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.
- 4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Weekend/evening college
- Remedial services
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- On-campus day care for students' children
- 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.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- 1-2 years certificate
- Associate's degree
- 2-4 years certificate
- Bachelor's degree
- 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