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Commuter Students

If you live in Pensacola, Florida, and want to further your education while strengthening your relationship with Christ, the commuter student program at PCC may be a great option for you! Students who live nearby can enjoy a flexible schedule and save money without sacrificing the on-campus experience by commuting to classes.

No matter your major, you can count on caring, experienced faculty to lead you through programs designed to prepare you for life after school.

Get more information about becoming a commuter student!

Affordable in-person learning

Save Money

by eliminating the housing expenses of room and board.

Create a flexible schedule

by splitting your time at work, school, and home.

Stay close to home

by earning your degree without relocating.

Why choose PCC


for your career

PCC offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in 59 areas of study, including accounting, nursing, and pre-law. Quality academics with experienced and credentialed professors yield degree programs that inspire, challenge, and prepare you for your calling.


your faith

PCC is a Christian liberal arts institution that encourages students to think and act like Christians. Each course is taught with an awareness of how it fits into a biblical worldview. The balance of Christian commitment and academic rigor is central to PCC’s identity and purpose.


your calling

Alumni work at NASA, Microsoft, Boeing, Answers in Genesis, Congress, in full-time ministry, and countless other places. Whether it’s your dream to make a medical discovery, become a pastor, or create beautiful art, your classes will all be built on a biblical foundation.


All PCC students are required to attend Sunday and mid week church services. If you are a permanent resident of Pensacola and established in an approved home church, you may continue to attend.

Other on-campus participation requirements are largely determined by each student’s specific course load and area of study. Some examples include Opening Convocation, Chapel, Fine Arts Series, Sunday Reflections, Recitals/Forums, Bible Conference, Student Body Meetings. More details are available in the Student Handbook.

As a commuter student, you will be expected to follow the guidelines in the Student Handbook.

Yes, students who live off campus are eligible for the Work Assistance Program.

Commuter students are welcome to eat in the Four Winds, Varsity, or Grab N Go with a 5-meal pass purchased from the Business Office for $520 per semester. Students can split the $520 into four installments when signing up for the meal pass. This pass can be used for any meal through the week with the following guidelines:

  • 5 scans per week maximum
  • 3 scans per day maximum
  • 1 scan per meal maximum

If you bring lunch from home, you are welcome to eat in the Commons.

No, international town students do not pay travel funds.

Yes, commuter students can park on campus, but you will need to register your vehicle and obtain a parking permit from Security.

No. Commuter students, formerly called town students, live in the Pensacola area and commute to campus for classes.

Any student is eligible to live with their parents, grandparents, or a married aunt and uncle who are permanent residents of Pensacola. If you are under 23, parental permission must be obtained in writing to live with your grandparents or married aunt and uncle, and the Student Life Office will also need to approve the arrangements. Students 23 and older may also be approved to live off campus alone or with others of the same gender. Due to limited housing, married students live off campus and commute.

On average, more than 200 students commute to PCC every year.

What are you waiting for?

Are you ready to take the next step toward building your future and a deeper connection with Christ? Submit your application or schedule a tour of our campus to get started.

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