Palm Beach State College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,030
2022 Average Net Price
$10,549
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.98%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
24,223
30.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
41.7%
904 Graduates

About

Palm Beach State College is a higher education institution located in Palm Beach County, FL. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Palm Beach State College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,463 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (220 degrees), and General Computer Programming (29 degrees).

In 2022, 5,792 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Palm Beach State College. 63.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,866 degrees), 1.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1,799 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Palm Beach State College is $3,030, which is $−8,934 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Palm Beach State College is $3,030, which is $−8,934 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,549.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending Palm Beach State College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,030
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Palm Beach State College was $3,030. The cost of tuition at Palm Beach State College is $−8,934 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$10,549
2022 Value
13.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Palm Beach State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,549. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Palm Beach State College grew by 13.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,825
Room and Board
$2,700
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Palm Beach State College was of $12,825 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,700. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
9%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Palm Beach State College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 124% with respect to 2021, when 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.98%
2019 Default Rate
72
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Palm Beach State College was 3.98%, which represents 72 out of the 1811 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Palm Beach State College had a total enrollment of 24,223 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Palm Beach State College is 7,449 students and the part-time enrollment is 16,774. This means that 30.8% of students enrolled at Palm Beach State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Palm Beach State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.5% Hispanic or Latino, 28.5% Black or African American, 28.1% White, 3.24% Asian, 2.64% Two or More Races, 0.157% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.136% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Palm Beach State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (19.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (16%) and White Male (15.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

30.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Palm Beach State College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24,223 students. The full-time enrollment at Palm Beach State College is 7,449 and the part-time enrollment is 16,774. This means that 30.8% of students enrolled at Palm Beach State College are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    8,118 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    6,892 enrolled students
  3. White
    6,812 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Palm Beach State College is 33.5% Hispanic or Latino, 28.5% Black or African American, 28.1% White, 3.24% Asian, 2.64% Two or More Races, 0.157% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.136% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 527 students (2.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,598 more women than men received degrees from Palm Beach State College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Palm Beach State College is hispanic or latino (1,866 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1799 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Palm Beach State College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,463 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (220 degrees) and General Computer Programming (29 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Palm Beach State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,463 degrees awarded), Protective Services (199 degrees), and Human Sciences (66 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Police officers (134,031 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (115,230 people), Other managers (102,154 people), Software developers (42,539 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (42,414 people).

The most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,463 degrees awarded), Protective Services (199 degrees), Human Sciences (66 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (165 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (82 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Skincare specialists

The most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,463 degrees awarded), Protective Services (199 degrees), Human Sciences (66 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (165 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (82 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (322,597 people), Elementary & secondary schools (246,951 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (83,177 people), Computer Systems Design (81,815 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (76,794 people).

The most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,463 degrees awarded), Protective Services (199 degrees), Human Sciences (66 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (165 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (82 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Palm Beach State College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 3,463 degrees awarded
  2. 220 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Palm Beach State College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 3,463 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,097
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,695
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,097 degrees were awarded to men at Palm Beach State College, which is 0.568 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,695).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 1212 degrees were awarded to men at Palm Beach State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.538 times less than the 2251 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 2251 degrees were awarded to men at Palm Beach State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.86 times more than the 1212 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Palm Beach State College is Female and Asian (57.1% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.1% of graduates (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,866 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1,799 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,565 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Palm Beach State College is hispanic or latino (1,866 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1799 degrees).

2.9% of degree recipients (168 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,160 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    1,133 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    1,065 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Palm Beach State College is hispanic or latino female (1,160 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (1133 degrees).

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Operations

Palm Beach State College has an endowment valued at nearly $21.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 153k (0.72%) compared to the 0.527% average return (72.1k on 13.7M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Palm Beach State College had a total salary expenditure of 234M. Palm Beach State College employs 140 Instructors, 79 Assistant professors and 56 Professors. Most academics at Palm Beach State College are Female Instructor (81), Male Instructor (59), and Female Assistant professor (42).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palm Beach State College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 175 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 167 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 149 employees.

Endowment

$21.2M
2022 Endowment
2.42%
growth from 2021

Palm Beach State College has an endowment valued at about $21.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Palm Beach State College grew 2.42% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.56M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.62M - Federal
  2. $452k - State
  3. $1.42M - Local

As of 2022, Palm Beach State College received $8.62M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $452k from state grants and contracts, and $1.42M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$102M
2022 Salaries
12%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Palm Beach State College paid a median of $102M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($234M) and a 12% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.9M
Instructional Salaries
307
Number of Employees

In 2022, Palm Beach State College paid a total of $18.9M to 307 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
140 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
175 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Palm Beach State College were Instructor with 140 employees, Assistant professor with 79 employees, and Professor with 56 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palm Beach State College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 175 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 167 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 149 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Palm Beach State College was Female Instructor with 81 employees, Male Instructor with 59 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 42 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Palm Beach State College.

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