Palm Beach State College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,424
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$2,833
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.5%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
31,289
26% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
37.4%
1,003 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 (281 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (81 degrees), and Other Computer & Information Technology Services Management (57 degrees).

In 2019, 7,388 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Palm Beach State College. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,616 degrees), 1.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2155 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Palm Beach State College is $2,424, which is $−10,065 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Palm Beach State College is $2,424, which is $−10,065 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $2,833.

In 2019, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 8% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,424
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Palm Beach State College was $2,424. The cost of tuition at Palm Beach State College is $−10,065 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$2,833
2019 Value
7.54%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Palm Beach State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $2,833. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Palm Beach State College grew by 7.54%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,000
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Palm Beach State College was of $9,000 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
8%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Palm Beach State College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.22% with respect to 2018, when 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Palm Beach State College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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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.
11.5%
2017 Default Rate
208
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Palm Beach State College was 11.5%, which represents 208 out of the 1809 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 31,289 students. The full-time enrollment at Palm Beach State College is 8,139 students and the part-time enrollment is 23,150. This means that 26% 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 31.7% Hispanic or Latino, 30.2% White, 26.6% Black or African American, 2.8% Asian, 2.64% Two or More Races, 0.179% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Palm Beach State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (17.3%), followed by White Male (16.3%) and Black or African American Female (15.3%). 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

26%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Palm Beach State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31,289 students. The full-time enrollment at Palm Beach State College is 8,139 and the part-time enrollment is 23,150. This means that 26% of students enrolled at Palm Beach State College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% 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 (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. Hispanic or Latino
    9,919
  2. White
    9,464
  3. Black or African American
    8,327

The enrolled student population at Palm Beach State College is 31.7% Hispanic or Latino, 30.2% White, 26.6% Black or African American, 2.8% Asian, 2.64% Two or More Races, 0.179% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.163% 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% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% 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, 1,210 students (3.87%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1570 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 (2,616 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2155 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Palm Beach State College is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (281 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (81 degrees) and Other Computer & Information Technology Services Management (57 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 (4,060 degrees awarded), Protective Services (402 degrees), and Human Sciences (160 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 (135,068 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (99,246 people), Other managers (77,697 people), Social workers, all other (45,614 people), and Construction managers (43,886 people).

The most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (4,060 degrees awarded), Protective Services (402 degrees), Human Sciences (160 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (188 degrees), and Construction (48 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 Dentists, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (4,060 degrees awarded), Protective Services (402 degrees), Human Sciences (160 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (188 degrees), and Construction (48 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 (330,605 people), Elementary & secondary schools (227,361 people), Construction (113,717 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (66,255 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (66,023 people).

The most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (4,060 degrees awarded), Protective Services (402 degrees), Human Sciences (160 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (188 degrees), and Construction (48 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 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Palm Beach State College was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 281 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,909
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
4,479
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,909 degrees were awarded to men at Palm Beach State College, which is 0.649 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,479).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 1555 degrees were awarded to men at Palm Beach State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.621 times less than the 2505 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 2505 degrees were awarded to women at Palm Beach State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.61 times more than the 1555 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Palm Beach State College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (60% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.39% of graduates (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,616 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,155 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,805 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Palm Beach State College is white (2,616 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2155 degrees).

4.03% of degree recipients (298 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,461 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,340 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    1,213 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Palm Beach State College is white female (1,461 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (1,340 degrees).

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Operations

Palm Beach State College has an endowment valued at nearly $19.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.5M (7.79%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Palm Beach State College had a total salary expenditure of $209M. Palm Beach State College employs 167 Instructors, 89 Assistant professors, and 58 Professors. Most academics at Palm Beach State College are Female Instructors (95), Male Instructors(72), and Female Assistant professors (52).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palm Beach State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 232 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 164 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 160 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.3M
2019 Endowment
1.94%
growth from 2018

Palm Beach State College has an endowment valued at about $19.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Palm Beach State College grew 1.94% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.47M 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. $3.76M - Federal
  2. $706k - State
  3. $4.03M - Local

As of 2019, Palm Beach State College received $3.76M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $706k from state grants and contracts, and $4.03M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$120M
2019 Salaries
28%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Palm Beach State College paid a median of $120M in salaries, which represents 57.3% of their overall expenditure ($209M) and a 28% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.49% growth from 2017 and a 14.2% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.2M
Instructional Salaries
356
Number of Employees

In 2019, Palm Beach State College paid a total of $20.2M to 356 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
167 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
232 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Palm Beach State College were Instructor with 167 employees; Assistant professor with 89 employees; and Assistant professor with 58 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palm Beach State College were Office and Administrative Support with 232 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 164 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 160 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Palm Beach State College was Female Instructor with 95 employees, Male Instructor with 72 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 52 employees.

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

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