Pensacola State College District

Pensacola State College serves Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida as well as surrounding Alabama communities. The population of the two-county area is nearly 450,000. The area is best known for its sugar-white beaches, historical significance, health care institutions, and military installations, one of which hosts the world famous Blue Angels flight demonstration team and the National Museum of Naval Aviation.


Pensacola State College is proud of its highly qualified faculty. Typical preparation of the academic faculty member consists of graduate work beyond the master’s degree. Many faculty members hold doctorates. Vocational faculty are trained specialists whose thorough knowledge of the occupation comes from both formal study and career experience.

Though Pensacola State College students come primarily from the local community, the faculty are drawn from across the nation and from more than one hundred colleges and universities to broaden the scope of instruction.

Pensacola State College faculty members hold positions on boards and commissions and belong to professional and scholarly organizations. Many are engaged in research and have authored articles, monographs, and textbooks.

In 1986, Pensacola State College established the Academy of Teaching Excellence to recognize outstanding faculty. Each year, four full-time faculty and one adjunct faculty are inducted into the Academy, and one outstanding new faculty member is honored.

Pensacola State College faculty also benefit from a number of endowed teaching chairs that are supported by private contributions to provide travel and research opportunities.

Pensacola State College Foundation, Inc.

The Pensacola State College Foundation, Inc., is a private, non-profit corporation that has been established to encourage, solicit, receive, and administer gifts and bequests of property and funds for the benefit of the College and College activities. The Pensacola State College Foundation is administered by a Board of Governors made up of members of the community who have an interest in the College.

The Pensacola State College Foundation promotes the annual giving program of the College and solicits funds for various college projects. In addition, donations are sought for scholarships and other worthwhile projects, which assist the College and its students.

As a tax-assisted institution, Pensacola State College cannot meet all needs with state and student support. The Pensacola State College Foundation assists in obtaining private support to supplement College budgets. The Pensacola State College Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax deductible non-profit corporation and a direct support organization chartered by the state of Florida to provide private support to the College.

The Board of Governors of the Pensacola State College Foundation meets quarterly and holds an annual meeting to elect new governors.