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Gulf Coast State College is a public institution situated in Panama City, Florida. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

167 Undergraduate Degrees

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Gulf Coast State College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at GCSC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#147 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards GCSC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#140 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#214 Best Value Colleges for Registered Nursing College Factual
#222 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual

Where Is Gulf Coast State College?


Contact details for GCSC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5230 West U.S. Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: 850-769-1551

How Do I Get Into GCSC?

You can apply to GCSC online at:

Gulf Coast State College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Gulf Coast State College?

7% Take Out Loans
7.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At GCSC, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $4,721 a year. That adds up to $18,884 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at GCSC is 7.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Gulf Coast State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,649 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,410 undergraduate students at GCSC, with 1,649 being full-time and 2,761 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,649 full-time undergraduates at GCSC, 37% are male and 63% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Gulf Coast State College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 42
Black or African American 177
Hispanic or Latino 114
White 1,154
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 155

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Gulf Coast State College. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 16 countries are represented at GCSC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Jamaica, Nigeria, and Pakistan.

Online Learning at Gulf Coast State College

1,165 Took All Classes Online
2,517 Took At Least One Class Online
6.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,517 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at GCSC has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of GCSC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Gulf Coast State College was 6.0%. This is the #1,068 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at GCSC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Gulf Coast State College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 10 113 0 34 157
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 10 0 10
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 10 113 10 34 167


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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