Gulf Coast State College

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General Information

Admission Office

5230 West Highway 98

Panama City, FL 32401-1041

(850) 872-3892

(800) 311-3685
Fax: (850) 913-3308

Contact: Sharon Todd
Director of Enrollment Services

Main Address

5230 West Highway 98

Panama City, FL 32401

(850) 769-1551

Total undergrads: 5,885

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 800

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,551


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admission to health science programs determined through high school transcripts, placement test performance and other admissions criteria.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticulture, Ornamental A
Landscaping A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A
Marine/Aquatic Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Banking/Financial Services A
Business Administration/Management A
Business Communications A
Marketing Management A
Office Clerical Services A,C
Real Estate A

Communications & Journalism

Advertising A
Broadcast Journalism A
Communications/Rhetoric A
Journalism A
Public Relations A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Computer Science A
Computer Systems Analysis A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Data Processing Technology C

Construction Trades

Electrician C
Plumbing C


Biology Teacher Education A
Chemistry Teacher Education A
Elementary Education A
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education A
Health Teacher Education A
Mathematics Education A
Physics Teacher Education A
Sales/Marketing Education A
Science Teacher Education A
Social Studies Teacher Education A
Special Education A


Electrical/Communications Engineering A
Engineering – General A
Marine Engineering/Naval Architecture A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
Civil Engineering/Technology A
Construction/Building Technologies A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development C
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A
Institutional Food Production A

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General A
Language Interpretation/Translation A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Health Physics/Radiologic Health A
Health Services – General A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Administration A
Nursing (RN) A
Opticianry/Opthalmic Dispensing Services A
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A
Respiratory Therapy A


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Library Science

Library Assistance A


Mathematics – General A

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forestry – General A
Natural Resources & Conservation – General A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Related Services A

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy A
Religion/Religious Studies A

Physical Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences A
Chemistry A
Geology A
Oceanography A
Physics A

Precision Production Trades

Welding Technology C


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A
Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Corrections C
Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A
Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Law Enforcement Administration A

Social Sciences

Anthropology A
Archaeology A
Criminology A
Economics A
Political Science/Government A
Sociology A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicle Operation C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Gulf Coast State College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (850) 769-1551
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 5230 West U.S. Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,797
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,576 (54% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $2,370
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,633
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 72%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,989

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Gulf Coast State College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Gulf Coast State College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 451
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 341
Education 21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 87
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 1991
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 53
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 21
Visual and Performing Arts 22
Grand total 48354

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Gulf Coast State College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $2,370
Out-of-state $8,633
Books and supplies $1,056

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 443 72%
Grant or scholarship aid 433 70% $4,989
Student loan aid 45 7% $4,329

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,329 41% $3,789
Federal student loans 473 8% $4,395

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Gulf Coast State College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Gulf Coast State College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Gulf Coast State College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,797
Undergraduate enrollment 4,797
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Gulf Coast State College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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