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Gulf Coast State College

Panama City, FL 4-Year Public
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About Gulf Coast State College

Gulf Coast State College Overview

Gulf Coast State College is a public, state school in the urban setting of Panama City, Florida. Gulf Coast State College was founded in 1957 and enrolls 4,245 undergrads and no graduate students. Gulf Coast State College ensures housing for students. The majority of students live on campus.

Student Involvement at Gulf Coast State College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Gulf Coast State College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Gulf Coast State College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Gulf Coast State College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Gulf Coast State College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Gulf Coast State College on the Student Life page.

2022 Gulf Coast State College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $1,750
Out-of-State $7,065

Is Gulf Coast State College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better idea of what Gulf Coast State College offers and if it seems like the right college for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gulf Coast State College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Gulf Coast State College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Gulf Coast State College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Gulf Coast State College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

For more information about Gulf Coast State College's endowment, check with the school directly. The school spends $11,994 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Gulf Coast State College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Gulf Coast State College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Based on this information, is Gulf Coast State College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Gulf Coast State College a good school for you?

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Where is Gulf Coast State College?

Gulf Coast State College is located in the city of Panama City, Florida.

If you want to see Gulf Coast State College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 98 to Panama City, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Northwest Florida Beaches International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Gulf Coast State College and Panama City are like without leaving home.

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College Info

5230 West Highway 98 Panama City, FL 32401-1058

Campus Setting: Urban

Gulf Coast State College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Gulf Coast State College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Gulf Coast State College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Gulf Coast State College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Gulf Coast State College is like? There are approximately 4,245 students enrolled at Gulf Coast State College. 37% percent of students attend school full-time.


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