Gulf Coast State College

Panama City, FL, USA
2.95 Average Rating

Gulf Coast State College is a public community college with an open admissions policy based in Panama City, Florida. The college operates multiple campuses around the state in Port St. Joe, Southport, and one at Tyndall Air Force Base. GCSC offers eLearning, which blends on-campus and online courses, an Honors Program, and is also home to a 24-hour radio station featuring the student-run channel, the Alter Nation.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
97%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
5,379
Total Number of Undergrads
5,379
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$3,746
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$2,963
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$10,792
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1035

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
67%
Average Aid Per Year
$3,673
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
67%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,404
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,492

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
11%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,008
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$7,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$80
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
25
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Commodores
School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NJCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Panama City
Tallahassee
Atlanta
Fort Walton Beach
Orlando
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$29,700
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What Students Are Saying

2.95 Average Rating
GCSC's staff is great! They are some of the most professional, passionate, and concerned teachers and staff I have come across. You must apply yourself though, to succeed.
Daniel from Chipley, FL
the college campus is clean.
the college campus is smoke-free.
the academic courses are comprehensible.

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