PBA Facts & Data

Palm Beach Atlantic University is a comprehensive, interdenominational Christian university founded in 1968. Main Campus Location: West Palm Beach, Florida.

Mission, Vision and Purpose

Students who grow in wisdom, lead with conviction, and serve God boldly are the fruit of an institution and community dedicated to whole-person education. As illustrated by the facts and figures on this page, at PBA, we guide students along the path of fulfilling service, impactful leadership, and lifelong learning. Our graduates advance into every corner of Creation as selfless problem-solvers with open minds and hearts. 


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PBA by the Numbers


Total undergraduate, graduate, and online students


45 hours

Average service by PBA students annually



Of faculty hold the highest degree in their field of expertise



Annual student music, theatre, and dance performances 

PBA at a Glance

Get to know our institutional commitments, student body, distinguished faculty, high-ranking academic programs, and distinctive commitment to worship in all we do.

Fact Book 2023-2024


Previous Publications

About PBA Students

Study, serve, worship, and live alongside vibrant thinkers and supportive neighbors who come to PBA from 40+ countries. Here on campus, you can join more than 30 student organizations dedicated to a range of personal and professional interests—from Pickleball Club to the Gothic Literature Society—and cheer on our 16 NCAA DII athletics teams. 

As of Fall 2020, Palm Beach Atlantic University’s size totals 3,704 students, including 2,137 traditional day undergraduate students—nearly half of whom live on campus. Learn more about PBA students

Accreditations, Certifications, and Licensures

Palm Beach Atlantic University’s degree programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Review our full list of accreditations.

Several of our programs have earned additional specialized accreditation, certification, or licensure, such as AACSB accreditation for the Rinker School of Business and National Association of Schools of Music accreditation for our music programs. These highly sought after credentials reflect our high academic standards, faculty excellence, and robust approach to career-oriented learning.

About PBA Graduates

Graduate into a network of nearly 19,000 alumni with significant influence in business, education, healthcare, government, the arts, ministry, and more.

80% of our graduates also report that they work in a position related to their college major which is far above the national average. PBA graduates study in some of the nation’s most prestigious and respected graduate programs, including Johns Hopkins University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Florida.

Institutional Fact Book 2023-2024

Dive into precise details about Palm Beach Atlantic University’s institutional data, including financial information, awards and accolades, undergraduate trends, degree completion, and faculty demographics.

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

We gather, organize, analyze, and report data in dozens of areas in order to understand and improve upon institutional issues. The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness records include the Common Data Set and consumer information to help students make informed decisions. The PBA Fact Book is a public-facing reference resource, but you can contact us at (561) 803-2055 for additional data such as alumni demographics, graduate employment rates, and long-term trends.