No More Pensacola Junior College

June 25, 2010

Pensacola Junior College will be no more in less than a week; it will become Pensacola State College on July 1.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges approved Pensacola Junior College to offering bachelor degree programs.

The PJC District Board of Trustees approved for the new name to be implemented July 1, 2010, once the Commission on Colleges approved PJC to offer upper level degrees.

The Florida State Board of Education approved the college to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Administration and Supervision in May. The college plans to offer courses in these programs beginning January 2011.

PJC President Edward Meadows said this final step sets the stage for the college to better meet the workforce needs of Northwest Florida. The response from business and industry has been very positive, he said.

“We have a lot of work to do to help the public understand that these new degree programs are workforce focused,” Meadows said. “The college is one of the Top 100 community colleges in the nation in number of associate degrees awarded, and the newly named college will continue to offer associate degrees and certificate programs as it has for the past 62 years.”


5 Responses to “No More Pensacola Junior College”

  1. Bamcubz on June 27th, 2010 12:38 am

    So I wonder if they are going to charge as much now as a 4 year college?

  2. JBJ on June 26th, 2010 11:01 pm

    PJC was a great school to me, it was a nice transition from high school to college. The classes were affordable and the teachers treated me descent as well as the classroom sizes were smaller. I hate to see PJC go away and have stopped listing the degrees on my resumes as a result of the change in name to cut down on confusion since I have graduated from a University, but still credit PJC with foundational skills which got me through the University. The only thing I am not quite so sure about is the bachelors degree in administration.

  3. Hmmm on June 25th, 2010 8:21 pm

    I just finished my AA, but they won’t send it out to me ’til August. I wonder which college name it will have on the degree….

  4. SW on June 25th, 2010 3:37 pm

    Oh well. Now 2 of my Alma Maters are gone. Maybe my diplomas will become collector’s items.

    Tongue in cheek.

  5. K.B. on June 25th, 2010 1:13 pm

    This is so AWESOME!!!! Some classes that JDCC does not offer are now closer to home than Mobile!!

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