Pensacola State College

Coordinates: 30°28′52″N 87°12′05″W / 30.4810°N 87.2014°W / 30.4810; -87.2014
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Pensacola State College
Former names
Pensacola Junior College
MottoGo Here. Get There.
TypePublic college
Established1948; 75 years ago (1948)
Parent institution
Florida College System
Endowment$10.1 million[1]
PresidentC. Edward Meadows
Academic staff
Administrative staff

30°28′52″N 87°12′05″W / 30.4810°N 87.2014°W / 30.4810; -87.2014
Colors      Green, blue, white
Sporting affiliations
NJCAA Region 8, Panhandle Conference

Pensacola State College (PSC), formerly Pensacola Junior College, is a public college in Pensacola, Florida. It is part 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 on the Fairpoint Peninsula area of Santa Rosa County, as well as one in 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 C. Edward 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, especially focusing on career advancement and technical training. The school's collection of courses includes many that would also be found at other Florida colleges; however, PSC has increasingly been offering courses in cybersecurity, the culinary arts, pre-med, and other more technical and specific course paths.

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 sought associate degrees. As with all Florida state colleges, Pensacola State's associate in arts degree guarantees acceptance to a State University System of Florida institution.

Job placement is 100 percent in most technical areas for Pensacola State students earning certificates, A.S. and A.A.S. degrees.

Parterships and joint events[edit]

It works closely with University of West Florida and has a joint campus with the University of Florida in Milton.

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.

Non-student run media[edit]

Pensacola State operates WSRE, the main PBS station in Pensacola. It is complemented by the operation of WUWF, the main NPR station in the area, by the nearby University of West Florida.

Student publications[edit]

The Corsair[edit]

The Corsair is the print and online student newspaper of Pensacola State College.[6][7] The paper is circulated across campuses of Pensacola State College and is published monthly during the primary school year and once during the summer term.[8] The paper is well awarded for a publication of its size and circulation. The paper primarily focuses on special events or occurrences involving its constituent college,[9] in addition to student profiles, arts reports, editorials,[10] and Pensacola State College sports reports.


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.

Pensacola State College participates in many different collegiate sports, including basketball, softball, baseball, and cross country running.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  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.
  2. ^ "The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System".
  3. ^ "Pensacola State College - Campus Information". Archived from the original on 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2013-09-05.
  4. ^ "PJC now known as Pensacola State College | | Gulf Breeze News". Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2010-07-04. PJC now known as Pensacola State College
  5. ^ No More Pensacola Junior College
  6. ^ Manning, Matthew (1989). The Standard Periodical Directory (12th ed.). New York, N.Y.: Oxbridge Communications. p. 426. ISBN 0917460227. OCLC 19109138.
  7. ^ "Student Publications Directory". Florida College System Activities Association. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  8. ^ Cheer, Daniel, ed. (March 10, 2021). "Staff List". The Corsair. Vol. 72, no. 4. Pensacola, Florida.
  9. ^ Carter, Shaleyah (August 2019). "Hobbs Center retires Collegiate High". The Corsair.
  10. ^ Richards, Sarah (10 September 2018). "The Case for Community College". The Corsair. Retrieved 9 September 2019.

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