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Palm Beach State College Overview

Located in Lake Worth, Florida, Palm Beach State College is a public institution. Lake Worth is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Palm Beach State College Known For?

8,303 Full-Time Undergraduates
$2,954 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest degree offered at Palm Beach State College.
  • In 2017-2018, 31% of the faculty were full-time.

Palm Beach State College Rankings

Palm Beach State College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Palm Beach State College has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Palm Beach State College

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 796
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,046
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,098

Where Is Palm Beach State College?

Location of Palm Beach State College

Contact details for Palm Beach State College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4200 Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
Phone: 561-967-7222

How Do I Get Into Palm Beach State College?

You can apply to Palm Beach State College online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Palm Beach State College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Palm Beach State College?

7% Take Out Loans
8.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Palm Beach State College is $2,954. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Palm Beach State College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$2,014 $2,971 $5,723 $8,895 $9,117

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Palm Beach State College, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $3,642 a year. That adds up to $14,568 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Palm Beach State College is 8.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Palm Beach State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,303 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 30,052 undergraduate students at Palm Beach State College, with 8,303 being full-time and 21,749 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Palm Beach State College

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,303 full-time undergraduates at Palm Beach State College, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Palm Beach State College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Palm Beach State College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Palm Beach State College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 211
Black or African American 1,982
Hispanic or Latino 2,522
White 2,835
International Students 256
Other Races/Ethnicities 497

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Palm Beach State College. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 70 countries are represented at Palm Beach State College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Venezuela, and Curaçao.

Online Learning at Palm Beach State College

3,614 Took All Classes Online
9,054 Took At Least One Class Online
9.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 9,054 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Palm Beach State College has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Palm Beach State College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Palm Beach State College was 9.9%. This is the #1,344 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Palm Beach State College regardless of major.

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%.

Palm Beach State College Majors

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 17 0 0 0
Air Transportation 8 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 91 0 0 0
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 7 0 0 0
Business Administration & Management 27 281 0 0
Computer Information Systems 31 0 0 0
Computer Programming 4 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 28 0 0 0
Construction Engineering Technology 1 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 23 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 21 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 35 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 8 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 9 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 12 0 0 0
Fire Protection 1 0 0 0
General Engineering Technology 22 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 10 0 0 0
Horticulture 5 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 26 0 0 0
Information Technology 54 57 0 0
Legal Support Services 38 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 4,060 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 58 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 12 0 0 0
Nursing 253 81 0 0
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 8 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 35 0 0 0
Total 9,808 838 0 0


*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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