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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?

7,388 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Palm Beach State College is the bachelor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 31% of the faculty were full-time.

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Palm Beach 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.

Palm Beach State College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#12 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#143 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Palm Beach State College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Best Fire Protection Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Legal Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Legal Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Legal Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Legal Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#119 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#127 Best Value Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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
Website: www.palmbeachstate.edu/

How Do I Get Into Palm Beach State College?

You can apply to Palm Beach State College online at: www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions

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

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

8,139 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 31,289 undergraduate students at Palm Beach State College, with 8,139 being full-time and 23,150 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,139 full-time undergraduates at Palm Beach State College, 47% are male and 53% 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 219
Black or African American 2,018
Hispanic or Latino 2,621
White 2,512
International Students 257
Other Races/Ethnicities 512

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.

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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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 4,060 0 0 4,060
Allied Health Professions 213 91 102 0 406
Business Administration & Management 68 27 0 281 376
Nursing 0 253 0 81 334
Criminal Justice & Corrections 245 23 0 0 268
Cosmetology 133 0 55 0 188
Human Development & Family Studies 160 0 0 0 160
Information Technology 41 54 6 57 158
Mental & Social Health Services 58 58 0 0 116
Fire Protection 105 1 0 0 106
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 76 0 25 0 101
Real Estate 100 0 0 0 100
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 1 0 94 0 95
Other Education 72 0 0 0 72
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 54 0 0 0 54
Computer Software & Applications 21 28 5 0 54
Hospitality Management 0 26 26 0 52
Computer Information Systems 17 31 0 0 48
Legal Support Services 8 38 0 0 46
Entrepreneurial Studies 36 9 0 0 45
Precision Metal Working 0 0 43 0 43
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 40 0 40
General Engineering Technology 17 22 0 0 39
Dental Support Services 0 21 17 0 38
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 35 0 0 35
Design & Applied Arts 0 35 0 0 35
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 33 0 33
Health & Medical Administrative Services 9 10 14 0 33
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 32 0 0 0 32
Natural Resources Conservation 11 12 8 0 31
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 30 0 30
Accounting 12 17 0 0 29
Homeland Security 28 0 0 0 28
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 10 12 0 0 22
Horticulture 8 5 2 0 15
Computer Programming 6 4 3 0 13
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 7 2 0 9
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 8 0 8
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 8 0 0 8
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 0 8 0 0 8
Air Transportation 0 8 0 0 8
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 5 0 5
Biotechnology 4 0 0 0 4
Environmental Control Technology 2 0 0 0 2
Construction Engineering Technology 0 1 0 0 1
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0 0
Carpentry 0 0 0 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,547 4,904 518 419 7,388

References

*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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