Student Body

Location
Lake Worth, FL
Undergrads
10,177
Tuition (in-state)
$8,612 ($2,378)
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3 College Sophomore

Student Body: certain people are easy to talk to and some are the opposite.

4 College Sophomore

Student Body: There is much diversity in many facets: ethnic, economic, political, religious, and sexual. I feel that such diversity is needed for progression of society.

3 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: The student body at PBSC is extremely diverse. This gives way to many different viewpoints and approaches to situations. For example, one person may not be an avid reader but a lover of everything science while another person could be the exact opposite! The diversity keeps things fresh/ lively & entertaining.

3 College Junior

Student Body: Generally working while attending school.

5 College Sophomore

Student Body: A lot of diversity throughout the campus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 897th
    Most Outgoing Students
  • 943rd
    Most Career-Oriented Students
  • 1127th
    Smartest Students
  • 1285th
    Friendliest Students
  • 1444th
    Best Social Interaction

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lisa Archer
Hometown
West Palm Beach
Major
English Language & Literature/ Ancient Classics
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Diversity and institutional equity are constant focuses at Palm Beach State College. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Palm Beach State College openly believes that diversity is a strategic priority and should be embraced as a reflection of society that should enhance the educational process. With that in mind, the College has focused on the formulation and creation of several different student activity groups. Ethnic clubs such as the Spanish and Latino Student Association (SALSA), German Club, and the International Student Club all seek to educate individuals about the importance of cultural diversity, familiarity, and acceptance. Ethnic clubs aren't the only available organizations at Palm Beach State College. The Gay-Straight Alliance, Group 5 Art, and Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society are also clubs students can join if interested. While the honor societies are by invitation only, all other clubs are open for participation. Because Palm Beach State College wants to make sure each and every student feels welcomed, the Dr. Martin Luther King Annual Celebration Breakfast is a yearly event in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King; it also honors outstanding individuals throughout the community who have taken active roles in improving the lives of others. And while many students may be unable to attend, the school broadcasts the event live on the Internet so that all students can participate.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
57%
Male Undergrads
43%
Student Diversity
African American: 25%
Asian American: 3%
Hispanic: 23%
International: 1%
Native American: 0%
White: 43%
Unknown: 4%
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 3%
18-19: 39%
20-21: 24%
22-24: 14%
25+: 20%
Out-of-State Students
1%
Common States of Residence
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
Athletic Association
NJCAA
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: N/A
Men Playing Varsity Sports
38 - 1%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
44 - 1%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
Student Organizations
The athletic department is the largest club at the school. Student athletes participate in a wide variety of sports including volleyball, basketball, and baseball. The Student Government Association is another highly populated club. Members put on annual events and seminars ranging from health awareness to community involvement. Other clubs, such as Phi Theta Kappa and Psi Beta, are honor societies with specific acceptance requirements. After meeting all requirements and receiving an invitation to join, students may participate in these clubs. While these are only a few organizations present at Palm Beach State, there are other clubs for Haitian and Hispanic students, religious groups such as the Faith Walkers Christian Fellowship, non-traditional and sexually diverse students, as well as occupational groups like the Nursing Club and the Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA).
ROTC Programs
Army ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Air Force ROTC: No
Did You Know?
Palm Beach State College first opened its doors in November 1933, during the Great Depression. Back then it was known as Palm Beach Junior College, the first public junior college in Florida. Since then, the school has grown to create four campuses and has expanded its education mission to include more workforce programs and partnerships with various agencies. In fact, the college began offering its first baccalaureate degree in Fall 2009.

Student Polls

I would say students at my school are    Based on 332 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Career-oriented
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Outgoing
  • Smart

How much social and academic interaction is there between students?    Based on 330 responses

  • 4% No interaction. My classes are all online or the students at my school are there to learn and then go home.
  • 41% Some interaction, but it's mostly in the classroom.
  • 55% A lot of interaction. Students participate in clubs, study together, and hang out.

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