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Palm Beach State College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Palm Beach State College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Palm Beach State College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Palm Beach State College was awarded 167 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other mental and social health services and allied professions.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Palm Beach State College is ranked #150 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 87 colleges in Florida, Palm Beach State College is ranked at #4.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Palm Beach State College?

Acceptance Rate

Palm Beach State College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Learn more about Palm Beach State College admissions.

Palm Beach State College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Palm Beach State College, this rate is 29 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Palm Beach State College is 32%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  32 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Palm Beach State College

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Palm Beach State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 31,289 undergraduates at Palm Beach State College with 8,139 being full-time and 23,150 being part-time.

How Much Does Palm Beach State College Cost?

The overall average net price of Palm Beach State College is $2,651. 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 +
$1,594 $2,890 $5,118 $8,835 $9,354

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 Palm Beach State College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 11.4%. 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 Palm Beach State College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Palm Beach State College make about $33,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 16% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Palm Beach State College make the most money.

Location of Palm Beach State College

Palm Beach State College is a public institution situated in Lake Worth, Florida. The suburban atmosphere of Lake Worth makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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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

Palm Beach State College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 322 $34,700
Nursing 94 NA
Information Technology 60 $49,800
Horticulture 0 NA
Hospitality Management 0 NA
Computer Information Systems 0 NA
Computer Programming 0 NA
Computer Software & Applications 0 NA
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 NA

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

Online Learning at Palm Beach State College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 9,622 students took at least one online class at Palm Beach State College. This is an increase from the 9,054 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 9,622 3,906
2017-2018 9,054 3,614
2016-2017 8,028 2,993
2015-2016 7,536 2,805
2013-2014 6,945 2,492

Learn more about online learning at Palm Beach 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.


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