Welcome to Pensacola State College

Dr. Ed MeadowsWhether you have already decided on a program of study or are still considering your options, you will find that our college has award-winning faculty and staff who place as their highest priority promoting student academic and career success. Research tells us that students who transfer to other institutions after completing their work at Pensacola State College do as well as, and often better than, students who begin their studies at a university.  Additionally, our career program graduates consistently find success in their fields.

Our faculty places the highest priority on student success. In fact, student success is our central theme on all campuses and in all departments from Student Services to Financial Aid to the Pensacola State College Foundation Universal Scholarship fund. Tutors are available in most subjects, and students with documented disabilities may arrange for support services. Smaller class sizes offer faculty the opportunity to provide a level of personalized instruction that cannot be found at larger institutions.   At Pensacola State, we keep our tuition low and our values high because we believe financial need should never keep someone from receiving a quality education and the promise of a bright future.

Pensacola State College ranks in the top one hundred in the nation in the number of associate degrees awarded.  Our college is continuously building a stronger Pensacola region by recognizing and responding to the needs of the people we serve. Our corporate and professional training, adult and secondary education programs, technical and career programs, university transfer associate degrees, bachelor degree programs, and community outreach are examples of our commitment to offering award-winning comprehensive programs and services to the communities we serve.

Pensacola State’s dedication to our community’s needs is also evident in the expansion of our physical presence in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.  Our South Santa Rosa Center as well as our Century Center opened in January, 2012. In addition, continuous expansion of Pensacola State College’s eLearning options makes many of our superb educational offerings available worldwide.

Making the decision to attend college is a big step for students of any age, but it is a great step in the right direction. Pensacola State College’s educational experiences will set the groundwork for your future. We invite you to visit one of our campuses or explore your opportunities on our website. Our faculty and staff look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals at Pensacola State College.

Edward Meadows

STRATEGIC PLAN 2013 – 2018


Pensacola State College, serving Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and surrounding Alabama communities, was established as Florida’s first public State college by the state legislature in 1947. Classes were first offered in 1948 to 136 students; Pensacola State College now serves more than 22,000 students annually.

The development of the Pensacola State College Strategic Plan included the creation of a new vision statement, mission statement, and the establishment of a process for planning that includes overall institutional goals and objectives assigned to the appropriate functional units and administrative offices of the College.

By participating in customer satisfaction surveys and an in-depth S.W.O.T. analysis, thousands of the College’s stakeholders, both on campus and in the community, played a direct role in the development of this plan. The Strategic Planning Committee was made up of a broad cross section of institutional representation, including student, instructional and business affairs personnel. Through a series of retreats, the District Board of Trustees and college administrators provided guidance and wise counsel.

College Vision

Pensacola State College educates students through a dynamic and supportive learning environment that develops all students intellectually, culturally, and socially, preparing them to succeed within the global community.

College Mission

Pensacola State College, under the governance of a local Board of Trustees, is committed to providing quality, affordable, and accessible educational opportunities through a variety of delivery methods.

The College, a member of the Florida College System, offers baccalaureate and associate degrees, workforce certificates, adult education leading to a high school diploma or GED, business and industry training, non-credit continuing education, community outreach, and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and the community.