Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth

Lake Worth, FL

(Rating 3.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Palm Beach State College offers 345-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 30:1. 1 high safety campus. 42.9% are women, and 57.1% are men. 1% percents of international students. Palm Beach State College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Palm Beach State College is 2391$, that is at the level of national average. 35% of full-time Palm Beach State College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $31,000, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Palm Beach State College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$2,391
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Palm Beach State College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$1,627
$30,001 - $48,000$2,838
$48,001 - $75,000$5,090
$75,001 - $110,000$6,492
$110,001+$7,463

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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8%

Salary After Attending

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$31,000

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Palm Beach State College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate

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35%
BELOW AVERAGE

Palm Beach State College graduation rate is below the national average.

35% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Palm Beach State College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time to completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Palm Beach State College is 30:1, that means that for every 30 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

30:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

616
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1%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 4200 Congress Ave address in Lake Worth, Florida.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Palm Beach State College with 0.03% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are motor vehicle theft, robbery, and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Palm Beach State College offers 345 programs in total: 132 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 114 - for Associate's degree, 75 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 15 - for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs, and 9 are Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the highest number of programs in comparison with other 30 universities in Palm Beach county, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree , less than 1-year certificate, 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate and 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs offered. Palm Beach State College is one of the few institutions in Palm Beach that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance education programs that are offered in the Palm Beach State College: 3 are for Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Florida state average data to help you compare.

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Palm Beach State College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 19863 students with 1475772 both contact and credit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Palm Beach State College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

You are completely on your own in this college. They are too busy to answer your questions or explain things, almost like they want you to quit. Guess you get what you pay for.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Terrible school. Promised a lot of things and failed on all accounts. Cyber lab from date of install never worked still not to this day still not accredited with dept of homeland and or federal govt for cyber security. Most if the classes are a joke outdated and irrelevant. If you have a choice go to nova or ucf much better programs and are certified by homeland and all the federal agencies. Also no hands on and all high level 4000 classes are on online and most instructors that teach them do not pay attention to any assignments for give quality feedback.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

One of the hardest things to do for me was to return to school 15 years after dropping out. Palm Beach State has inspired me to conquer my fears and the academic advisor encouraged me to start slow. Now I am a straight-A student and en route to earn my degree

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I love the atmosphere of this campus. The IT faculty is very dedicated and always there to give you a helping hand.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

First of all, i started going here from 2008 for my Associate Degree and back then they didn't have so much Bachelors Program and my god does they now. This college is for local community and students who want to be lazy and don't want to drive 1 hour. This is like home sweet home college and the staff is pretty knowledgeable. The only issue is Financial Department is a joke they tried to screw me 4 times in 6 years. They have the good teacher as well as horrible ones so good luck. Beside that this college is great, and not so expensive give it a try.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 4200 Congress Ave

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5619677222

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: palmbeachstate.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

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Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: -

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