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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Gulf Coast State is a public college located in Panama City, Florida. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,840 undergraduate students. The Gulf Coast State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic). Graduating 40% of students, Gulf Coast State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,400.
About Gulf Coast State College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
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Gulf Coast State College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$3,746/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,545/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,840Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,539
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Gulf Coast State College Reviews

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Gulf Coast State College has many staff members that are willing to help you with just about anything. Some professors are more kind and willing to help than others, but that is like any college or university. The campus is quite small and easy to navigate through which makes getting from one class to the next very simple. Many of the students go to all sporting events to show their support, which is always fun to be apart of. I absolutely love the fact that the campus is right on the water! The only problem was all of the construction that was going on, and continuing to go on, but part of that was due to Hurricane Micheal. With that being said, my first year in college was quite unusual considering we underwent a category 4 or 5 hurricane during the fall. Even though it was a tragedy, all the staff and students did what they could to help one another out, as well as everyone in the community.
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I would love to see more added to campus, otherwise it’s a great experience! The professors care about the students and do not mind helping you figure things out. The staff is very accommodating as well and will help you figure everything out. Going back to school seemed overwhelming, but I genuinely have enjoyed being on this campus. SGAvis constantly doing things, and helping students get through the school year. It is a highly recommendable place.
Gulf Coast State College is a very diverse campus. The age demographic is very wide. It's not only common to see fresh out of high school students but also thirty or forty-year-old students wanting a career change.

Also, each school year the college is expanding its programs to offer quality careers in new workforces. For example, unmanned vehicles and 3D printing (not only plastic, their culinary program has a 3D chocolate printer).

With a student ratio of 18:1, they have smaller classes that allow more time to be available for questions and in-depth conversations in class topics.

I'm very proud to be a Commodore!