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Polk State College

Polk State College, formerly Polk Community College and often referred to as "Polk State", is a public, four-year college in Winter Haven, Florida that belongs to the 28 member Florida College System. Polk State offers two-year associates degrees and four-year bachelor's degrees and has a second campus location in the nearby city of Lakeland. With nearly 20,000 students (10,000 degree seeking and 9,000 non-degree seeking), Polk State is one of Florida's largest higher education institutions. Of Polk's degree seeking students, a little over half attend the Lakeland campus and the rest attend the Winter Haven campus. The Lakeland campus also serves as the campus for Collegiate High School and the Winter Haven campus serves as the campus for Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School. Polk State College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

General Information

Admission Office
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299
(863) 297-1010
Fax: (863) 297-1060
studentservices@polk.edu
Contact: Kathy Bucklew
Registrar
Main Address
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299
(863) 297-1010
www.polk.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 9,437
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,479
Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,968

Setting
Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 - 49,999)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
Associate

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $20
Online application fee: $20
Admissions Policies/Requirements
Limited access to nursing, radiology, physical therapy assistant, occupational therapy assistant, repiratory therapy, paramedic programs, cardiovascular tech, medical sonography.

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $2,099 $2,235 $2,585 $2,789 +7.89%
Books and Supplies $1,700 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $3,799 $4,235 $4,585 $4,789 +4.45%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 567 57%
Grant or scholarship aid 566 56% $1,911,170 $3,377
• Federal grants 304 30% $1,130,484 $3,719
• Pell grants 304 30% $1,118,084 $3,678
• Other federal grants 9 1% $12,400 $1,378
Local and state government scholarships or grants 355 35% $654,622 $1,844
Institutional scholarships or grants 71 7% $126,064 $1,776
Student loan financial aid 4 0% $11,850 $2,963
• Federal student loans 4 0% $11,850 $2,963
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs - - - 1213 506
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services - - - 25 13
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping - - - 4 -
Business Administration and Management, General - - - 15 -
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other - - - - -
Executive Assistant/executive Secretary - - - 5 13
Finance, General - - - 1 -
Management Information Systems and Services, Other - - - - -
Operations Management and Supervision - - - - -
Transportation/mobility Management - - - - -
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services - - - 4 -
Computer Programming, Specific Applications - - - 4 -
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst - - - - -
Education - - - - 197
Education, Other - - - - 197
Engineering Technology, General - - - 17 6
Computer Technology/computer Systems Technology - - - 17 6
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician - - - - -
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General - - - 228 128
Cardiovascular Technology/technologist - - - 8 -
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician - - - 12 -
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) - - - 10 106
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician - - - 5 22
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist - - - 19 -
Occupational Therapist Assistant - - - 10 -
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant - - - 18 -
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse - - - 138 -
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist - - - 8 -
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services - - - 29 162
Corrections - - - - 41
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration - - - 26 -
Criminal Justice/police Science - - - - 121
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician - - - 3 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities - - - 887 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies - - - 887 -
Visual and Performing Arts - - - 2 -
Cinematography and Film/video Production - - - 2 -
Work and Family Studies - - - 21 -
Child Care and Support Services Management - - - 21 -
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Film Production/Cinematography A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Banking/Financial Services A
Business Administration/Management A
Marketing Management A
Office Clerical Services A
Office Management A

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Graphics A
Computer Programming - General A
Computer/Information Sciences - General A
Information Sciences/Systems A

Construction Trades
Power/Electric Transmission A

Education
Education - General A

Engineering Technologies
Electrical Engineering Technologies A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Cardiovascular Technology A
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Records Administration A
Medical Records Technology A
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Respiratory Therapy A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Computer Installation/Repair A

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Science/Firefighting A
Police Science A,C

Transportation & Materials Moving
Supply Chain Management A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.
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