Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, FL
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Lake Worth, FL, 4200 Congress Ave
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Palm Beach State College is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 29,616 students and offering 108 degrees in Lake Worth, FL.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Palm Beach State College.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Education and Liberal Arts
3,629 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Child Care and Support Services Management
2
Child Care Provider/assistant
204
Curriculum and Instruction
0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
26
Education
45
Liberal Arts
3,341
Teacher Assistant/aide
4
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Healthcare
832 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dental Assisting/assistant
23
Dental Hygiene/hygienist
16
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
11
6
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (Emt Paramedic)
30
252
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician
5
17
Licensed Practical Nurse
17
Massage Therapy/therapeutic Massage
40
Medical Assistant
26
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist
24
21
Nursing Assistant
50
Ophthalmic Technician/technologist
6
Registered Nurse
221
17
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist
19
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling
12
Surgical Technology/technologist
19
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Legal and Law
638 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot and Flight Crew
20
31
Aviation/airway Management and Operations
1
Corrections
150
Law Enforcement Administration
11
7
Police Science
181
Crisis/emergency/disaster Management
0
2
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician
2
2
Fire Protection
0
Fire Science/fire-Fighting
110
Fire Services Administration
0
Forensic Science and Technology
26
14
Homeland Security
37
Legal Assistant/paralegal
44
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Business
622 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping
21
5
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
0
Banking and Financial Support Services
5
Business Administration and Management
22
22
Business Administration, Management and Operations
226
Business and Personal/financial Services Marketing Operations
135
Business/office Automation/technology/data Entry
12
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
14
Office Management and Supervision
3
21
Operations Management and Supervision
3
Real Estate
132
Small Business Administration/management
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Trades and Careers
383 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Autobody/collision and Repair Technology/technician
1
Automotive Technology
76
Carpentry/carpenter
1
Cosmetology
79
Electrician
14
Facial Treatment Specialist/facialist
67
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician
48
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/technician
2
Machine Shop Technology/assistant
12
Medium/heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/technician
18
Nail Technician/specialist and Manicurist
25
Pipefitting/pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter
0
Plumbing Technology/plumber
0
Truck and Bus Driver and Instructor
0
Welding
40
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Computer Technology
344 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
0
Computer Graphics
28
13
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management
33
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
18
Computer Programming, Vendor/product Certification
5
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
51
Drafting and Design Technology/technician
0
Information Technology
23
158
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design
7
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Human and Social Sciences
46 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling
28
18
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Hospitality
36 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
9
Hotel/motel Administration/management
13
Restaurant/food Services Management
14
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Art and Design
34 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Cinematography and Film/video Production
10
5
Interior Design
19
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Agriculture
33 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agriculture
1
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
9
23
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Engineering
22 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural Drafting and Architectural Cad/cadd
0
Construction Engineering Technology/technician
1
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician
12
Energy Management and Systems Technology/technician
3
Environmental Science
6
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Mathematics and Science
9 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology Technician/biotechnology Laboratory Technician
5
Biotechnology
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
13
Communication and Media
0 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/technician
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Palm Beach State College.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming, Vendor/product Certification
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology
Liberal Arts
Office Management and Supervision
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized institution accreditations:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation Dental Assisting (DA)
Dental Hygiene (DH)
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Accreditation Montessori Education (MONTE) - Montessori teacher education programs and institutions
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews

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CURRICULUM FOCUS
Palm Beach State College Trades and Careers Program
UDC Contributor

You’re going places. And you’re going to be helping others go places, too — literally — when you’re part of the automotive and diesel programs at Palm Beach State College. Whether you’re interested in being a technician, service advisor, parts specialist, manager, or entrepreneur, you’ll be ready with hands-on experience—working on actual cars, trucks and heavy equipment — at state-of-the-art facilities in the Belle Glade or Lake Worth campus. Students can choose to work toward a postsecondary adult vocational certificate, an associate in science degree, a bachelor of applied science degree, or a corporate and continuing education certificate, depending on their goals. Every program is accredited by ASE/NATEF, the industry standard. And to accommodate all students, both day and evening classes are offered, with small class sizes to ensure one-on-one attention from expert, certified instructors. After students complete coursework and a required number of practicing hours, the faculty help students prepare for tests like ASE certification and help them land their dream careers. Some students have gone on to work at Goodyear and Nextran Truck Centers or even have started their own shops.

Featured Alumni Review
Justin
Bachelor's in Marketing, Class of 2015

U I'll be the first to admit when I graduated from high school, I wasn't really ready for university life. PBSC helped me find myself and who I wanted to be without putting me in massive debt. I did most of my classes at the Eissey campus in Palm Beach Gardens, where I would spend most of my time in the library or student center. Student activities on this campus were strong with flyers everywhere and an event (or three) happening almost every week with the various clubs on campus. I went above and beyond to be involved and made some new friends along the way. Together we did a lot of good for the community through Relay For Life, Hannah's Home, and Habitat for Humanity, to name a few. I was involved in student government, and my favorite memory from that is when we got a chance to visit Tallahassee to speak to our state senators and representatives. I took my general education courses during the week while working on nights and weekends. It was a huge juggle but one that paid off. I still stay in touch with friends and staff there on a regular basis as an alumni.

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Ben
Bachelor's in Business Administration and Management, Class of 2014

U The atmosphere at PBSC is one of collaboration and learning and celebrating education. There were always exciting activities occurring on campus with an opportunity to network and have fun, while eating great food. The background of all my professors allowed me to gain insight from highly successful business people and helped me learn to apply the concepts being taught to real-world issues.

Featured Alumni Review
Maryam
Associate's in Teaching Assistants/aides, Class of 2013

U My experience at Palm Beach State College was a wonderful one. I liked how the classes were small, allowing us to have a good learning experience with the professor and fellow students. When I was there, a few friends and I co-founded the STEAM club (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics). My favorite part of that organization was being able to get together with like-minded students to create an initiative for science-related fields. We had the opportunity to visit the Kennedy Space Center, which was exciting! All in all, my time at Palm Beach State College is an experience I am grateful for.

Questions and Answers about Palm Beach State College

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Who are the notable alumni?
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In its 80-plus year history, Palm Beach State College has seen a number of well-known faces. In 1941, James L. Wattenbarger earned an associate’s degree at the college and went on to help develop the Florida community college system in place today. Later, a number of actors passed through the facilities, such as rugged Western-star Burt Reynolds and “Days of Our Lives” Deidre Hall. Jesper Parnevik hailed from Sweden on a golf scholarship and has gone on to the PGA tour, while Yolanda Griffith left PBSC and went on to win two Olympic gold medals in 2000 and 2004 and earn the title of one of the greatest rebounders and defensive players in the WNBA.

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What is the campus setting like?
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In Lake Worth, Florida, speckled with palm trees and white-sided, large-windowed buildings, sits PBSC’s main campus: Lake Worth. Next to Lake Osborne and John Prince Park, this 114-acre campus serves more than 30,000 students a year. The campus houses the honors college, the Panthers athletic facilities, the Watson B. Duncan III Theatre, and the Public Safety Training Center. Nearby, about 15,000 students learn at the Palm Beach Gardens 123-acre campus. They have access to the Myrna Rubenstein Pavilion at the center of campus with an ecological pond and waterfall, multimedia classrooms and laboratories, a horticultural nursery, community athletic fields, and an art gallery. Aside from Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Worth campus, students can learn at full-service locations around Palm Beach County in Belle Glade, Boca Raton, and Loxahatchee Groves.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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Students who want to learn from the keyboards of their own laptops can take advantage of Palm Beach e-learning opportunities. Around 15,955 distance-learning students earn credits via discussion boards, online chat rooms, and web conferencing. All credit classes are transferrable and appear identical to in-class courses on transcripts. Adult learners should check out one of the four campuses in their area for classes to upgrade technical skills and to continue education in early childhood and teacher education, health sciences, and public safety. Continuing education courses take place over shorter periods of time and focus on specific workforce needs.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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Palm Beach State College takes to the fields and courts as the Panthers. Decked out in green and gold, the Panthers compete in the NJCAA Division I in baseball, basketball, volleyball, and softball—while Palmer Florida Panther, their whiskered mascot, revs up the crowd and cheers the teams to victory. The school also has both men and women soccer clubs.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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Palm Beach State College is Florida’s first public community college and offers more than 130 degree and certificate programs — associate and baccalaureate degrees, professional certificates, and workforce development — from biotechnology to massage therapy. About 48,000 students attend one of five campuses and enjoy small class sizes of about 25 students, low tuition, and a diverse student body stemming from more than 160 countries. More than 2,500 full- and part-time faculty and staff help prepare students for transfer to universities or for immediate employment upon program completion. The college and its faculty have maintained strong partnerships with the Palm Beach Country community. And many facilities have been renovated or added to provide students with the latest technology and media to prepare for the workforce.

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