Gulf Coast State College Overview
Located in Panama City, Florida, Gulf Coast State College is a public institution. The location of GCSC is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is Gulf Coast State College Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at GCSC.
- In 2017-2018, 48% of the faculty were full-time.
Gulf Coast State College Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
GCSC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at GCSC.
Where Is Gulf Coast State College?
Contact details for GCSC are given below.
|Address:||5230 West U.S. Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401|
How Do I Get Into GCSC?
You can apply to GCSC online at: https://www.gulfcoast.edu/admissions/admissions-application-type.html
Can I Afford Gulf Coast State College?
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At GCSC, approximately 8% of students took out student loans averaging $4,225 a year. That adds up to $16,900 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at GCSC is 14.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Gulf Coast State College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 1,625 full-time undergraduates at GCSC, 37% are male and 63% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Gulf Coast State College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||182|
|Hispanic or Latino||115|
Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Gulf Coast State College. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 16 countries are represented at GCSC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Jamaica, Nigeria, and Pakistan.
Online Learning at Gulf Coast State College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at GCSC has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 38th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of GCSC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Gulf Coast State College was 2.1%. This is the #1,888 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at GCSC regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of GCSC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||3%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||44%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at GCSC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at GCSC.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|General Visual & Performing Arts||#10|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#96|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#248|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#353|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#474|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#474|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Gulf Coast State College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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