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Palm Beach Atlantic University


In a time of cultural unsettlement, Palm Beach Atlantic University was founded in 1968 as a coeducational Christian liberal arts university. The first classes at Palm Beach Atlantic University, formerly Palm Beach Atlantic College named for its location in the Palm Beaches, were held in the fall of 1968 in downtown West Palm Beach in the former facilities of the First Baptist Church. 


It’s true that you can earn your bachelor’s degree or master’s degree while you’re working a full-time job. It’s true that having a family isn’t a barrier to changing a career. It’s true that even though you don’t think you have the time, you really do.

We know this is true, because our students have told us so. With the convenience of our undergraduate and graduate programs, it’s never been easier to earn your college degree.

Palm Beach Atlantic University students have mentioned time and again that our affordable online degree programs, evening courses and flexible class times truly made a difference.


Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Office of Career Development is dedicated to assisting our students and alumni to live out their God-given calling.

Student services

From day one, you will find that Palm Beach Atlantic University puts student success at the heart of our mission. We offer a variety of services to assist students while here, as well as post-graduation assistance when they transition to their chosen career or continue their studies. Services offered include Transfer Advising, Academic Support, Disability Services, FYE (First Year Experience), SOAR (Student, Orientation, Advising, Registration) and Career Development.  

Housing services

Living in Baxter Hall, Coastal Towers Apartments, Johnson Hall, Oceanview Hall, Weyenberg Hall, Rinker Hall, Flagler Towers Apartments, Lakeview Apartments, Samaritan Gardens Apartments or Mango Apartments is a tremendous way to become part of the PBA community. Each residence has a distinctive personality you will grow to appreciate and enjoy.

Library services

In just the past 10 years we have built five major buildings on campus, including the spectacular $31 million Warren Library.

ICT services

Ours was the first wireless campus in Florida. And, of course, it does not get any better than our setting on the Intracoastal Waterway in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach.

Medical services

Health and Wellness provides medical care and mental health support to PBA students through our Health Center and our Counseling Center.  We are staffed with full time licensed medical and mental health professionals. 

Campus life

Living on campus is the best way to plunge into life at Palm Beach Atlantic University and to quickly feel connected to all that PBA has to offer. The campus is clean and safe — and you’ll love the friendly, urban waterside lifestyle. Some of our residence halls even offer views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Palm Beach and the ocean on the horizon.  Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach or intern at a Fortune 500 company, you’ll have an easy walk from campus.

Sports facilities

If you love to be physically active, there is no better place than PBA. The Greene Complex offers outstanding facilities for basketball, racquetball, volleyball, jogging and fitness, as well as classes and personal training. You can also swim or surf in the nearby Atlantic Ocean, walk or jog alongside the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway or run across the bridge into Palm Beach and let your dreams take root, as you pass some of the most luxurious homes in the world.

Student clubs

PBA’s Student Clubs & Organizations, headed by the Student Government Association, makes it easy for both freshmen and upperclassmen to get involved. With more than 40 clubs, there is something for everyone – from the Snorkel Club to PBA Praise, a contemporary gospel choir. At the beginning of the fall semester during Connections Week, all clubs gather on campus for Club Rush, offering new students the chance to learn more and get plugged in.

Palm Beach Atlantic University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the following degrees: bachelor’s, master’s, doctor of pharmacy, and doctor of nursing practice. 

West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

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