Gulf Coast State College

Public, Four-years School Located in Panama City, FL

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How much is the GCSC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, GCSC's tuition & fees is $2,370 for Florida residents and $8,635 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $17,212 for Florida residents and $23,477 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

GCSC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Florida Residents Tuition & Fees$2,370
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,635
Books & Supplies Costs$1,056
Off-campus Room & Board$9,378
Off-campus Expenses$4,408
2023-2024 Estimates
Florida Residents Tuition & Fees$2,370
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,635

How Much Does it Cost to Go to GCSC for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $34,540 at GCSC. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is -$nan. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to -$nan.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$8,635-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2024-25)$8,635-$nan-$nan
Junior (2025-26)$8,635-$nan-$nan
Senior (2026-27)$8,635-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$34,540-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$8,635-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2025-26)$8,635-$nan-$nan
Junior (2026-27)$8,635-$nan-$nan
Senior (2027-28)$8,635-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$34,540-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$8,635-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2026-27)$8,635-$nan-$nan
Junior (2027-28)$8,635-$nan-$nan
Senior (2028-29)$8,635-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$34,540-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$8,635-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2027-28)$8,635-$nan-$nan
Junior (2028-29)$8,635-$nan-$nan
Senior (2029-30)$8,635-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$34,540-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$8,635-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2028-29)$8,635-$nan-$nan
Junior (2029-30)$8,635-$nan-$nan
Senior (2030-31)$8,635-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$34,540-$nan-$nan

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, GCSC' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Florida, its tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $8,844.
In-StateOut-of-State
Gulf Coast State College$2,370$8,635
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Florida Four-years Colleges$17,068
Public Schools$4,190$8,844
Private Schools$19,195

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between GCSC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Gulf Coast State CollegePanama City, FL$2,370$8,635
Broward CollegeFort Lauderdale, FL$2,830$8,952
The College of the Florida KeysKey West, FL$3,279$13,162
Lake-Sumter State CollegeLeesburg, FL$3,292$13,276
Miami Dade CollegeMiami, FL$2,838$9,661
North Florida CollegeMadison, FL$3,054$11,400
Palm Beach State CollegeLake Worth, FL$3,050$10,910
Santa Fe CollegeGainesville, FL$2,563$9,189
Tallahassee Community CollegeTallahassee, FL$2,026$8,062
Valencia CollegeOrlando, FL$2,474$9,383
City College-MiamiMiami, FL$13,695$16,680

Financial Aid and COA

At Gulf Coast State College, 3,373 students (77%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $4,495.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at GCSC is $18,982 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 682 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $6,024 and the average amount of student loans is $5,271.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Florida ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$17,212$23,477
Tuition & Fees$2,370$8,635
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,842$14,842
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$12,717$18,982
Average Financial Aid$4,495$4,495
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,37377%$4,495
Pell Grants1,29530%$5,295
Federal Student Loan2215%$5,402
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid68299%-
Grants or Scholarships68199%$6,024
Federal Grants66797%$3,361
Pell Grants29443%$6,090
Other Federal Grants66397%$681
State/Local Grants28742%$2,480
Institutional Grants55581%$2,070
Student Loan Aid304%$5,271
Federal Student Loans284%$4,319
Other Student Loans3-$12,400
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level286283$8,918
0-30,000165165$10,260
30,001-48,0006767$7,896
48,001-75,0004141$6,833
75,001-110,0001010$4,857
110,001 or more30-

Student Population

Gulf Coast State College has a total of 4,694 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 1,504 male students and 2,873 female students attending GCSC. The school offers online degree programs and 1,172 students enrolled online exclusively (24.97% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate4,377 1,5042,873

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address5230 West U.S. Highway 98, Panama City, FL
Phone850-769-1551
WEBhttps://www.gulfcoast.edu/default.htm
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered70 Programs
Online Program Offered14 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population4,694
Graduation Rate38%
Transfer-out Rate12%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate19 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties133 (Full-time), 114 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs340 (Full-time), 171 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$49,142
Average Staff Salary$52,091