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EXPANDING OUR MISSION
Founded in 1933 as Florida’s first public community college, Palm Beach State has
grown from three classrooms and 41 students to five campuses and over 49,000 students.
By expanding its mission and programs through the years, PBSC has become the largest
institution of higher education in Palm Beach County and the fourth largest (based
on FTE) of the 28 colleges in the Florida College System. With over 130 programs of
study, PBSC offers learning options for all including associate degrees, baccalaureate
degrees, professional certificates, career training, and corporate and continuing
A COLLEGE FOR THE COMMUNITY
Palm Beach State College enriches every corner of the county through its commitment to quality and attention to community needs. PBSC offers:
Affordable Tuition: PBSC is one of the most affordable public colleges in Florida and the nation, making college possible for students of all income levels.
Outstanding Faculty: Students learn from experienced faculty with industry credentials, including doctoral scientists, researchers and published experts.
Current Curriculum: Innovative instruction focuses on new technologies, global challenges and local concerns.
Graduates are prepared for the next step in their
education or to hit the ground running in a new career.
Real-World Connections: More than 400 professionals participate in PBSC business partnership councils for
their field. Through this involvement, students reap valuable
internship and networking opportunities.
Cultural Hubs: Renowned music, dance and theatre companies as well as visual and performing artists
appear year-round at PBSC’s theatres and galleries. Students also
perform and show their work in these venues.
Honors College: The Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College provides a challenging and supportive academic environment were students are encouraged to think critically, demonstrate leadership and develop ethical standards.
Rich Campus Life: Palm Beach State gives students choices for meaningful activities beyond the classroom
with more than 75 clubs and organizations, competitive
athletics and student government.