One of three PBA campuses closes its doors: Is it yours?

May 1, 2017


West Palm Beach, Fla. - Palm Beach Atlantic University is commonly pictured as the large campus stationed by the seaside. But many people are unaware of the two other PBA campuses in Florida—Orlando and Wellington. 


One of these two lesser known campuses recently closed its doors and shut down its main webpage. Unfortunately all information regarding this campus is no longer available. 


Students recently received an email from Associate V.P. for University Relations & Marketing, Becky Peeling, stating that the Wellington campus lease ends April 30 and will not be renewed. 


“The reason that we’re ending our lease agreement is that it’s basically a business decision. Mostly students preferred to have their coursework here on the main campus where we have extensive resources,” Peeling said.  “Also our lease contract there wasn’t favorable.”


PBA’s Wellington campus, previously located on 1047 State Road 7, focused on bachelor's degrees in Organizational Management and master’s degrees in Leadership for adult learners. A majority of these classes started in the evening so students could work during the day. 


Palm Beach Atlantic University originally offered Wellington classes in 1992 and moved to the location in Wellington Reserve, which is the lease that has ended.


“During that time,1398 students have taken at least one class with Palm Beach Atlantic University.” Peeling said.


Even though classes will no longer be offered in Wellington, these degrees are still offered at PBA’s West Palm Beach and Orlando campuses. 


With one less building PBA has to pay for, The Beacon asked Peeling where the extra money would be spent.


“It’s going to go back into the budget,” she said. 


Peeling said there are no plans for PBA to open another campus at this time.


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