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Gulf Coast State College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Gulf Coast State College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Gulf Coast State College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Gulf Coast State College was awarded 5 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

GCSC was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

See all of the rankings for Gulf Coast State College.

Is It Hard to Get Into GCSC?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Gulf Coast State College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

Learn more about Gulf Coast State College admissions.

Gulf Coast State College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Gulf Coast State College is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Gulf Coast State College is 48%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  48 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gulf Coast State College

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Average Overall Diversity at GCSC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,797 undergraduates at GCSC with 1,625 being full-time and 3,172 being part-time.

GCSC Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

GCSC scored 46.37 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  46.37 out of 100
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How Much Does Gulf Coast State College Cost?

The overall average net price of GCSC is $2,649. 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 GCSC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$1,657 $2,905 $5,000 $8,214 $7,406

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of GCSC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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.

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How Much Money Do GCSC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from GCSC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $29,700 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 25% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Gulf Coast State College make the most money.

Location of Gulf Coast State College

Located in Panama City, Florida, Gulf Coast State College is a public institution. Panama City is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for GCSC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5230 West U.S. Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: 850-769-1551

Gulf Coast State College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 37 NA
Business Administration & Management 24 NA
Information Technology 16 NA
Graphic Communications 7 NA
Accounting 0 NA
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 NA
Computer Programming 0 NA
Computer Software & Applications 0 NA
Computer Systems Networking 0 NA
Hospitality Management 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Gulf Coast State College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at GCSC

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 2,490 students took at least one online class at Gulf Coast State College. This is an increase from the 2,265 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,490 971
2016-2017 2,265 859
2015-2016 2,383 940
2014-2015 2,270 882
2013-2014 2,435 904

Learn more about online learning at Gulf Coast State College.

Notes and 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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