Palm Beach County, FL Schools and Colleges

Located in the southeastern part of Florida, Palm Beach County has 38 municipalities within its boundaries. The county is home to numerous colleges and universities, including Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach State College and Palm Beach Atlantic University - West Palm Beach.

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Largest Colleges and Universities near Palm Beach County, Florida

Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) has numerous campuses scattered along the southeastern coast of Florida, with its main campus situated in Boca Raton. The 4-year university, which is the fifth-oldest public university in the state, was the first school in the nation to offer only upper-level division and graduate-level courses. In 2007, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named FAU as an exceptional public research university. The school primarily offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, along with several doctoral degree programs. Undergraduate degree programs are available in Jewish studies, social science, health administration and hospitality management, while graduate degree programs are offered in comparative studies, women's studies, biomedical science, economics and business administration.

Contact Information

  • Address: 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431
  • Phone Number: (561) 297-3000

Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth, FL

The former Palm Beach Community College changed its name to Palm Beach State College in 2009, when the school began offering a baccalaureate degree program. The school's main campus is situated in Boca Raton, while other campuses are found in Belle Glade, Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens. A satellite campus is located in West Palm Beach. The school offers numerous diploma, associate's degree and professional certificate programs. The school's only bachelor's degree program is in supervision and management. Fields of study at Palm Beach State College include patient care assisting, massage therapy, graphic design, teacher education, insurance and environmental technology.

Contact Information

  • Address: 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth, FL 33461
  • Phone Number: (561) 967-7222

Palm Beach Atlantic University - West Palm Beach

Palm Beach Atlantic University combines Christian principles with rigorous academic standards. The 4-year university's main campus is found in West Palm Beach and there are two others in Orlando and Wellington. Each undergraduate attending the school is required to complete 45 hours of community service every academic year. Palm Beach Atlantic University offers the full range of associate's through master's degree programs, as well as a doctoral degree program for pharmacy professional practices. Undergraduate degree programs are available in ministry, philosophy, international business, popular music and organizational management. Students can choose among graduate degree programs in business administration, organizational leadership and counseling psychology.

Contact Information

  • Address: 901 S. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • Phone Number: (561) 803-2000

Complete List of Colleges and Universities near Palm Beach County, Florida

College/UniversityStudent PopulationInstitution Type
Florida Atlantic University26,8394-year, Public
Palm Beach State College25,1224-year, Public
Palm Beach Atlantic University - West Palm Beach3,2264-year, Private not-for-profit
Lynn University2,4104-year, Private not-for-profit
Lincoln College of Technology1,7594-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Keiser Career College - Greenacres1,3602-year, Private for-profit
Everglades University1,0774-year, Private not-for-profit
Northwood University - Florida Education Center7734-year, Private not-for-profit
South University - West Palm Beach7714-year, Private for-profit
Medvance Institute - West Palm6592-year, Private for-profit
Academy for Practical Nursing and Health Occupations480<2-year, Private not-for-profit
Digital Media Arts4064-year, Private for-profit
Medical Career Institute of South Florida227<2-year, Private for-profit
Academy of Healing Arts Massage and Facial Skin Care142<2-year, Private for-profit
Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty135<2-year, Private for-profit
Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary734-year, Private not-for-profit
The Beauty Institute69>2-year, Private for-profit
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