Pensacola State College

Pensacola State College
PSC Logo
Former names
Pensacola Junior College
Motto "Your First Choice for Higher Education"
Type Public College
Established 1948
Endowment $10.1 million [1]
President Charles E. Meadows
Academic staff
200
Administrative staff
448
Students 36,000
Undergraduates 21,396 [2]
Address 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, Florida, United States
30°28′52″N 87°12′05″W / 30°28′52″N 87°12′05″W / 30.48098; -87.20142
Colors

Green, Blue and White

              
Athletics NJCAA Region 8, Panhandle Conference
Mascot Pirate
Website www.pensacolastate.edu

Pensacola State College, formerly known as Pensacola Junior College, is a public state college in Pensacola, Florida, United States, and a member institution of the Florida College System.

The main campus, located in Pensacola, was opened in 1948 and was the first institute of higher learning in Pensacola. Pensacola State quickly expanded to include a downtown campus in 1957, a Milton campus in 1971, and a Warrington campus in 1977, with centers in Santa Rosa County and Century. [3] A mini-campus opened on Naval Air Station Pensacola in 1981 but was destroyed during hurricane Ivan in 2004. In July 2010, the college changed its name to Pensacola State College in order to reflect its transition into offering 4-year degrees. [4] The current President is Dr. Charles E. Meadows. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. [5]

Academics

Pensacola State offers more than 120 majors and areas of concentration, along with the latest high-tech resources and exciting opportunities. Harvard professors held a three-day workshop at the Mary Ekdahl Smart Center for Patient Simulation Training & Research on the Warrington campus. This was the first time Harvard held such a seminar at a community college.

The College offers associate and bachelor's degrees as well as vocational certifications and an adult high school. In the 2007/2008 academic year over 34,000 students enrolled of which about 11,000 are seeking associate degrees. As with all Florida Community Colleges, Pensacola State's associate in arts degrees guarantee acceptance to a State University System of Florida institution. It works closely together with University of West Florida and has a joint campus with the University of Florida in Milton. Job placement is 100 percent in most technical areas for Pensacola State students earning certificates, A.S. and A.A.S. degrees.

Pensacola State operates WSRE, the main PBS station in Pensacola.

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