Palm Beach State College Demographics & Diversity

Lake Worth, Florida

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Palm Beach State College are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 65% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Palm Beach State College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Palm Beach State College students
Race Percent of Students
White 35%
Black 25%
Hispanic 28%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 2%
Race Unknown 4%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 40% more female students than male students enrolled at Palm Beach State College with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Palm Beach State College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Palm Beach State College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Palm Beach State College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 13,266
Women 18,550

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Palm Beach State College serves a very low number of students outside of Florida, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Palm Beach State College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,951 per year

56% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 30.6%
Part time Undergrads 68.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=136358 IPEDS survey data for Palm Beach State College.