Pensacola State College

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Pensacola State College
PSC Logo
Former names
Pensacola Junior College
Motto "Your First Choice for Higher Education"
Type Public College
Established 1948
Endowment $10.1 million[1]
President Charles E. Meadows
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 36,000
Undergraduates 21,396[2]
Address 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, Florida, United States
30°28′52″N 87°12′05″W / 30.48098°N 87.20142°W / 30.48098; -87.20142Coordinates: 30°28′52″N 87°12′05″W / 30.48098°N 87.20142°W / 30.48098; -87.20142

Green, Blue and White

Athletics NJCAA Region 8, Panhandle Conference
Mascot Pirate

Pensacola State College, formerly known as Pensacola Junior College, is a public state college in Pensacola, Florida, United States, and a member institution of the Florida College System.

The main campus, located in Pensacola, was opened in 1948 and was the first institute of higher learning in Pensacola. Pensacola State quickly expanded to include a downtown campus in 1957, a Milton campus in 1971, and a Warrington campus in 1977, with centers in Santa Rosa County and Century.[3] A mini-campus opened on Naval Air Station Pensacola in 1981 but was destroyed during hurricane Ivan in 2004. In July 2010, the college changed its name to Pensacola State College in order to reflect its transition into offering 4-year degrees.[4] The current President is Dr. Charles E. Meadows. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[5]


Pensacola State offers more than 120 majors and areas of concentration, along with the latest high-tech resources and exciting opportunities. Harvard professors held a three-day workshop at the Mary Ekdahl Smart Center for Patient Simulation Training & Research on the Warrington campus. This was the first time Harvard held such a seminar at a community college.

The College offers associate and bachelor's degrees as well as vocational certifications and an adult high school. In the 2007/2008 academic year over 34,000 students enrolled of which about 11,000 are seeking associate degrees. As with all Florida Community Colleges, Pensacola State's associate in arts degrees guarantee acceptance to a State University System of Florida institution. It works closely together with University of West Florida and has a joint campus with the University of Florida in Milton. Job placement is 100 percent in most technical areas for Pensacola State students earning certificates, A.S. and A.A.S. degrees.

Pensacola State operates WSRE, the main PBS station in Pensacola.


The school's athletic teams compete in the Panhandle Conference of the Florida State College Activities Association, a body of the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 8.

Notable alumni[edit]

Alumni Status is open to all graduates of Pensacola Junior/State College, all former students of PJC/Pensacola State who regularly matriculated and left the College in good standing.

Alumni[6] Notability
Joel Anthony Current basketball player for the National Basketball Association
Greg Evers Current member of the Florida Senate
Jerry L. Maygarden Former member of the Florida House of Representatives
Dave Murzin Former member of the Florida House of Representatives
Craig Waters Communications Counsel for the Florida Supreme Court
William H. Plackett Former Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
Alan G. Poindexter American naval officer and NASA astronaut
Billy Sadler Current Major League Baseball relief pitcher
Nick Monteleone Film composer and musician
Victoria Nika Zdrok Adult Model, Author and Clinical Psychologist

See also[edit]


  1. ^ As of June 30, 2011. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2011 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2010 to FY 2011" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers. January 17, 2012. p. 22. Retrieved February 17, 2012. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2010-07-04.  PJC now known as Pensacola State College
  5. ^ No More Pensacola Junior College
  6. ^ Pensacola State College Alumni Archived 2010-06-04 at the Wayback Machine.

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