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Gulf Coast Community College

Gulf Coast Community College – Panama City, FL

In 1957 the Florida Legislature established a statewide circuit of state funded, public community colleges. The Gulf Coast Community College was the first school birthed out of this legislation. The college is located near the Wainwright Shipyard on West Highway 98 with a beautiful view of St. Andrews Bay.

The Gulf Coast Community College is committed to meeting your educational needs. They offer associate degrees in business, culinary management, education, technology, mathematics and a whole lot more. The Gulf Coast Community College also offers classes to prepare you for entrance into a four year institution. Most of these classes are accepted as credit at major Florida universities. Athletics are available for those who want to compete and gain an education. Continuing education classes are available to adults seeking to complete or enhance their education. The college is committed to meeting student needs in this modern educational and occupational environment. It has very high acceptance rates into state universities and high job placement rates of students in the occupational programs.

Tuition is about $2,054 for in-state residents and $7,438 for out-of-state residents. Low cost makes the Gulf Coast Community College a wise option for its 10,000 students.

Real Estate in Panama City

Panama City, a part of Florida’s remarkably beautiful Emerald Coast, is a wonderful city and a great place to live. Enjoy the beach and numerous parks along with world class golfing and fishing. The popularity of this beautiful area has prevented the real estate market from falling like that of most of the nation.

The median price of a 3 bedroom home has increased by 61.7% in the last five years. Expect to find homes like this to typically be between $145,000 and $155,000. The cost per square foot for three bedroom homes has increased 77% in the last five years from $61 to $108. Even as the national real estate market began its slump in 2006, CNNMoney.com projected a growth of 72% by 2011. Near the college there are homes available from $99,000 all the way up to $1.2 million. With over 1,000 homes available within minutes of campus, you have a wide variety of options.

Leasing in Panama City

Leasing in Panama City isn’t too hard. It just depends on how close you want to be to the beach. You do have to beat out the snowbirds for the best places though. You can find apartments starting at about $575. Units near the beach however can easily go for $1500.