Palm Beach State College Reviews

  • 11 Reviews
  • Lake Worth (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $10,910
80% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
55% of 11 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 9/27/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"Very disorganized. No guidance. Hard to reach professors. A lot of attitude in between professors. The clinical instructors seem to be the only ones that help out. I would not recommend unless you are financially struggling and need a cheaper program."
Angel H
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2021
  • Degree: Computer Programming
"Stay far away from this place. I was originally part of an Internet Tech Degree path, but the school stopped teaching the last few classes I needed to get my degree. I switched to a Computer Programming degree and they also stopped teaching these last few classes I need to get this degree. And no other school teaches this one class I need to get my degree, not even the one that says I require it to graduate. If you need the core classes, get them and just go. Find some place else to focus your effort on."
Student RN
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"i would stay very far away from this program if you can. go anywhere else but here! The instructors do not have compassion which is pretty mind boggling considering they’re nurses. Multiple times throughout the program instructors have told the cohort that nursing should be our life, we should quit work, put expenses on credit cards. The program is so unorganized. They’re always saying one thing and doing another. Just do yourself a favor & run"
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  • Reviewed: 10/20/2021
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"The entire school is a cheap cash grab. Almost all of the core classes are nothing more than a hidden fee for a subscription to pearson. Teachers do absolutely nothing while penalizing students for their website not working on a test. Also some classes require you to download malware that breaks your computer over time just to take a test on pearson."
  • Reviewed: 7/28/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"This program was excessively labor intensive. They have a choice to graduate in 3 semesters, taking 4 courses per semester. This sounds great, however, it is impossible to achieve if you are a working professional. Most students seem to take no more than 2 courses per semester, making the RN-BSN program length 2 full years. The coursework is broken into 4 main units, 4 weeks per unit. Each unit has 4 discussion posts (APA initial post with peer-reviewed article citations + 2 peer-reviewed cited response posts, and at least 4 assignments (which are APA papers or PowerPoints) many of the courses also have additional weekly coursework due (Case Studies or VSIMS or an additional discussion post, paper, concept map or PowerPoint). Each unit also includes an exam that is taken with WebCam and lockdown browser. They cram so much coursework into the program that it is more than likely that they will be asking you to submit two unit sections, sometimes even three or four into one week's timeframe. Yes, that is up to one full month's worth of work due in one week's time! This all while you are also working full-time as a professional nurse. The professors do have much to offer and can be understanding, however it is a torturous program."
Nursing student
  • Reviewed: 7/15/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"The schools nursing program is difficult but also fair, the staff is always willing to encourage and help the students to do their best and pass. However, passing students isnt there prinary objective the trachers and staff members all want to make sure that the students have the knowledge to be competent and caring nurses."
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2018
  • Degree: Aviation
"Even though Palm Beach state closed down its Aeronautics Program, it's still a great place to go to if you are looking to save money or just need somewhere to start when it comes to post-secondary institutions. There are a lot of great programs, and even one for Bachelor seekers, if your field falls into one of Bachelors program. There are also a lot of great resources and seminars you can exploit as you are there. Overall, it's a great experience and you will most likely meet a ton of nice people there from all walks of life. I strongly advise it for anyone who is continuing their education and wants to save some money along the way."
Dwayne Perry
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2017
  • Degree: Art & Design
"Palm Beach State College, like most community colleges is now a state college however it still has the community experience found in smaller campus's. I found the educators at PBSC more available than my University experience that followed. For this non-traditional student, the use of study labs and overall compassion of everyone whom I encountered was an experience I wont forget. The campus size allowed students to interact more often, engage teachers more often and the service offices available more often. I would recommend PBSC as a great education for the entry level students, while I did not study undergraduate studies there, they are offered and I would expect given the multiple locations makes it easier for people in Palm Beach County to use."
Francisco Jui
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2016
  • Degree: Radiology Technician
"Overall Palm Beach state College is one of the best community colleges because of the variety of Degrees and vocational programs they offer. It is really diverse with people from all walks of life and everyone is friendly. There are many events that take place on campus that are informative and entertaining for example career fairs and final exam stress relief workshops."
Massage Therapy
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2016
  • Degree: Massage Therapy
"This was the best school/program I ever attended! I was never one to like or care for school at all. The massage therapy program at PBSC was simply amazing. In fact, I looked forward to going to class everyday. The instructors get an A+++++ They were all truly amazing and passionate about what they were doing. Best school/program I ever did."
Melanie Oates
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Education
"Palm Beach State College is a generally good college. However, like many community colleges, the education that you receive from this college depends on how dedicated of a student that you are. For example, you may have a wonderful and challenging professor, but if you skim by doing the bare minimum (just to pass the class) you will not get as much out of the class as you could get. Choose your professors and classes wisely and make sure that you put in as much effort as possible. This is the way to succeed at Palm Beach State College."