West Palm Beach, Florida (FL) Colleges and Universities

Various public and private colleges and universities are located in West Palm Beach, Florida, and the surrounding area. Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth and Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach are the three largest schools in this area.

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Largest Colleges and Universities near West Palm Beach, FL

Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton

Southeast Florida's first public university, Florida Atlantic University, houses ten academic colleges and offers over 140 degree programs leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as certificates. The 4-year university operates a main campus in Boca Raton, approximately 23 miles south of West Palm Beach, and six additional area campuses. Popular degree programs include elementary education, accounting, management and criminal justice. Some of the university's more unique program offerings are ocean engineering, psychobiology and a weekend Bachelor of Business Administration degree. With research contributions in areas such as biomedicine and coastline security, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching ( has designated Florida Atlantic University a high research activity institution.

Contact Information

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

Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth

Palm Beach State College, formerly called Palm Beach Community College, was first established in 1933 in Lake Worth, a suburb of West Palm Beach. It now operates three additional campuses in the area, as well as a satellite campus in West Palm Beach that houses the Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education. This 4-year college offers diplomas, professional certificates and associate degrees, as well as a bachelor's degree in supervision and management. Fields of study at Palm Beach State College include biotechnology, business, environmental science and healthcare. The Lake Worth campus is also home to the Duncan Theatre, which brings a variety of cultural and entertainment events to the area, and the Jan and Gary Dario Gallery, a center for art, design, architecture, theatre and music.

Contact Information

  • Address: 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth, FL 33461
  • Phone Number: (561) 868-3350

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Palm Beach Atlantic University is a Christian, liberal arts university in downtown West Palm Beach, with two satellite campuses in Orlando and Wellington offering additional evening classes. The university's nine academic schools offer associate, bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as a doctorate degree in pharmacy. There are 51 undergraduate majors available in the arts and sciences, business, education, ministry, communications and health related fields. Graduate and professional studies are offered in counseling, business administration and organizational leadership. The university maintains a super honors program for nationally top-ranking students and adult management and ministry programs with classes available in the evening and online.

Contact Information

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

List of Colleges and Universities near West Palm Beach, FL

College/University Student Population Institution Type
Florida Atlantic University 26,839 4-year, Public
Palm Beach State College 25,122 4-year, Public
Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach 3,226 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Lynn University 2,410 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Lincoln College of Technology 1,759 4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Keiser Career College-Greenacres 1,360 2-year, Private for-profit
Everglades University 1,077 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Northwood University-Florida Education Center 773 4-year, Private not-for-profit
South University-West Palm Beach 771 4-year, Private for-profit
Medvance Institute-West Palm 659 2-year, Private for-profit
Academy for Practical Nursing & Health Occupations 480 < 2-year, Private not-for-profit
Digital Media Arts College 406 4-year, Private for-profit
Medical Career Institute of South Florida 227 < 2-year, Private for-profit
Academy of Healing Arts Massage & Facial Skin Care 142 < 2-year, Private for-profit
Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty 135 < 2-year, Private for-profit
Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary 73 4-year, Private not-for-profit
The Beauty Institute 69 < 2-year, Private for-profit
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