PSC ranked on of the best values

Pensacola State College is one of the best values in public education, according to the most current U.S. Department of Education’s ranking.

Pensacola State College ranks in the top one percent in the College Affordability and Transparency’s annual report. In the survey of over 5,000 colleges, Pensacola State College ranked 11th in lowest public tuition ($2,179) and 36th in lowest net cost ($5,024). The national average net cost for one year of college is $10,471, according to the report. The report is available online at

In computing the net cost, the Department of Education subtracts the average amount of grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance, whichincludes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board and other expenses. The computations are based on data from the fall 2010 and spring 2011.

While the report notes that the average tuition at a four-year public university climbed 15 percent between 2008-2010, Education Secretary Anne Duncan says that community colleges have remained the most consistently affordable option for higher education. The average net price of a community college increased byless than 1 percent between 2007 and 2009, according to the report.

Pensacola State College offers associate and baccalaureate degrees, career oriented certificates, college prep, adult education, GED prep and standardhigh school diplomas.