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IPEDS ID: 136358
OPE ID: 00151200
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Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Ave, Lake Worth, Florida 33461-4796
General information:  (561) 967-7222
Website:  www.palmbeachstate.edu/
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  24,151 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  27 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2021Full timePart time
Total faculty312746
Instructional312746
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Tuition and fees
In-state$2,444$2,444$2,444$3,05024.8%
Out-of-state$8,732$8,732$8,732$10,91024.9%
Books and supplies$1,800$2,700$2,700$2,7000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$9,000$12,825$12,825$12,8250.0%
Other$3,000$7,155$7,155$7,1550.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,500$7,155$7,155$7,1550.0%
Total Expenses2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
In-state
Off Campus$16,244$25,124$25,124$25,7302.4%
Off Campus with Family$6,744$12,299$12,299$12,9054.9%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$22,532$31,412$31,412$33,5906.9%
Off Campus with Family$13,032$18,587$18,587$20,76511.7%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2020-2021
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,89476%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,57764%$10,122,529$6,419
Federal grants1,35855%$7,700,439$5,670
Pell grants1,35855%$7,387,389$5,440
Other federal grants73129%$313,050$428
State/local government grant or scholarships71729%$1,858,843$2,593
Institutional grants or scholarships26010%$563,247$2,166
Student loan aid1315%$518,906$3,961
Federal student loans1315%$518,906$3,961
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid110,957$52,524,360$4,794
Pell grants9,190$37,930,961$4,127
Federal student loans1,547$7,156,848$4,626
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Average net price$2,833$9,782$9,277
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2018-20192019-20202020-2021
$0 – $30,000$1,594$8,452$7,993
$30,001 – $48,000$2,890$9,727$9,457
$48,001 – $75,000$5,118$12,237$11,824
$75,001 – $110,000$8,835$14,894$14,001
$110,001 and more$9,354$15,347$14,740
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2021
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)24,151
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,000
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 26%
Part-time: 74%Student Gender:
Male: 39%
Female: 61%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 28%
Hispanic/Latino: 33%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 29%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 68%
25 and over: 32%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 99%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2020.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 50%
Enrolled in some distance education: 27%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 23%
Undergraduate application fee (2021-2022): $40
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 38 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2021.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 42%
Transfer-out rate: 15%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 39%
Female: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 66%
Black or African American: 39%
Hispanic/Latino: 41%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 43%
Two or more races: 30%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 46%
Non-resident alien: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 6%
Received an Associate's degree: 41%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 2%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 5%
Received an Associate's degree: 42%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 2%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 7%
Received an Associate's degree: 39%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 2%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 6%
Received an Associate's degree: 25%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 1%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 27%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 1%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 9%
Received an Associate's degree: 23%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 1%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 41%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 4%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 46%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 3%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 5%
Received an Associate's degree: 39%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 4%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 8%
Received an Associate's degree: 24%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 3%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 30%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 31%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 4%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 10%
Received an Associate's degree: 22%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 3%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
Certificate
AssociateBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields
Landscaping and Groundskeeping63-
Category total63-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biotechnology2--
Category total2--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping1826-
Banking and Financial Support Services1--
Business Administration and Management, General6312-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other--303
Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations29--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies25--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-22-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management20--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management0--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General00-
Operations Management and Supervision-1-
Real Estate64--
Restaurant/Food Services Management19--
Small Business Administration/Management-10-
Transportation/Mobility Management113-
Category total25074303
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Graphics3131-
Computer Programming, Specific Applications4--
Computer Programming/Programmer, General2136-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other2-66
Information Technology20-
Network and System Administration/Administrator5335-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design21-
Category total11510366
Construction Trades
Building Construction Technology/Technician0--
Electrician51--
Category total51--
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services
Barbering/Barber7--
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General41--
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist109--
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist46--
Category total203--
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-44-
Education, Other14--
Category total1444-
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician2--
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician-0-
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-6-
Energy Systems Technology/Technician9--
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, General2522-
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician41--
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician3--
Category total8028-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management0--
Child Care Provider/Assistant73--
Category total73--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant20--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-47-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician36-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)20833-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician245-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-0-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training25--
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage12--
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist1621-
Medical/Clinical Assistant22--
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other6843-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide89--
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist-12-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-237112
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-110
Surgical Technology/Technologist13--
Category total500415112
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections0--
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-19-
Criminal Justice/Police Science110--
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management00-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician01-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting53--
Forensic Science and Technology2624-
Homeland Security, Other60--
Category total24944-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal923-
Category total923-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-4,062-
Category total-4,062-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician60--
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician9--
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair Technology/Technician, General11--
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician14--
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician4--
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician14--
Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician0--
Category total112--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science124-
Category total124-
Precision Production
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant9--
Welding Technology/Welder24--
Category total33--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General--0
Category total--0
Science Technologies/Technicians
Biology/Biotechnology Technology/Technician01-
Category total01-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew-0-
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations-0-
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor1--
Category total10-
Visual and Performing Arts
Cinematography and Film/Video Production1318-
Interior Design-26-
Category total1344-
Grand total1,7234,845481
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2020-2021
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 452
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 135
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $2,048
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,090
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 0%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NJCAA Division I
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
Baseball36
Basketball1813
Volleyball14
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1942)06/01/2032
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician ProgramAccredited (06/01/1983 - 12/31/2006)
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since (06/01/1996)06/30/2025
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate programAccredited since ((!)10/01/2014)12/31/2027
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)Accredited since (12/09/1966)12/31/2022
Dental Hygiene (DH)Accredited since (07/18/1964)12/31/2022
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
Montessori Education (MONTE) - Montessori teacher education programs and institutionsAccredited (05/04/2000 - 07/30/2012)
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/110149.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling010
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft100
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence210
b. Dating violence200
c. Stalking730
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations010
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.010
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201820172016
Default rate10.0%11.4%8.2%
Number in default179208172
Number in repayment1,7841,8092,075
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)