Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach

Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach

Palm Beach Atlantic University, also known as PBA, is located in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States. It was established in the year 1968 by Dr. Jess C. Moody, who was the pastor of the First Baptist Church, West Palm Beach. The university offers its students over 60 major academic programs. The nine academic schools of PBA are:

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Communication and Media
  • Education and Behavioral Studies
  • Gregory School of Pharmacy
  • MacArthur School of Leadership
  • Ministry
  • Music and Fine Arts
  • Nursing
  • Rinker School of Business

The male students of PBA participate in sports such as basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, and cross country. The female students participate in tennis, softball, basketball, volleyball, cross country, and soccer.

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Contacting PBA - West Palm Beach

Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach
901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach , FL 33401
General Phone: (561) 803-2000

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PBA - West Palm Beach Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management292business management, business administration, accounting and finance, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, international business, marketing
Therapy and Counseling100psychology, counseling psychology, substance abuse counseling, marriage and family therapy
Education and Teaching56school counseling, elementary school teaching, art education, English teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching
Media41communication studies, journalism, radio and television, media and digital communications, organizational communications
Liberal Arts37English, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, political science, history
Religion and Philosophy36philosophy, Christian studies, bible studies, missionary studies, theology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine22registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15health and fitness, athletic trainer
Drama and Performing Arts9dance, drama, acting, stagecraft
Music7music, music theory and composition, voice, various music studies
Photography and Commercial Art4cinematography
Design4graphic design
Fine Arts3fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for PBA - West Palm Beach in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree49644
Master's degree1448
Associate's degree123
Doctor's degree - professional practice651

PBA - West Palm Beach Student Body

In 2007-2008, PBA - West Palm Beach had a total enrollment of 3,291 students (3,198 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 33%
Women 67%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 16%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 9%
20-21 24%
22-24 27%
25-29 14%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York4%
New Jersey4%
North Carolina2%
(International Students)1%

PBA - West Palm Beach Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 43 %

PBA - West Palm Beach Room and Board (2007)

PBA - West Palm Beach offers campus housing for 1,175 of its 3,198 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of West Palm Beach, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

PBA - West Palm Beach Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal448663
SAT Math415645
ACT Verbal1829
ACT Math1828
ACT Composite1927

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT81%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT57%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

PBA - West Palm Beach Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,550
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,550
Room and board $ 8,338
Room charge $ 4,570
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,768
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,150

Financial Aid:
PBA - West Palm Beach participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 884900)

PBA - West Palm Beach Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year3$100,0134$97,609
Assistant professorcalendar year3$95,16011$92,125
All faculty totalcalendar year7$98,30015$93,587

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year21$73,6872*
Associate professoracademic year23$61,07522$58,613
Assistant professoracademic year35$52,82325$52,006
Instructoracademic year1*3$46,692
All faculty totalacademic year80$60,54752$55,051

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

PBA - West Palm Beach Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Other
Baseball Other
Track Other

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports143751

PBA - West Palm Beach Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Finance
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education

Engineering, General

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General
Radio and Television
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other

Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Christian Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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PBA - West Palm Beach Highlights

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What Sets PBA - West Palm Beach Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
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Top 11%PBA - West Palm Beach % of degrees in business and management
Number of degree programs
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Top 11%PBA - West Palm Beach Number of degree programs
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 12%PBA - West Palm Beach Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% of degrees in religion and philosophy
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 12%PBA - West Palm Beach % of degrees in religion and philosophy
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%PBA - West Palm Beach % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%PBA - West Palm Beach Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in drama and performing arts
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Top 17%PBA - West Palm Beach % of degrees in drama and performing arts
% of degrees in medicine
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Top 18%PBA - West Palm Beach % of degrees in medicine
% of degrees in media
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Top 18%PBA - West Palm Beach % of degrees in media
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%PBA - West Palm Beach Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

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