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Palm Beach State

Palm Beach State College, an equal access/equal opportunity institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, in employment, admissions, or educational programs and activities.

Distance Learning Courses

Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



From its humble beginnings in 1933 with 41 students in a building next to Palm Beach High School, Palm Beach State College has grown to become the largest institution of higher education in Palm Beach County. Currently serving 49,000 students annually, the College offers classes at five campuses and online.


Palm Beach State College now offers bachelor's and associate degrees, professional certificates, workforce development and lifelong learning.


The Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness (IRE) forms a vital part of Palm Beach State College's accountability and planning efforts at the District-wide level. Serving under Academic Affairs, IRE acts as Palm Beach State's institutional research and strategic planning office. The Office's responsibilities reach across many areas of the College.

Research and Data Services 

Institutional Research & Effectiveness has primary responsibility for the preparation of delivery of internal data reports. Panorama, the College's annual student enrollment report, is produced in IRE, and it is available to all faculty and staff upon request.


Palm Beach State College has partnered with Handshake, the leading career development platform for colleges and universities. Handshake together with our career centers will provide a one-stop job search experience for students as they begin their career and a seamless job posting experience for employers looking for qualified candidates.  

The PBSC Career Centers are committed to educating and assisting students in developing, evaluating and implementing career plans.

The Career Center provides opportunities for employers to hire PBSC students and alumni as well as free job postings, job fairs, on-campus recruiting, and partnership opportunities.


Library services

Resources & Services

  • Databases
  • Research Guides
  • APA Guide
  • MLA Guide
  • Request a librarian to visit class
  • Ask a Librarian
  • Schedule The Study Room Online
  • Children's Book Collection

Students, faculty and staff from Palm Beach State at Boca Raton have library privileges at both Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton) and Palm Beach State College's libraries.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Belle Glade Campus - The Belle Glade location offers comprehensive courses for college transfer to four-year institutions as well as career and technical courses.
  • Boca Raton Campus - The Boca Raton campus provides students with state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratory facilities.
  • Lake Worth Campus - Lake Worth is the College's largest and longest-established campus.
  • Loxahatchee Groves - Nestled on a beautiful 75-acre site with preserved wetlands, virgin woodlands and cypress trees, the Loxahatchee Groves campus represents a pivotal moment in the College’s history.
  • Palm Beach Gardens campus - The campus offers credit and noncredit courses, programs and workshops to approximately 12,000 students each year.

Sports facilities

Palm Beach State College participates in intercollegiate men's baseball, men and women’s basketball, and women's softball and volleyball.  Scholarships are available in all sports for those student athletes who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in their sport and academic achievement.

  • Men's Baseball - Panther baseball has been around for decades. The alumni and past coaches list can go on for miles. The baseball tradition at Palm Beach State College is what sets us apart from other programs.
  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Women's Softball
  • Women's Volleyball


Palm Beach State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate and baccalaureate degrees. 

Accreditation also has been granted by professional organizations for certain specific programs.

Lake Worth Corridor, Florida, United States

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