Pensacola State College was founded in 1948 as Pensacola Junior College. In 1956, Pensacola State College earned accreditation status through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition to overall accreditation, specialized accreditation for the Dietetics program has also been awarded.
Pensacola State College is classified as a public, four-year institution, but it primarily awards Associates degrees. The school operates with the mission to maximize educational opportunities, through a variety of delivery methods that develop the academic, career, personal, and aesthetic capabilities of individuals for the benefit of themselves and the global community.
The college has a main campus located in Pensacola, Florida that opened in 1948 and was the first institute of higher learning in Pensacola. In addition to the main campus, there are other campus locations located in Florida in downtown Pensacola, Milton and Warrington.
When applying to Pensacola State College, potential students apply through an online application and need to submit a $30 application fee. The school has an open admission policy and a rolling admissions deadline. Credits earned at Pensacola State College can be transferred to other higher learning institutions, and about 9% of students take advantage of this and transfer out to another institution. The graduation rate at Pensacola State College is 30%.
There are 11,531 students currently enrolled at Pensacola State College. Of these students, 4,728 are adult learners over the age of 24. Students at Pensacola State College are mostly part-time enrollments making up about 58% of the student body and leaving 42% as full-time. The gender break down shows a student body with about 62% female students and 38% male students. There is little racial diversity with 70% of students being white. The other represented ethnicities of Hispanic, African American, Asian and American Indian make up 5%, 16%, 3% and 1% of the student body respectively. Most students come from within the state of Florida with 94% of students declaring in-state residency.
Students have a variety of academic options at Pensacola State College. Programs at Pensacola State College are divided based on whether the student plans to earn a four-year degree, transfer to another institution or complete a continuing education certificate program.
Pensacola State College offers associate and baccalaureate degrees, career-oriented certificates, college prep, adult education, GED prep and standard high school diplomas. In addition, the college provides specialized business and industry training, recreation and leisure courses, and community outreach and services. The programs that offer all of the above academic options at Pensacola State College include:
- Performing Arts
- Visual Arts
- Allied Health
- Health Sciences
- Math & Social Science
- Biological Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Administration and Supervision
- Educator Prep Institute Department
- Computer Science
- Engineering Tech Programs
- Information Tech Programs
- Cosmetic Arts
- Culinary and Hospitality Management
- Adult Education Department
- Adult Basic Education
- Collegiate High School Department
- Collegiate High School
- Developmental Studies
- Dual Enrollment
- General Studies
For students with hectic schedules, Pensacola State College offers online programs that offer the convenience of classes that can be completed where and when students are able. Currently there are five programs that are offered completely online. The online programs are:
- Accounting Technology Management (Technical Certificate)
- Business Administration
- General Studies
- Office Management (Technical Certificate)
There are a total of 634 faculty members, all of whom are considered instructional faculty. These faculty members make up a 25:1 student to faculty ratio which makes for above average class sizes.
Students can find many ways to stay busy outside of class. Some of ways for a student to spend free time is through participating in extracurricular activities. All student organizations, except honor societies, are open to any student with a GPA of 2.0 or above. The extracurricular activities that are offered by Pensacola State College include:
- Student Volunteer Council
- Student Support Services
- Skills USA
- Philosophy Club
- Phi Theta Kappa
- Massage Club
- Kappa Delta Pi
- Health Occupations Students of America
- Golf Club
- Geology Club
- Facial Club
- Engineering Club
- Education Club
- Cosmetology Club
- The Corsair
- Brain Bowl
- Baptist Collegiate Ministries
- American Sign Language Club
- Alpha Beta Gamma
- Anime and Gaming Club
- African American Student Association
The yearly tuition and fees for enrollment at Pensacola State College is $2,704 for in-state students and $10,875 for out-of-state students.
Pensacola State College offers the assistance and guidance of its financial aid office to help students with the cost of achieving higher education. The financial aid office can help students with the available tuition payment plan and the prepaid tuition plan and can help students find and apply for grants, scholarships and loans.
Currently, 53% of the student population accepts some form of grant or scholarship aid. The average grant or scholarship package is $3,826 per student per year. Students can also take on loans for extra assistance, 5% of students have student loans and the average loan amount is $2,693.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Bachelor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:4,728
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