Palm Beach State College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,424
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$9,782
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
26,666
29.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
43.9%
759 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 (322 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (94 degrees), and Other Computer & Information Technology Services Management (60 degrees).

In 2020, 6,836 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Palm Beach State College. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,331 degrees), 1.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2108 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Palm Beach State College is $2,424, which is $−9,405 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Palm Beach State College is $2,424, which is $−9,405 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,782.

In 2020, 45% of undergraduate students attending Palm Beach State College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,424
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Palm Beach State College was $2,424. The cost of tuition at Palm Beach State College is $−9,405 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$9,782
2020 Value
245%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Palm Beach State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,782. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Palm Beach State College grew by 245%.

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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 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,700. The cost of room and board increased by 42.5% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 50% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Palm Beach State College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.27% with respect to 2019, when 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
10%
2018 Default Rate
179
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Palm Beach State College was 10%, which represents 179 out of the 1784 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 has a total enrollment of 26,666 students. The full-time enrollment at Palm Beach State College is 7,907 students and the part-time enrollment is 18,759. This means that 29.7% 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 32.3% Hispanic or Latino, 30.5% White, 26% Black or African American, 2.99% Asian, 2.69% Two or More Races, 0.176% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Palm Beach State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (18.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (15.9%) and White Male (15.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Palm Beach State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26,666 students. The full-time enrollment at Palm Beach State College is 7,907 and the part-time enrollment is 18,759. This means that 29.7% of students enrolled at Palm Beach State College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
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 (66%), 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. Hispanic or Latino
    8,617
  2. White
    8,126
  3. Black or African American
    6,938

The enrolled student population at Palm Beach State College is 32.3% Hispanic or Latino, 30.5% White, 26% Black or African American, 2.99% Asian, 2.69% Two or More Races, 0.176% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.113% 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 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% 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, 944 students (3.54%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1540 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 white (2,331 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2108 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Palm Beach State College is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (322 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (94 degrees) and Other Computer & Information Technology Services Management (60 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 (3,907 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (18 degrees), and Human Sciences (120 degrees).

Workforce

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 (125,346 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (117,160 people), Other managers (65,944 people), Social workers, all other (39,150 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (38,484 people).

The most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,907 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (18 degrees), Human Sciences (120 degrees), Protective Services (266 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (215 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 Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,907 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (18 degrees), Human Sciences (120 degrees), Protective Services (266 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (215 degrees).

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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 (302,381 people), Elementary & secondary schools (222,196 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (70,330 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (66,936 people), and Individual & family services (48,830 people).

The most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,907 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (18 degrees), Human Sciences (120 degrees), Protective Services (266 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (215 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 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Palm Beach State College was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 322 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,648
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,188
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,648 degrees were awarded to men at Palm Beach State College, which is 0.632 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,188).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 1472 degrees were awarded to men at Palm Beach State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.605 times less than the 2435 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 2435 degrees were awarded to women at Palm Beach State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.65 times more than the 1472 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (90.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Palm Beach State College is Female and Asian (90.5% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 3.56% of graduates (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,331 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,108 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,666 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Palm Beach State College is white (2,331 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2108 degrees).

3.82% of degree recipients (261 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,317 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,301 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    1,137 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Palm Beach State College is white female (1,317 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (1,301 degrees).

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Operations

Palm Beach State College has an endowment valued at nearly $19.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $931k (4.72%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Palm Beach State College had a total salary expenditure of $210M. Palm Beach State College employs 155 Instructors, 85 Assistant professors, and 58 Professors. Most academics at Palm Beach State College are Female Instructors (90), Male Instructors(65), and Female Assistant professors (46).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palm Beach State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 218 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 166 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 144 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.7M
2020 Endowment
2.11%
growth from 2019

Palm Beach State College has an endowment valued at about $19.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Palm Beach State College grew 2.11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.18M 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. $3.95M - Federal
  2. $965k - State
  3. $3.86M - Local

As of 2020, Palm Beach State College received $3.95M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $965k from state grants and contracts, and $3.86M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$122M
2020 Salaries
1.62%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Palm Beach State College paid a median of $122M in salaries, which represents 58.1% of their overall expenditure ($210M) and a 1.62% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 28% growth from 2018 and a 7.49% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.1M
Instructional Salaries
340
Number of Employees

In 2020, Palm Beach State College paid a total of $19.1M to 340 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
155 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
218 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Palm Beach State College were Instructor with 155 employees; Assistant professor with 85 employees; and Assistant professor with 58 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palm Beach State College were Office and Administrative Support with 218 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 166 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 144 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Palm Beach State College was Female Instructor with 90 employees, Male Instructor with 65 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 46 employees.

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

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