Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E . C O M 61 PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Florida Atlantic University 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 33431 561-297-3000; www.fau.edu One of America's fastest-growing public universities serves over 30,000 residential and commuter students at its Boca Raton campus. Substantial growth in recent years has accelerated under the dynamic leadership of Dr. John Kelly. Provides 180 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, a 29,419 seat stadium, 19 inter- collegiate teams attracting the participation of 450 student-athletes, and 300 campus organizations and clubs. Notable features are the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Southeast National Marine Renew- able Energy Center, and the FAU Lifelong Learning Society, with more than 20,000 patrons. FAU has been designated a "High Research Activity" university by the Carn- egie foundation. It also has one of the most active record labels of any university; Hoot/ Wisdom Recordings has released more than 21 albums produced by the students and commercial music faculty. Indian River State College 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, 34981 772-462-4772; www.irsc.edu Indian River State College has earned a statewide and national reputation for excellence. IRSC offers over 150 programs leading to Bachelor's Degrees, Associate Degrees, Technical Certificates and Applied Technology Diplomas. The College offers programs not only for students who plan to pursue a Bachelor's Degree program and upper-division studies, but also for students who wish to pursue careers immediately upon completion of shorter-term Associate Degree and Technical Certificate programs. IRSC is recognized as a key partner in the continuing development of the Research Coast region and as a national model for innovative use of technology in education. IRSC was selected as a Top Ten National Finalist for the Aspen Prize for Excellence out of more than 1,000 colleges nationwide and as the #3 Most Affordable College in the country by the U.S. Department of Education, and is one of only 13 institutions nationwide, and the only Florida college in 2013, selected for the prestigious Achieving the Dream™ program dedicated to helping more students achieve in college, improve their skills and earn a degree. Palm Beach State College 4200 S Congress Ave., Lake Worth, 33461 561-967-7222; www.palmbeachstate.edu This public state college was formerly the Palm Beach Community College. It is the largest postsecondary institution in Palm Beach County, serving over 48,000 students at campuses in Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens, and a new campus in Loxahatchee Groves opening in 2016. PBSC offers 130 programs of study, and is ranked 11th in the nation in the number of associate degrees awarded in 2015. It is known for a high graduation rate for minority students. The Associate in Arts degree is a university transfer track, and meets the requirements for Florida's 2+2 prepaid plan's guarantee of admission to a state university. Career education options include such fields as health care, informa- tion technology, biotechnology, arts, and trade and industry; customized workforce training and continuing education; and professional development tracks for early learning, nursing, teaching, medical imaging and other high-demand fields. PRIVATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Lynn University 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, 33431 561-237-7000; www.lynn.edu Lynn University is an independent, nonprofit, residential institution on a 115-acre campus featuring five fresh- water lakes. It enrolls than 2,500 students from almost 100 countries and nearly all 50 U.S. states. Lynn University is consis- tently ranked among the top five most international universities in U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges list. Students life includes over 30 clubs and student organizations, and numerous intercollegiate sports teams with nearly 50 conference and national championships. In addition to the College of Arts and Sciences, Lynn offers a School of Aeronautics, a College of Busi- ness and Management, a Conservatory of Music, a College of Education, and the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn College of International Communication. New England Institute of Technology – Palm Beach 2410 Metrocentre Blvd. West Palm Beach, 33407 561-842-8324; www.neit.edu For 75 years, New England Institute of Technology has served as a technical career education specialist. With more than 40 Associate, Bachelor's, Master's and Online degree programs, and an ongoing invest- ment in faculty, facilities, equipment and labs, New England Tech provides excellent resources to prepare graduates for their chosen careers. Programs include Archi- tecture and Interior Design, Automotive, Building Technologies, Criminal Justice, Digital Communications, Engineering, Information Technology, Health Sciences and Veterinary Technology. The focus at New England Tech is to give each student a solid balance: a base of analytical skills with hands-on training. Most Associate Degree programs can be completed in 18 months and Bachelors Degree programs in as few as 3 years. Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Campus 11501 N. Military Trail Palm Beach Gardens, 33410; 561-805-2100 www.nova.edu/campuses/wpb Nova Southeastern University is one of the largest private, for-profit universities in Florida, serving nearly 26,000 students at all campuses. The main campus is located in Ft. Lauderdale. Nova serves the Treasure Coast and surrounding areas with a modern, regional campus in Palm Beach Gardens. Noted for small class size and personalized attention, Nova offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees for majors including

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