Palm Beach State College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,424
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$3,813
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
8.29%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
30,052
27.6% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
33.3%
1,001 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 (254 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (68 degrees), and Other Computer & Information Technology Services Management (46 degrees).

In 2017, 7,400 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Palm Beach State College. 55.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,942 degrees), 1.48 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1988 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Palm Beach State College is $2,424, which is $-10,466 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Palm Beach State College is $2,424, which is $-10,466 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,813.

In 2017, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 8% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,424
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Palm Beach State College was $2,424. The cost of tuition at Palm Beach State College is $-10,466 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

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Average Net Price

$3,813
2017 Value
7.76%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Palm Beach State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,813. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Palm Beach State College grew by 7.76%.

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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 2017. 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 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 20% 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 2017. This represents a growth of 2.33% with respect to 2016, when 43% 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.
8.29%
2016 Default Rate
172
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Palm Beach State College was 8.29%, which represents 172 out of the 2075 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 30,052 students. The full-time enrollment at Palm Beach State College is 8,303 students and the part-time enrollment is 21,749. This means that 27.6% 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 33.6% White, 30.4% Hispanic or Latino, 24.8% Black or African American, 2.87% Asian, 2.39% Two or More Races, 0.206% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.176% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Palm Beach State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (18.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (15.9%) and White Female (15.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Palm Beach State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,052 students. The full-time enrollment at Palm Beach State College is 8,303 and the part-time enrollment is 21,749. This means that 27.6% of students enrolled at Palm Beach State College are enrolled full-time compared with 45.4% 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 (64%), 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
    10,104
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    9,127
  3. Black or African American
    7,445

The enrolled student population at Palm Beach State College is 33.6% White, 30.4% Hispanic or Latino, 24.8% Black or African American, 2.87% Asian, 2.39% Two or More Races, 0.206% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.176% 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 46.1% White, 24.4% 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, 1,188 students (3.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 826 more women than men received degrees from Palm Beach State College. The majority of degree recipients at Palm Beach State College are white (2,942 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1988 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Palm Beach State College is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (254 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (68 degrees) and Other Computer & Information Technology Services Management (46 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 (3,629 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (223 degrees), and Protective Services (465 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 Software developers (416,038 people), Other managers (151,629 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (150,166 people), Computer occupations, all other (130,753 people), and Police officers (126,003 people).

The most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,629 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (223 degrees), Protective Services (465 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (580 degrees), and Science Technologies (17 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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,629 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (223 degrees), Protective Services (465 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (580 degrees), and Science Technologies (17 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 (485,400 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (317,730 people), Elementary & secondary schools (280,667 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (136,311 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (116,565 people).

The most specialized majors at Palm Beach State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,629 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (223 degrees), Protective Services (465 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (580 degrees), and Science Technologies (17 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 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Palm Beach State College was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 254 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 3,287
  2. 4,113

In 2017, 3,287 degrees were awarded to men at Palm Beach State College, which is 0.799 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,113).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Palm Beach State College by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 1427 degrees were awarded to men at Palm Beach State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.648 times less than the 2202 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 2202 degrees were awarded to women at Palm Beach State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.54 times more than the 1427 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 (68.1%).

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, 0.4% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,942 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,988 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,617 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Palm Beach State College is white (2,942 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1988 degrees).

4.58% of degree recipients (339 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,474 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,468 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,143 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Palm Beach State College is white female (1,474 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,468 degrees).

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Operations

Palm Beach State College has an endowment valued at nearly $18.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-332k (-1.77%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($144k on $10M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Palm Beach State College had a total salary expenditure of $181M. Palm Beach State College employs 151 Instructors, 70 Assistant professors, and 46 Professors. Most academics at Palm Beach State College are Female Instructors (83), Male Instructors(68), and Female Assistant professors (50).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palm Beach State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 231 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 182 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 169 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18.7M
2017 Endowment
2.55%
growth from 2016

Palm Beach State College has an endowment valued at about $18.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Palm Beach State College grew 2.55% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.73M 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. $4.96M - Federal
  2. $1.04M - State
  3. $225k - Local

As of 2017, Palm Beach State College received $4.96M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.04M from state grants and contracts, and $225k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$87.1M
2017 Salaries
14.2%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Palm Beach State College paid a median of $87.1M in salaries, which represents 48.1% of their overall expenditure ($181M) and a 14.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6% decline from 2015 and a 3.52% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 6.2M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.4M
Instructional Salaries
323
Number of Employees

In 2017, Palm Beach State College paid a total of $18.4M to 323 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.15M (29.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
151 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
231 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Palm Beach State College were Instructor with 151 employees; Assistant professor with 70 employees; and Assistant professor with 46 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Palm Beach State College were Office and Administrative Support with 231 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 182 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 169 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Palm Beach State College was Female Instructor with 83 employees, Male Instructor with 68 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 50 employees.

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

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