Palm Beach Atlantic University

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Palm Beach Atlantic University (colloquially referred to as PBA) is an interdenominational Christian university with a student body comprised of more than 25 denominations. The core mission of PBA a is to help its students develop a character based in Christian principles, service mankind and develop leadership skills. The university is located just a stone’s through away from the Atlantic Ocean in West Palm Beach, Florida. The mean SAT of entering freshman is 1270 and the institution has a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. PBA has a student body of roughly 830 and employs 156 faculty and staff.

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 24708

West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708

(561) 803-2000

(888) 468-6722

Fax: (561) 803-2115

[email protected]

Contact: Rod Sullivan

Director of Admission
Main Address

PO Box 24708

West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708

(561) 803-2000

www.pba.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,409

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 424

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,393

Graduate enrollment: 499

Setting

Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 49%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 69%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $20,210 $21,550 $22,700 $23,400 +3.08%
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 $1,300 +8.33%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,086 $8,338 $8,338 $8,534 +2.35%
Other $3,000 $3,150 $3,150 $2,650 -15.87%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $10,500 $11,050 $13,654 $11,000 -19.44%
Other $3,700 $3,150 $3,150 $3,150 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $32,496 $34,238 $35,388 $35,884 +1.40%
In-state Off Campus $35,610 $36,950 $40,704 $38,850 -4.55%
In-state with Family $21,410 $22,750 $23,900 $24,700 +3.35%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $8,280
In-state Student Fees $300
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $8,280
Out-of-state Student Fees $300

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 423 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 413 97% $4,777,954 $11,569
• Federal grants 104 25% $442,335 $4,253
• Pell grants 99 23% $321,210 $3,245
• Other Federal grants 89 21% $121,125 $1,361
Local and state government scholarships or grants 244 58% $1,258,938 $5,160
Institutional scholarships or grants 381 90% $3,076,681 $8,075
Student loans 260 61% $1,389,419 $5,344
• Federal student loans 257 61% $1,083,031 $4,214
• Other student loans 29 7% $306,388 $10,565

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 466 184 85 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 34
Biology/biological Sciences, General 34
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 182 93
Accounting 10
Accounting and Finance 4
Business Administration and Management, General 22 41
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies 6
Finance, General 6
International Business/trade/commerce 13
Marketing/marketing Management, General 15
Organizational Behavior Studies 106 52
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 33
Journalism 4
Organizational Communication, General 6
Radio and Television 1
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 22
Education 24 11
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education 1
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 11
Elementary Education and Teaching 16
English/language Arts Teacher Education 2
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education 3
Music Teacher Education 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1
Engineering 2
Engineering, General 2
English Language and Literature/letters 8
English Language and Literature, General 8
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 24 6 85
Athletic Training/trainer 4
Marriage and Family Therapy/counseling 6
Pharmacy 85
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 20
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling
History 8
History, General 8
Legal Studies, General 4
Pre-law Studies 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 5 1
General Studies 5 1
Mathematics and Statistics 4
Mathematics, General 4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 6
Health and Physical Education/fitness, Other 6
Physical Sciences 3
Chemistry, Other 3
Psychology 39 74
Counseling Psychology 74
Psychology, General 39
Social Sciences 9
Political Science and Government, General 9
Theology and Religious Vocations 42 1
Bible/biblical Studies 10
Missions/missionary Studies and Missiology 13 1
Theology/theological Studies 19
Visual and Performing Arts 41
Acting 1
Cinematography and Film/video Production 6
Dance, General 7
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 9
Dramatic/theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 3
Fine/studio Arts, General 2
Graphic Design 2
Music Theory and Composition 1
Music, General 4
Music, Other
Playwriting and Screenwriting 1
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology 2
Voice and Opera 3
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Arts – General B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Theory/Composition B
Playwriting/Screenwriting B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting/Finance B
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
International Business B
Marketing Management B
Nonprofit Management B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Organizational Communication B
Radio/Television B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Education – General B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A,B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Theology B

Degree levels 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.


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