Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Palm Beach Atlantic University is one of the 66 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Florida. Its campus is small in size and located in West Palm Beach. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 533 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 405 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 76%).

Every year 53% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Palm Beach Atlantic's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $29,510, and fees were $440. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $29,510 and $440 respectively.

Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Interdenominational
Level4-year
TypePrivate
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 2 45
Master's degree 3 30
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.7%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1972 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
CCNE
09/22/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
04/21/2007 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
09/22/2016 - Current

Admission

97%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT980 to 1200
ACT20 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$710/credit
In State Students$710/credit
Out of State Students$710/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$560/credit
In State Students$560/credit
Out of State Students$560/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $31,950 $31,950 $31,950
ADN 70 $49,700 $49,700 $49,700
BSN 125 $88,750 $88,750 $88,750
FNP 50 $28,000 $28,000 $28,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Palm Beach Atlantic University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 32% $4,460
Other Federal Grant 13% $729
State Grant & Scholarships 52% $4,586
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $15,192
Federal Student Loans 56% $5,375
Private Loans 5% $16,669

$24,052

Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$21,308
$30,001 to $48,000$22,597
$48,001 to $75,000$22,316
$75,001 to $110,000$25,665
Over $110,000$26,631

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Student Population

3,003

Undergrads

836

Graduates

2,488

Women

1,351

Men

77%

Full-time

23%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
60%
Hispanic
16%
Black/African American
12%
Two or more races
4%
Non-resident alien
3%
Asian
3%
Race/ethnicity unknown
2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.

Palm Beach Atlantic University
901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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