Palm Beach Atlantic University

Founded in 1968, Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) is a comprehensive, interdenominational Christian university located in West Palm Beach, Florida (US). It offers a wide range of undergraduate majors, graduate and professional degree programs in business administration, addictions and mental health counseling, marriage and family counseling, mental health counseling, school guidance.

Palm Beach Atlantic University is organized into the following academic schools: Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy; Arts & Sciences; Communication & Media; Rinker School of Business; Education & Behavioral Studies; Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership; School of Ministry; School of Music and Fine Arts; School of Nursing.

Palm Beach Atlantic University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Other accreditations include: the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Athletic Training (JRC-AT) and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).


- Palm Beach Atlantic University is ranked 54th among the Top Tier Regional Universities (South) by US News (2011).

- Placed among the top 60 regional universities in the South in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges", released by U.S. News & World Report (2009). It is ranked 43rd in the category of "Best Universities - Master's" (schools that provide a full range of undergraduate and master's-level programs).

- Named one of the Best Southeast Colleges in 2008 (The Princeton Review).

- Listed by the Templeton Foundation as a College That Encourages Character.

- Listed in "100 Best Buy Colleges" in the US for 2007.

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