Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth

Lake Worth, FL

(Rating 3.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

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.

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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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6%

Types of financial aids

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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
99.84%
$6,408
$30,001 - $48,000
100%
$5,378
$48,001 - $75,000
86.29%
$2,811
$75,001 - $110,000
60.47%
$1,801
$110,001+
28.57%
$963

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 offering 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 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 indicator 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

27:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

643
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2%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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

Distance education location breakdown

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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.

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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 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.

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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 explore 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 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

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

This college is actually filled with resources and really inspiring if you are here to learn. If you are not focused on moving forward with your education, you will do poorly. Half of the advisors are just terrible and will run you in circles or talk down to you which is why I’m rating 4 stars instead of 5. I’d say 95% of other employees that you will encounter are much more helpful. There are “bad” professors and there are “great” professors just like there are “bad” and “good” students. It’s up to you how successful you want to be and if you’re tired of dead end jobs, you can come here for quality vocational programs or a degree at an affordable price.There is public transportation that comes right to the campus. There is a fully operational Dunkin’ Donuts on campus. There are soooo many resources in the library. Free tutoring for all subjects in the labs. Great programs for anybody wanting a better life; welding, cosmetology, radiology, nursing, HVAC, etc.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

It's actually my first time walking almost the whole campus! I was lost when I first on campus, there was a maintenance guy told me directions. He was nice but I couldn't remember which way to go so I ended up asking a lady which way I needed to get and sent me in the correct direction. I gave Lake Worth campus a 5 star because of the help they showed me. Thank you.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This school is horrible they only care about money not their students. i went to this school and during the middle of my semester i had 3 yes 3 deaths in my family starting with my sister in January, my father in March and my brother in April of that same year. This school not only put me on academic probation they wouldn't lift it after hearing about my situation it was to late within the year to withdraw from classes so i emailed my teachers about what happened. I basically was told no because they didn't want to give me financial aide again because many students were just trying to get money..WHAT I was not one of those student who had much of anything left i always chose min 4/5 class so me going to school for the money like some of the other no way. I am so fed up with this school. The Belle Glade campus was the worst i couldn't even get them on the phone ever.."no surprise" so after getting in touch with the lake worth campus and getting this financial aid thing lifted to be able to get it again the Belle glade office had yet to lift the academic probation status.. So now because of these lazy people im going to a much better school but am not paying out of pocket because they did not lift it..the lake worth campus had the school had the nerve to email me after i requested my transcripts and started at another school. They after getting my transcripts if i was going to attend there school this semester..No thank you i'll give my money to a school that actually cares about their students not the money they want from u..They didn't care about my being a single disabled mom of two kids,one with autism trying to get an education and had loss half of her family,,when i needed them to understand they acted like they didn't care.. So no i will not go back to u..I wouldn't want to give you the credit for what i worked hard to accomplish..The people at my new school are trying to do all the can to help me achieve my goal thank you IRSC. and thank you PBCC for pushing me into an excellent school..

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Overall Rating:

There is a receptionist at this school in the advisor office who is incredibly rude. If you don’t know how to talk to people then leave. If you don’t like your job then leave. She said her name was Tyler but that can be a lie because she’s the type of person to do that. Please be aware.

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: Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus

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

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