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Pensacola State College

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Located in the heart of Pensacola, Florida, Pensacola State College has long been one of the area’s most influential community higher education institutions. The college strives to enable as many local community members as possible to enroll in coursework in pursuit of a post-secondary degree or career or technical certificate. In addition to pursuing an Associate’s degree or a certification, students may also complete coursework to gain college credit, which may be transferred to a variety of four-year institutions. Students who enter Pensacola State College without a clear program of interest have the option of taking courses in the program of general studies. They may then pursue an Associate’s Degree in a specific discipline or utilize their credits to transfer to a four-year institution. The school also offers continuing education courses for non-traditional students.


Pensacola State College offers a variety of certificates and Associate of Arts Degrees. Among the numerous Associate’s degrees offered at the college, there are programs in biology, computer science, journalism, mathematics, and music. The school also has a strong Allied Health Department, which trains matriculates for a wide variety of careers in the continually expanding healthcare sector. All of the programs offered at Pensacola State College seek to prepare students for careers in their chosen field or for continued study in their chosen discipline, through classroom learning as well as hands-on, real world approaches to research and collaboration. Students who receive their Associate’s degree from Pensacola State College have the option of transferring their credit hours to a four-year institution at which they may then go on to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in their field of interest.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

Among the numerous unique programs offered to matriculates at Pensacola State College, perhaps one of the most popular among the student body is the PJC Honors Program. This program gives gifted students a uniquely tailored, accelerate core curriculum through which they may explore their chosen field or discipline area. The faculty responsible for teaching this core curriculum are those from the college who are most advanced in their fields, and experienced in teaching. One main draw of this program is that it also stresses an interdisciplinary approach to learning, so that participating students not only develop an in-depth fundamental understanding of their particular subject area, but also learn to develop stronger analytical and critical-reasoning skills.


Students applying for admission to Pensacola State College must complete an official application. The application may be picked up in paper form from the 1st Stop-New Student Information Center. This unique center provides students with all of the information they will need to make a seamless transition into academic life at Pensacola State College. The center helps students with enrollment, orientation, and registering for courses. Students with specific questions may contact the 1st Stop-New Student Information Center directly by phone or by email.

Financial Aid

Pensacola State College participates in the Florida Bright Futures Program, which offers scholarships to local students who attend post-secondary learning institutions. Students seeking to be awarded scholarship money through the Bright Futures Program must complete a Florida Financial Aid Application. The college also participates in the Federal College Work Study program, through which students may work 10-20 hours a week on campus or at approved locations. In order to participate, however, students must enroll in at least 6 credit hours each semester. The Pensacola State College Financial Aid Office is open during business hours on weekdays and has a friendly, knowledgeable staff to help students to determine the best avenues through which they may finance their education.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6534th for the average student loan amount.
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The school’s size is approximately nine thousand, seven hundred and fifteen degree-seeking undergrads. Furthermore, the student body consists of ninety-eight percent in-state students and two percent out-of-state students. Additionally, it is part of an Urban setting, Small city (50,000 – 249,999) and Commuter campus. Pensacola State College offers Associate degrees.

This school features the Urban setting, Small city (50,000 – 249,999) and Commuter campus. In fact, the school is located 60 miles from Mobile, Alabama.Further, the university has many unique facilites such as science and space theater.

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Student Graduation Demographics


Pensacola State College has a variety of athletics programs. The school’s baseball team, the Pirates, have been ranked as #1in the NJCAA Final Regular Season Poll. The team also won the 2009 Conference Championship in their division. The school’s fastpitch softball team, the Lady Pirates, won the NJCAA National Championship in 1988, and have since accumulated 12 additional Conference Championships in their division. In addition to softball and baseball, Pensacola State College also has men’s and women’s basketball teams, a cheerleading squad, and a dance team. The dance team has a unique program, which incorporates unique elements inspired by both jazz and hip-hop.

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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Florida and 121st overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 13 0.11
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.01

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 251 0.48
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.00
Forcible Rape 28 0.05
Robbery 102 0.19
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 610 1.16
Larceny 2,226 4.23
Vehicle theft 138 0.26

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Pensacola, FL 32504-8998
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population23,386 (23,386 urban / N/A rural)
Households10,281 (2.27 people per house)
Median Household Income$39,431
Families6,450 (2.83 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work required2
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1201

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3315th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,051 $2,051 $8,208
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $653 $653 $2,667
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $113 $113 $453
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,604 $4,604 $12,775
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,166 $16,166 $24,337
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,516 $8,516 $16,687

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,540 $2,704 $2,540 $2,704 $9,576 $10,875
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,350 $1,900
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,650(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,720 $4,030
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,720 $4,030

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3545th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $49,248 ($49,813 male / $46,520 female)
Number of FT Faculty 183 (73 male / 110 female)
Number of PT Faculty 638
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $3,302,883

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