Palm Beach State College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,424

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$4,134

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

13.3%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

30,520

26.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

35.4%

997 Graduates

About

Palm Beach State College is a higher education institution located in Palm Beach County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Palm Beach State College were Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (229 degrees awarded), Other Computer & Information Technology Services Management (38 degrees), and Registered Nursing (36 degrees).

In 2016, 6,926 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Palm Beach State College. 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,838 degrees), 1.55 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1835 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Palm Beach State College is $2,424, which is $-10,376 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Palm Beach State College is $2,424, which is $-10,376 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,134.

In 2016, 43% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 9% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,424

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Palm Beach State College was $2,424. The cost of tuition at Palm Beach State College is $-10,376 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

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Average Net Price

$4,134

2016 Value

58.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Palm Beach State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,134. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Palm Beach State College grew by 58.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,000

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Palm Beach State College was of $9,000 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

9%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

43% of undergraduate students at Palm Beach State College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 47.6% with respect to 2015, when 82% 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.

13.3%

2015 Default Rate

297

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Palm Beach State College was 13.3%, which represents 297 out of the 2238 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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Admissions

Palm Beach State College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 30,520 students enrolled at Palm Beach State College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Palm Beach State College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Palm Beach State College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

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Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Palm Beach State College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Palm Beach State College has a total enrollment of 30,520 students. The full-time enrollment at Palm Beach State College is 8,151 students and the part-time enrollment is 22,369. This means that 26.7% 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 34.6% White, 28.8% Hispanic or Latino, 24.9% Black or African American, 2.79% Asian, 2.38% Two or More Races, 0.233% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.206% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Palm Beach State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (19.4%), followed by White Female (16.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

26.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Palm Beach State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,520 students. The full-time enrollment at Palm Beach State College is 8,151 and the part-time enrollment is 22,369. This means that 26.7% of students enrolled at Palm Beach State College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.9% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Palm Beach State College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Palm Beach State College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    10,566

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8,804

  3. Black or African American

    7,585

The enrolled student population at Palm Beach State College is 34.6% White, 28.8% Hispanic or Latino, 24.9% Black or African American, 2.79% Asian, 2.38% Two or More Races, 0.233% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.206% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 47.2% White, 23.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.6% 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, 1,316 students (4.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 762 more women than men received degrees from Palm Beach State College. The majority of degree recipients at Palm Beach State College are white (2,838 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1835 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Palm Beach State College is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (229 degrees awarded), followed by Other Computer & Information Technology Services Management (38 degrees) and Registered Nursing (36 degrees).

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 (3,522 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (261 degrees), and Protective Services (490 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Software developers, applications & systems software (413,328 people), Miscellaneous managers (187,079 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (140,620 people), Police officers (131,850 people), and Computer programmers (121,788 people).

The most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,522 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (261 degrees), Protective Services (490 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (477 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (139 degrees).

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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 Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Other Sales Workers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,522 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (261 degrees), Protective Services (490 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (477 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (139 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Computer Systems Design (501,212 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (333,671 people), Elementary & secondary schools (253,260 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (131,115 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (124,795 people).

The most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,522 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (261 degrees), Protective Services (490 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (477 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (139 degrees).

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Degrees

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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Palm Beach State College was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 229 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,082

  2. 3,844

In 2016, 3,082 degrees were awarded to men at Palm Beach State College, which is 0.802 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,844).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 1436 degrees were awarded to men at Palm Beach State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.688 times less than the 2086 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 2086 degrees were awarded to women at Palm Beach State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.45 times more than the 1436 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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100% Completion Time

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150% Completion Time

In N/A, N/A% of students graduating from Palm Beach State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, N/A% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and N/A% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Palm Beach State College is Male and Asian (60% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.6% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,838 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,835 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,466 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Palm Beach State College is white (2,838 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1835 degrees).

4.5% of degree recipients (312 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,454 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,384 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,008 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Palm Beach State College is white female (1,454 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,384 degrees).

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Operations

Palm Beach State College has an endowment valued at nearly $18.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $252k (1.38%), compared to the 0.934% average return ($83.5k on $8.94M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Palm Beach State College had a total expenditure of $168M. Of that $168M, they spent $81.2M on salaries and $168M on benefits.

Palm Beach State College employs 150 Instructors, 60 Assistant professors, and 44 Professors. Most academics at Palm Beach State College are Female Instructors (84), Male Instructors(66), and Female Assistant professors (40).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palm Beach State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 244 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 186 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 155 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18.2M

2015 Endowment

1.54%

growth from 2014

Palm Beach State College has an endowment valued at about $18.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Palm Beach State College grew 1.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.25M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Palm Beach State College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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. $4.69M - Federal

  2. $708k - State

  3. $408k - Local

As of 2015, Palm Beach State College received $4.69M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $708k from state grants and contracts, and $408k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$81.2M

Salary Expenditure

$168M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Palm Beach State College had a total expenditure of $168M. Of that $168M, they spent $81.2M on salaries and $168M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Palm Beach State College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$81.2M

2015 Salaries

3.52%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Palm Beach State College paid a median of $81.2M in salaries, which represents 48.4% of their overall expenditure ($168M) and a 3.52% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.45% growth from 2013 and a 1.62% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 3.29M (34.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.2M

Instructional Salaries

306

Number of Employees

In 2015, Palm Beach State College paid a total of $17.2M to 306 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $672k (20.4%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

150 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

244 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Palm Beach State College were Instructor with 150 employees; Assistant professor with 60 employees; and Assistant professor with 44 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palm Beach State College were Office and Administrative Support with 244 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 186 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 155 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Palm Beach State College was Female Instructor with 84 employees, Male Instructor with 66 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 40 employees.

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

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