Pensacola State College

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Pensacola State College
Pensacola State College.png
Former names
Pensacola Junior College
Motto"Your First Choice for Higher Education"
TypePublic College
Endowment$10.1 million[1]
PresidentCharles E. Meadows
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location, ,
United States

30°28′52″N 87°12′05″W / 30.48098°N 87.20142°W / 30.48098; -87.20142Coordinates: 30°28′52″N 87°12′05″W / 30.48098°N 87.20142°W / 30.48098; -87.20142
ColorsGreen, Blue and White               
AthleticsNJCAA Region 8, Panhandle Conference

Pensacola State College, formerly known as Pensacola Junior College, is a public state college in Pensacola, Florida. It is 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 four-year degrees.[4] The current president is Charles E. Meadows. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[5]


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 2007–08 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.


The school's athletic teams compete in the Panhandle Conference of the Florida State College Activities Association, a body of the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 8.

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  1. ^ As of June 30, 2011. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2011 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2010 to FY 2011" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers. January 17, 2012. p. 22. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-29. Retrieved February 17, 2012.
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2013-09-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2010-07-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) PJC now known as Pensacola State College
  5. ^ No More Pensacola Junior College

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