Palm Beach Atlantic University was founded in 1968 by Dr. Jess C. Moody while he was the pastor of the First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach. As a private, not-for-profit, institution of higher education, the university's mission is to “prepare students for lifelong learning and leadership by offering excellent undergraduate, graduate and professional programs of study in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences and selected professions.”
Palm Beach Atlantic University awards associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctor's degrees from the following schools:
School of Arts and Sciences
Rinker School of Business
School of Communication and Media
School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
School of Ministry
School of Music and Fine Arts
School of Nursing
Palm Beach Atlantic University offers select online class options, as well as degrees that can be earned completely online.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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