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
4%
600-699
8%
500-599
42%
400-499
46%
30-36
7%
24-29
31%
18-23
62%
30-36
2%
24-29
11%
18-23
34%
12-17
53%
30-36
6%
24-29
21%
18-23
56%
12-17
17%
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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

1

teacher

24

students

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Admissions Data Not Reported

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Public

10,591

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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Location

School Facts

Polk State 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, two centers in Lakeland, one center in Bartow, and one center in Lake Wales.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 10,591
Established in 1964
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Winter Haven, FL

98-acre campus in Winter Haven (population: 41,280), within 60 miles of Orlando and Tampa. Public transportation serves campus.

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

Campus Life

yes
Students may have cars on campus
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
8%
500-599
42%
400-499
46%
30-36
7%
24-29
31%
18-23
62%
30-36
2%
24-29
11%
18-23
34%
12-17
53%
30-36
6%
24-29
21%
18-23
56%
12-17
17%

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

Financial Aid

49%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$6,859

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $3,717
Total $3,717
Average Financial Aid - $6,859
Total with Avg. Aid $-3,142

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $10,559,609
State $1,502,207
Institutional $1,354,079
Other external
Total $13,415,895

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $102,852
Other external
Total $102,852
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
June 30

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 863 297-1004
F: 863 298-6850
financialaid@polk.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Peter Elliott
Vice President of Administration and Chief Financial Officer
pelliott@polk.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
soccer
softball
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Bass Fishing, Bowling, Flag Football, Soccer, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Bing Tyus (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting Technology
Aerospace Administration
Aerospace Sciences/Concentrations
Aviation Maintenance Administration
Business Administration
Business Operational Management
Cardiovascular Technology
Computer Systems/Business Analysis
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Digital Media Technology
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education/Management
Electrical Distribution Technology
Elementary Education
Emergency Medical Services
Engineering Technology/Concentrations
Fire Science Technology
Network Systems Engineering Technology
Nursing
Nursing Transition
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant
Professional Pilot Science
R.N. to B.S.N.
Radiography
Respiratory Care
Supervision/Management/Concentrations
Supply Chain Management
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Management
  2. Nursing
  3. Criminal Justice

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Honors program
  • Internships

10,591

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

10,591
students

Female
65%
6,905

Male
35%
3,686

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

34%

3,675
students

Female
63%
2,300

Male
37%
1,375

66%

6,916
students

Female
67%
4,605

Male
33%
2,311

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Hispanic/Latino
38%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
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

  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Countries most often represented Cayman Islands
China
Germany
Mexico
Nigeria
The Bahamas
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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