Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth

Lake Worth, FL

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Palm Beach State College offers 354-degree programs and 48 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 27:1. 1 high safety campus. 43.3% are women, and 56.7% are men. 2% 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.


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



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


23337 of Palm Beach State College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 82 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Palm Beach State College number 5 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Florida.

Students at Palm Beach State College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


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

Students services


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


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 giving 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


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 of 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.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Palm Beach State College is 27:1, that means that for every 27 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



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Palm Beach State College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Palm Beach State College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Florida.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

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


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 354 programs in total: 138 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 114 - for Associate's degree, 75 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 18 - 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 33 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.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 48 distance education programs that are provided in the Palm Beach State College: 21 are for Associate's degree, 15 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 6 - for Bachelor's degree and 6 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


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.


Palm Beach State College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 19584 students with 1448901 both contact and credit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Palm Beach State College

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This campus is just absurd. My wife and I nearly spoke to every single staff member and the only thing everyone of them had in common was that no one knew what in the world they were doing! Getting accurate information or simply any information at all in close to impossible. They offer online AA degrees and no one in this campus knows about it! AND I MEAN NO ONE. They have no regard for you or your problems. The only thing they try to do is pass the problem onto someone else so they can dismiss you (and to be clear we were respectful and patient the whole time. Never argued or opposeda problem with their process hoping that would make things easier as they are also rude). After 3 months of trying, we gave up. MDC had everything we needed on their website. We registered and did everything in less than a week! And we live in Boynton! PBSC IS A JOKE! I cannot imagine how bad the professors must be if the rest of the staff is this bad.

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Terrible Campus, nearly all of the office staff are rude and dismissive of your requests for information or action. Resolving anything with faculty is just shy of impossible. Considering transferring after my third semester with this campus.

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This college is a great place to get a high value education for a reasonable price. The people here are wonderful--it is a large campus, but easily navigable.

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Probably the worst campus pbs has. If you’re looking to speak to anyone about your classes, or about your tuition AVOID THIS CAMPUS! Im serious I’m saving your time. First the student advisor that was picked for me was a lady with such an attitude, so unprofessional I was amazed of how she acted with me and this was before I was even assigned to her. She rolled her eyes at me before even speaking to me as if I had said something to her. So when my name was called and i asked nicely to wait for another advisor, she whispered something under her breath and continued to laugh. Like a child. Everyone that I have seen for advicing for my classes has been a nightmare and not fully qualified for there position. Not only are they suggesting classes that weren’t needed for my major, but they were rushing to finish my one on one time. So just avoid this campus unless you like wasting your time and being disrespected.

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I try to call the main phone number several times for two weeks and nobody answer the phone, finally I went to the admition office where they provide a number for Ismael Makilla, as my point of contact to get the info I requested in the additions office. I called Ismael several times for two weeks now and he never answer the phone neither returns the voice message I left. I basically wasted my time for more than a month. All I wanted was to get enroll in the next class now it’s too late ...... don’t waste your time here. Look for another alternatives.

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Location & Website

Address: 4200 Congress Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5619677222

Institution is active in current year: 1

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