Tuition & Fees

$3,717

$14,091

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
36%
400-499
54%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
36%
400-499
34%
300-399
24%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
38%
400-499
52%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
5%
24-29
16%
18-23
79%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
7%
18-23
45%
12-17
48%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
10%
18-23
77%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1
26

teacher

students

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Admissions Data Not Reported

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Public

10,657

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Management
  2. Nursing
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 5548
ACT 757

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School Facts

Polk State College (formerly Polk Junior College and Polk Community College), founded in 1964, is a public college. Its 98-acre main campus is located in Winter Haven. Branch campus located in Lakeland; one center in Winter Haven, one center in Lakeland, one center in Bartow, and two centers in Lake Wales.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 10,657
Established in 1964
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Winter Haven, FL

98-acre campus in Winter Haven (population: 35,531), within 60 miles of Orlando and Tampa. Public transportation serves campus.

Polk State College
999 Avenue H, NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299

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Campus Life

yes
Students may have cars on campus

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
36%
400-499
54%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
36%
400-499
34%
300-399
24%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
38%
400-499
52%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
5%
24-29
16%
18-23
79%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
7%
18-23
45%
12-17
48%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
10%
18-23
77%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Kathy Bucklew
Director of Student Enrollment Services
P: 863 297-1000
F: 863 297-1023
studentservices@polk.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $3,717
Total $3,717
Average Financial Aid - $2,269
Total with Avg. Aid $1,448

Financial Aid

16%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$2,269

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $9,185,812
State $349,473
Institutional
Other external
Total $9,535,285

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $320,069
Institutional $4,812
Other external $0
Total $324,881

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
soccer
softball
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NJCAA, FCCAA (Suncoast)
Mascot
Eagle
School colors
black and red
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting Technology
Aerospace Administration
Aerospace Sciences/Concentrations
Business Administration
Business Administration/Entrepreneurship
Business Administration/Healthcare Administration
Business Administration/Insurance
Business Administration/Management
Business Administration/Marketing
Business Information Technology
Business Operational Management
Cardiovascular Technology
Computer Systems/Business Analysis
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Digital Media Technology/Graphic Design
Digital Media Technology/Video Production
Digital Media/Web Production
Early Childhood Education/Management
Electrical Distribution Technology
Emergency Medical Services
Engineering Technology/Concentrations
Fire Science Technology
Healthcare Administration
Network Systems Technology/Concentrations
Nursing
Nursing Transition
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant
Professional Pilot
Professional Pilot Science
Public Administration
Public Safety Administration
R.N. to B.S.N.
Radiography
Respiratory Care
Supervision/Management/Concentrations
Supply Chain Management
Web Design/Concentrations
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Undergraduate

100%

10,657
students

Female
63%
6,685

Male
37%
3,972

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

30%

3,269
students

Female
60%
1,940

Male
40%
1,329

undergraduatePart-time

70%

7,388
students

Female
65%
4,745

Male
35%
2,643

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

trimester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

trimester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Haiti
Jamaica
The Bahamas
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Mary Westgate
Coordinator, Student Services
863 292-3758
mwestgate@polk.edu

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