Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, FL 33461
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Palm Beach State College (PBSC) is located in Lake Worth, Florida. This is a public state college that is a member institution of the Florida College System. PBSC was established all the way back in 1933. The motto of the school is "your pathway to success" and it seeks to provide the best possible environment for students to pursue their academic goals. There are a number of different associate's degree, bachelor's degree, and certificate programs at this school. With over 48,000 students attending the school, it is a large college that always serves the needs of its students dutifully. Students can expect to find great success at this college.

PBSC has a very highly regarded nursing program for students to consider as well. This school has both LPN and registered nursing programs. All of the curricula is meticulously designed to help students prepare for the professional world. Nursing students will learn all of the proper technical skills while also paying attention to theory, ethics, diversity, and all of the core values that nurses need to be truly excellent at their job. Upon successful completion of the nursing programs, students will be prepared to take the NCLEX licensure exam and will have the best possible chances of success.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students30,052
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 38 191
Bachelor's degree 7 61
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 5 24
Certificate 6 30
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 94.5%
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1942 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1996 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates --

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$101/credit
In State Students$101/credit
Out of State Students$363/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

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 $4,545 $4,545 $16,335
ADN 70 $7,070 $7,070 $25,410
BSN 125 $12,625 $12,625 $45,375
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, 68% of Palm Beach State College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 56% $5,252
Other Federal Grant 15% $663
State Grant & Scholarships 26% $1,463
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 19% $2,004
Federal Student Loans 11% $4,053
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
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$2,826
$30,001 to $48,000$3,788
$48,001 to $75,000$5,833
$75,001 to $110,000$8,685
Over $110,000$9,278

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.
Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33461

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