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 Palm Beach State College

Palm Beach State College - Lake Worth, FL

4200 Congress Ave, Lake Worth, Florida 33461-4796

General information:(561)967-7222
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Bachelor's degree
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:29,354( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:26 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
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
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $1,990 $2,158 $2,324 -7%
Out-of-state $7,195 $7,772 $8,396 -7%
Books and supplies $1,750 $1,750 $1,500 17%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,000 $9,000 $9,000 0%
Other $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,740 $3,908 $3,824 0%
Off Campus $15,740 $15,908 $15,824 0%
Off Campus with Family $6,240 $6,408 $6,324 0%
On Campus $8,945 $9,522 $9,896 0%
Off Campus $20,945 $21,522 $21,896 0%
Off Campus with Family $11,445 $12,022 $12,396 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,304
In-state fees $20
Out-of-state tuition $8,376
Out-of-state fees $20
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,086 73% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,051 72% $10,048,546 $4,899
Federal grants 1,576 55% $8,141,969 $5,166
Pell grants 1,561 55% $7,576,277 $4,853
Other federal grants 659 23% $565,692 $858
State/local government grant or scholarships 729 26% $1,239,607 $1,700
Institutional grants or scholarships 287 10% $666,970 $2,324
Student loan aid 629 22% $2,379,079 $3,782
Federal student loans 629 22% $2,379,079 $3,782
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 12,608 43% $41,656,791 $3,304
Pell grants 10,225 35% $40,045,730 $3,916
Federal student loans 3,069 10% $2,784,473 $907


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.
Average net price $3,490 $3,486 $2,746
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 Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $3,090 $2,149 $2,329
$30,001 - $48,000 $2,883 $3,090 Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 $2,427 $5,220 Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 $2,800 $6,808 Not applicable
$110,001 and more $2,772 $7,396 Not applicable

• 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.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 29,354
Undergraduate enrollment 29,354
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,317
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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, 44 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IMenWomen
Baseball 25-
Basketball 1513
Softball -16
Volleyball -14


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1942 Accredited


Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

08/01/1992 Accredited
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program

06/01/1983 - 12/31/2006Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

12/09/1966 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

07/18/1964 Accredited
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Accreditation

Montessori Education (MONTE) - Montessori teacher education programs and institutions

11/15/1999 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1996 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations10 0
Liquor law violations200
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 200
Aggravated assault 200
Burglary 100
Motor vehicle theft 503
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• 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.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate18.1%
Number in default182
Number in repayment1,002

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00151200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Bachelor's degree Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agriculture, General0----
Landscaping and Groundskeeping6115--
Category total6115--
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Interior Architecture18----
Category total18----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping10-0--
Accounting and Related Services, Other-7---
Banking and Financial Support Services-0---
Business Administration and Management, General4181---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other---87-
Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations-58---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-13---
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary523---
Finance, General0----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General9----
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management-011--
Management Information Systems and Services, Other5-7--
Management Information Systems, General-013--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General--1--
Office Management and Supervision--0--
Operations Management and Supervision7----
Real Estate-46---
Restaurant/Food Services Management--9--
Category total772284187-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician0----
Category total0----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst13----
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other25-280-
Category total38-280-
Construction Trades Colleges
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter----0
Plumbing Technology/Plumber----2
Category total-3--41
Education Colleges
Curriculum and Instruction-7---
Education, Other-62---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth44---
Category total473---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician-2---
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology-9---
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician02---
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General1----
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician6----
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other5----
Category total1213---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant27175---
Child Care and Support Services Management-2---
Category total27177---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dental Assisting/Assistant--13--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist24----
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician1-12--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)4218957--
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician0-5--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--29--
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage-30---
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist2113---
Medical/Clinical Assistant--11--
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide-89---
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician9165--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1630---
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist17----
Surgical Technology/Technologist--22--
Category total277337154--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration9----
Criminal Justice/Police Science-389---
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician12----
Fire Protection, Other-0---
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-70---
Fire Services Administration-0---
Forensic Science and Technology1319---
Security and Loss Prevention Services-0---
Category total34539---
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal36----
Category total36----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies3108----
Category total3108----
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-1240--
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/--11-71
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician----0
Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician-08--
Category total-1259-71
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General--45--
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist-52---
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist-35---
Category total-8745--
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant--11--
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking----1
Welding Technology/Welder--15--
Category total--26-1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-4---
Category total-4---
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician51---
Category total51---
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew30---
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations1----
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor-0---
Category total40---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Cinematography and Film/Video Production60---
Commercial and Advertising Art127---
Category total187---
Grand total3664149235887113