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Spring Break 2021: Palm Beach State College will be closed for classes and services from Monday, March 8 to Sunday, March 14. Classes and services resume on Monday, March 15, 2021.

 

Fast Facts

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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