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Palm Beach State College
Palm Beach State College 4200 Congress Ave Lake Worth, FL 33461 Phone: (561) 967-7222
  • General Information
    About Palm Beach State College

    The Palm Beach Gardens campus opened in 1982 as a permanent, full-time facility offering associate in arts and associate in science degrees and certificate programs. Today, Palm Beach State at Palm Beach Gardens offers credit and noncredit courses, programs and workshops to approximately 10,000 students each year. The campus also features modern multimedia classrooms and laboratories, a horticultural nursery, community athletic fields, the 250-seat Alfred W. Meldon Lecture Hall and an art gallery. The 750-seat Edward M. Eissey Campus Theatre is a cultural hub for northern Palm Beach County, presenting community educational programs as well as family entertainment through its popular "Arts in the Gardens" guest artist series. The Center for Early Learning, a state-of-the-art child care center serving children of Palm Beach State students and employees, opened in 2001.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, primarily associate's, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • 2-4 years certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 71%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 39,265
    Native American 144
    Asian 1,258
    African American 9,336
    Hispanic 7,064
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 10,913
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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