Palm Beach Community College

Palm Beach Community College

Palm Beach Community College is situated in Florida, and was established in 1933. The main campus of the college, situated in Lake Worth, Florida, occupies nearly 114 acres of land. The college also has campuses in:

  • Belle Glade
  • Boca Raton
  • Palm Beach Gardens

The athletics teams of the college are known as the Panthers. PBCC has four major sports teams. Television and movie actors Gareth Williams, Judge Reinhold, Burt Reynolds, Monte Markham and Deidre Hall, American writer Charles Willeford, and professional golfer Jesper Parnevik are some of the notable alumni of the college.

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Palm Beach Community College
4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth , FL 33461-4796
General Phone: (561) 967-7222

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Palm Beach Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts2,046liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine569EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, various nursing
Security and Law Enforcement297corrections, criminal justice and administration, forensic science, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire services administration, fire-fighting, fire protection
Business and Management204business management, operations management, accounting technology, accounting and related services, entrepreneurship, finance, banking, MIS, management information systems, ...
Medical Support and Technology114dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, mental health services tech
Beauty and Cosmetology108cosmetology, facial treatment, manicurist
Family and Social Work83child care management, child care provider, public administration
Real Estate and Construction Management64real estate
Mechanics and Repair43HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, small engine mechanics
Transportation38commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations, truck and bus driver
Law34legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering34computer applications programming, systems analyst, computer services management
Landscaping and Horticulture31landscaping
Construction Trades28masonry, carpentry, electrician, building inspection and management, pipefitting, plumbing, construction trades
Therapy and Counseling24massage therapy
Engineering Technician22architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, environmental control tech, construction engineering tech, computer systems tech, drafting, architectural drafting
Photography and Commercial Art20commercial art, cinematography
Office and Administration15office management, executive secretary
Architecture and Planning11interior architecture
Hospitality11hospitality management
Production Trades8machine shop assistant, sheet metal tech, welding
Medical Administration7medical records tech, medical secretary
Education and Teaching4teacher education
Drama and Performing Arts0various performing arts
Science and Laboratory Technician0biology tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0dietitian assistant
Media0communication and journalism

Number of programs and degrees for Palm Beach Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year95637
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years23125
Associate's degree2,57637
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years5211

Palm Beach Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Palm Beach Community College had a total enrollment of 22,881 students (16,532 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 23%
Hispanic 18%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 24%
20-21 22%
22-24 18%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Palm Beach Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 47 %

Palm Beach Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Palm Beach Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,820
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,500
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Palm Beach Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 151200)

Palm Beach Community College Faculty

Palm Beach Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2038

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$66,7178$71,077
Associate professoracademic year11$62,3308$57,374
Assistant professoracademic year8$60,60420$55,096
Instructoracademic year62$56,469103$52,619
All faculty totalacademic year101$59,464139$54,311

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

Palm Beach Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports02020

Palm Beach Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Interior Architecture

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other
Construction Trades, Other
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Public Administration

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietitian Assistant

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Protection, Other
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
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