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Fourth Largest
4th largest of the 28 colleges in
the Florida College System.

 

Student Profile
46,870 students
34% White     • 33% Hispanic
• 27% Black     • 6% all other

 

Financial Aid
$81 million awarded in financial aid, including scholarships.

 

 

Economic Impact
On Palm Beach County

• $1.1 billion
• For every $1 of spending, students gain $4.60 in lifetime earnings, taxpayers gain $6.30 in added tax revenue and public sector savings, and society gains $19.10 in added state revenue and social savings.

 

 

  • Founded in 1933 as Florida's first public junior college
  • Merged with Roosevelt Junior College in 1965
  • Changed name from Palm Beach Junior College to Palm Beach Community College in 1988
  • Began offering its first bachelor's degree in fall 2009
  • Changed named to Palm Beach State College on Jan. 12, 2010 to reflect new bachelor's degree offerings
  • Governed by a five-member District Board of Trustees appointed by the governor
  • Fourth largest of the 28 colleges comprising the Florida College System 
  • Largest institution of higher learning in Palm Beach County.
  • Average class size of 24

Belle Glade  |  Boca Raton  |  Lake Worth  |  Loxahatchee GrovesPalm Beach Gardens

The College also has a satellite location in the Count and Countess de Hoernle Historic Building in West Palm Beach. 

130+ programs of study

  • Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Cardiopulmonary Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Associate in Arts transfer degree
  • Associate in Science career degrees
  • College credit certificates
  • Job preparatory programs
  • Corporate and continuing education
  • Customized training
  • Lifelong learning

6,928 Degrees & Certificates Awarded (2019-20)

  • 480 Bachelor's
  • 3,961 A.A.
  • 774 A.S./A.A.S.
  • 1,713 Certificates

College credit courses:
Florida resident: $101.00/credit hour
Non-Florida resident: $363.00/credit hour

Bachelor's degree courses:
Florida resident: $122.85/credit hour
Non-Florida resident: $558.00/credit hour

CCP courses:
Florida resident: $83.40/credit hour, $2.78/contact hour
Non-Florida resident: $327.30/credit hour, $10.91/contact hour

  • 46,870 students
  • 41,626 enrolled in credit courses
  • 5,244 enrolled in non-credit courses
  • 714 enrolled in the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College
  • 26% full-time (fall students enrolled in credit, developmental education, and CCP courses)
  • 74% part-time (fall students enrolled in credit, developmental education, and CCP courses)
  • 59% female, 41% male (fall students enrolled in credit, developmental education, and CCP courses)
  • 34% White, 33% Hispanic, 27% Black, 6% All others
  • Average age 25 (fall students enrolled in credit, developmental education, and CCP courses)
  • 160 - Number of countries and territories represented among all students
  • Mascot: Panthers
  • Conference: National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I in the Southern Conference
  • NJCAA Teams: Men’s baseball, Men’s basketball, Women’s basketball, Women’s softball and Women’s volleyball
  • Club Sports Teams: Men's and Women’s Soccer
  • Colors: Green and gold

 

Financial Aid (2019-20)

$81 million awarded in financial aid, including scholarships.

 

Operating Budget (2020-21)

$131.3 million

 

Economic Impact on Palm Beach County

  • $1.1 billion 
  • For every $1 of spending, students gain $4.60 in lifetime earnings, taxpayers gain $6.30 in added tax revenue and public sector savings, and society gains $19.10 in added state revenue and social savings.

 

Palm Beach State Tuition is Among the Lowest in Florida

Search the U.S. Department of Education database on college costs, based on 2018-2019 data, which shows that Palm Beach State had one of the lowest tuitions in Florida.

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