Palm Beach Atlantic University
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 3,764
Religious affiliation Interdenominational
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,277 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

93%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Palm Beach Atlantic University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,449 applications and 1,353 students were granted admission. Palm Beach Atlantic University is at the #91 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 65% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 74% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT930 to 1170
ACT21 to 27

Application Fee

$50
Undergrad students
$45
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Palm Beach Atlantic University's tuition was $28,100 for all students regardless of residency (4.9% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$23,444
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$28,100
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$28,100
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Palm Beach Atlantic University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 28% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,422 (which is 0.5% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2016-2017, was 312, which is 57% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,282 (which is 10.4% below the national average.)

$4,422
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,282
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
100%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Palm Beach Atlantic University has enrolled a total of 3,764 students (3,041 students full-time and 723 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,764 students, 251 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 35% men and 65% women and 2,926 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 838 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 81 students for distance studies.

3,764
Total Enrollment
251
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 58%

Hispanic: 16%

Black/African American: 12%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Asian: 3%

Two or more races: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 19% 79 71
Health Professions And Related Programs 12% 48
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 10% 42
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 7% 30
Theology And Religious Vocations 4% 15
Physical Sciences 3% 14
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 8
Legal Professions And Studies 1% 4
Mathematics And Statistics 1% 4
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 1% 4

Graduation & Dropout Rates

51%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Palm Beach Atlantic University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

1%
Still enrolled
48%
Dropout rate
--
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$33,100
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Palm Beach Atlantic University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $33,100. Last year, out of the total 1,018 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 906 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,204 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,023 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $33,100 $39,400
Employment Rate 89% 85%
Total Graduates 1,018 1,204

Campus Location

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