A faculty member leads class in Palm Beach Atlantic University's DeSantis Family Chapel located on main campus in West Palm Beach, Florida.PBA At A Glance

Palm Beach Atlantic University is a comprehensive, interdenominational Christian university founded in 1968.

Main Campus Location:  West Palm Beach, Florida

NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, links will take you to PBA's Web site at www.pba.edu

 
Enrollment (Fall 2014)

Faculty

 

West Palm Beach Academic Programs

  • 48 undergraduate majors
  • Evening undergraduate degree programs in ministry, organizational management and psychology (on campus and online)
  • Graduate and professional degree programs in business administration, counseling
  • (specializations in addiction counseling; marriage, couples and family counseling; mental health counseling, school guidance counseling and counseling generalist [non licensure]), divinity, leadership (on campus and online) and pharmacy
  • Degrees offered: A.A., B.A., BGS, B.S., B.Mus., BSN, D.N.P., M.S., M.B.A., M. Div., Pharm.D.,Pharm.D./M.B.A.
  • 204,000+ library volumes (books and audiovisual material)
  • International study available in Australia,  Austria, Belgium, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Asia, Spain, Uganda and the United Kingdom.

 

Orlando Academic Programs

  • Evening undergraduate degree programs in ministry, organizational management and psychology (on campus and online)
  • Master’s degree programs in counseling (specialization in marriage, couple and family counseling; mental health counseling and school guidance counseling) and leadership

Wellington Academic Programs

  • Evening undergraduate degree programs in ministry (on campus and online) and organizational management (on campus and online)
  • Master’s degree program in leadership
     

Technology

  • Wireless access in all residence hall rooms
  • Computer labs in classroom buildings, residence halls and library
  • State-of-the-art computer labs on Wellington and Orlando campuses
  • Sailfish TV campus cable system
     

Activities

  • Member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, Sunshine State Conference (provisional)
  • National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
  • 12 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports
  • Vibrant intramural program
  • 60+ student music and theatre performances annually
  • Student newspaper (The Beacon)
  • Opportunities for involvement and leadership in 60+ social, professional and religious clubs and organizations
     

PBA's History

Palm Beach Atlantic University was founded in 1968 as a coeducational Christian liberal arts university. The University waClasses at Palm Beach Atlantic University, formally Palm Beach Atlantic College, were conducted in dowtown West Palm Beach. Currently, PBA's main campus is located on Flagler Drive with stunning views of the Intracoastal, and steps away from Palm Beach. s named for its location in the Palm Beaches and its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The first classes were held in the fall of 1968.

PBA held its first graduation in the spring of 1972 and later that year received initial accreditation from the regional accrediting association. Classes were first held at 1101 South Olive Avenue in downtown West Palm Beach in the former facilities of the First Baptist Church.

During the ensuing years, the historic auditorium building has served many different roles for the University. Today, the building is undergoing renovation to serve as a portion of the Warren Library. The University has a comprehensive campus master plan that incorporates approximately 27 acres of land from the Intracoastal Waterway west along Okeechobee Boulevard to Dixie Highway, south to Jefferson Street, and back east to the waterway. The first building completed was the Lassiter Student Center, which was occupied in 1983. In addition, the University has purchased nearly 100 acres just minutes from campus for the construction of an outdoor athletic complex.

Recent additions to the campus include:

  • Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus, a 78-acre permanent home for Sailfish athletics, at 3401 Parker Avenue in West Palm Beach, officially opened Sept. 4, 2014 (with some facilities still under construction). The campus will provide facilities for training and hosting intercollegiate and intramural and club sport competitions.
  • Vera Lea Rinker Hall, Palm Beach Atlantic University's DeSantis Family Chapel is a pivotal part of fellowship and worship at Florida's Top Christian College.for the School of Music and Fine Arts, providing more than 43,000 square feet of performance and educational space.
  • Oceanview Residence Hall, providing housing for 196 students.
  • Dixie Parking Garage, providing 526 parking spaces on 5 levels.
  • DeSantis Family Chapel, providing dedicated worship space for 400.
  • Lakeview Residence Hall, providing housing for 86 students.
  • In 2003, the Orlando Campus opened, providing 6,600 square feet of classroom and office space for evening and graduate degree programs.
  • Gregory Hall for the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy, providing more than 40,000 square feet of research and educational space.
  • School of Nursing educational space on the first floor of Oceanview Hall.
  • Enlarged campus bookstore on the first floor of Oceanview Hall.
  • Phase I of the Warren Library opened in 2007 with the second phase of construction, renovation of the historic octagonal building which served as the original PBA structure, completed in 2009
  • In Fall 2006, the Wellington Campus opened serving the residents of western Palm Beach County

The projected master plan also calls for the construction of several other buildings, including a communication building, theatre, performing arts center, classrooms and residence halls and additional parking garages.

 

Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus

A permanent home for Sailfish athletics is the 78-acre Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus at 3401 Parker Avenue in West Palm Beach  — just a short drive from Palm Beach Atlantic University. The campus, located between I-95 and Parker Avenue just north of Southern Boulevard, officially opened Sept. 4, 2014 and will provide facilities for training and hosting intercollegiate and intramural and club sport competitions.

Varsity athletes, intramural participants and Sailfish fans will benefit from this incomparable Athletic Campus. The Athletic Campus will include 30,000-square-foot athletics complex, workout facilities, tennis and basketball courts, baseball, soccer and multipurpose fields, running trails and an 11-acre community park.

 CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RINKER ATHLETIC CAMPUS

  • Contact Us:
  • 901 S. Flagler Drive,
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • 888-GO-TO-PBA
    888-468-6722