Palm Beach County, FL Schools and Colleges

There are 9 public and private non-profit colleges and universities within 25 miles of Palm Beach, Florida. See their student enrollments and graduation rates, among other things, to get a better idea of the schools' characteristics to decide on one that makes sense for you.

While there are many postsecondary schools and career training institutes in Palm Beach County, Florida, there are only a few that are not-for-profit. Most of these nonprofit institutions are 4-year colleges or universities. The categories in which the schools have been organized are based on data from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Palm Beach County, FL

The closest schools to Palm Beach County are primarily 4-year private, non-profit institutions. Within the city of West Palm Beach are Palm Beach Atlantic University and Keiser University's Residential and West Palm Beach campuses. Other nearby schools include:

  • Palm Beach State College (Lake Worth)
  • Everglades University (Boca Raton)
  • Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton)
  • Lynn University (Boca Raton)

Largest Schools Near Palm Beach County, FL

The largest schools near Palm Beach County offer potential students the chance to attend colleges with more than 29,000 students. Most of the other schools had far less than those student populations, as of fall 2015.

  • Florida Atlantic University (30,380 students)
  • Palm Beach State College (29,616 students)
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University (3,918 students)
  • Lynn University (2,693 students)
  • Everglades University (1,498 students)

Lowest Net Price

Another significant component when deciding on a college is cost of attendance. The net price takes into consideration average undergraduate expenses minus the average amount of financial aid students receive. The following data was compiled by the NCES and accounts for the 2014-2015 academic year, for full-time students.

  • Palm Beach State College ($2,615)
  • Florida Atlantic University ($12,177)
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University ($22,358)
  • Everglades University ($25,007)
  • Lynn University ($36,880)

Highest Graduation Rate

The NCES also gathers school-specific data regarding the percentage of full-time undergraduate students who complete their degree on time. For bachelor's degree seekers, this is considered six years from the start date. In this case, the full-time students had begun their programs in 2009.

  • Florida Atlantic University (49% graduation rate)
  • Lynn University (44% graduation rate)
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University (42% graduation rate)
  • Palm Beach State College (35% graduation rate)
  • Everglades University (33% graduation rate)

The schools in and around Palm Beach County have been organized into four separate categories to help you decide on one that makes the most sense for your learning needs.

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