PBA Facts & Data

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

Main Campus Location:  West Palm Beach, Florida

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E N R O L L M E N T 

(Fall 2020)

  • Total 3,704:
    •  2,137 traditional day (West Palm Beach)
    •  236 evening adult (West Palm Beach, Orlando and online)
    •  437 master’s (West Palm Beach, Orlando and online)
    • 251 professional in pharmacy
    •  103 professional in nursing practice
    •  540 dual‐enrolled students
  • 1,104 residential students
  •  18,000+ alumni  

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F A C U L T Y 

  • Undergraduate student-faculty ratio: 12 to 1
  • Average day undergraduate class size: 17
  • 89% of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students
  • 87% of full-time teaching faculty hold the highest degree in their field
  • 163 full-time instructional faculty
  • 0 teaching assistants

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A C A D E M I C  P R O G R A M S

  • 55 undergraduate majors
  • Evening undergraduate degree programs in business administration, ministry, nursing (for RN professionals), organizational leadership, and community psychology (on campus and online)
  • Graduate degree programs in accountancy, business administration (specializations in accounting, finance, marketing, and generalist), counseling (specializations in marriage, couple and family counseling, mental health counseling, school guidance counseling and counseling generalist [non licensure]), computer science, divinity, education leadership, global development, leadership (on campus and online; specializations in corporate, non‐profit, and organizational leadership), and nursing
  • Professional degree programs in health systems leadership, nursing practice, and pharmacy
  • Degrees offered: B.A., BGS, B.S., B.Mus., BSN, D.N.P., M.A., M.Acc., M.B.A., M. Div., M. Div./M.B.A., M.S., M.S.N.,Pharm.D., and Pharm.D./M.B.A.
  • 423,000+ library volumes (books and audio‐visual material)
  • International study available in Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, India, Italy, Jordan, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, and Uganda

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C E N T E R S  O F  E X C E L L E N C E 

  • Center for Biblical Leadership
  • Center for Integrative Science Learning
  • David and Leighan Rinker Center for Experiential Learning
  • Gregory Center for Medical Missions
  • The LeMieux Center for Public Policy
  • Titus Center for Franchising

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T E C H N O L O G Y

  • Campus‐wide wireless Internet access and printing from personal devices
  •  Computer labs in classroom buildings, residence halls, and library
  • Sailfish TV campus cable system and digital signage network

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A C T I V I T I E S

  • Member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, Sunshine State Conference Graphic
  • 18 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports (baseball, m/w basketball, m/w cross country, m/w golf, m/w lacrosse, m/w soccer, m/w tennis, m/w track, softball, women’s volleyball, women’s beach volleyball)
  • Dynamic intramural program
  • 100+ student music, theatre and dance performances annually
  • The Beacon, student newspaper (www.thebeacontoday.com)
  • Opportunities for involvement and leadership in 40+ social, professional and religious clubs and organizations

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F I N A N C I A L  D A T A

  • Undergraduate annual tuition:  $32,880
  • Evening undergraduate tuition:  $460‐$515 per credit hour
  • Graduate tuition: $580‐$655 per credit hour
  • Doctor of nursing practice tuition: $825 per credit hour
  • Pharmacy annual tuition: $32,000
  • RN‐BSN Online: $360 per credit hour
  • 97% of all degree‐seeking students receive some form of financial aid
  • $111.9 million operating budget
  • $85.6 million endowment

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A C C R E D I T A T I O N  S T A T E M E N T

View the accreditation statement as well as specialized accreditations, certifications or licensures from other organizations here

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W O R K S H I P

A Tradition of Service Since 1968

Workship is a distinctive community service program that responds to the human needs with Christ‐like action in the community and the world. Through community service, students can discern their vocation and develop life‐long habit of servant leadership. To date, Palm Beach Atlantic students have volunteered 3.5 million hours. Instituted when PBA was founded in 1968, each traditionalundergraduate student contributes at least 45 hours of community service annually at more than 350 nonprofit agencies, schools and churches. 

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A M E R I C A N  F R E E  E N T E R P R I S E

Palm Beach Atlantic University confidently affirms the values and institutions that historically have informed American society—religious liberty; traditional Judeo-Christian morality; limited, constitutional government; the Rule of Law; personal and political accountability; and capitalism—the system of free enterprise. We believe that America is truly an exceptional nation, which was founded and has flourished under the guiding providential hand of God. We aim to develop in each of our students an appreciation for the unique American achievement in its many dimensions—social, political, economic, moral, legal, and religious. 

Our general education curriculum, required of all students, includes a course entitled “Freedom in American Society,” which examines the meaning and significance of freedom in the American experience. Students explore such topics as the historical roots of American liberty, with special emphasis on the close link between liberty and Christianity, and the nature of freedom as understood by the chief architects of the American political order. They examine the interdependence between political and economic freedom, in particular, the significance of free-enterprise capitalism for the preservation of liberty. They learn about the structure of American constitutional democracy and the traditional meaning of justice and the Rule of Law.

These studies help students recognize the various threats to individual freedom, religious liberty, and other traditional American rights and values that have emerged over the past several centuries, as well as contemporary challenges to their preservation.       

Cicero remarked of the declining Republic of his era: “Our age . . . inherited the Republic like some beautiful painting of bygone days, its colors already fading through great age; and not only has our time neglected to freshen the colors of the picture, but we have failed to preserve its form and outlines.” Palm Beach Atlantic University strives to ensure that a similar fate does not befall the noble American experiment in ordered liberty. We regard the transmission of the American cultural heritage to the rising generation as not only a profound joy, but also a profound duty.