School Overview

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.

School Details

Location: 901 S. Flagler Drive,West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational

Sector & Type: Private, Not-for-profit

Military Support:

  • Credit for Training
  • Dedicated POC
  • Member of SOC
  • Recognized SVO
  • Yellow Ribbon

Highest Offering: Doctorate

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges



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