Florida Polytechnic University

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School Overview

The Florida Polytechnic University (FPU) is a public four-year university located in Lakeland, Florida. It belongs to the State University System of Florida (SUS or SUSF), a system of 12 public universities, and is the only polytechnic university within the system. It was originally founded in 1988 as the University of South Florida Polytechnic, a branch campus of University of South Florida, but was converted into Florida Polytechnic University in 2012 when it was admitted to SUS.

General Information

4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805-8531

Main Number:(863) 667-7000
Web Address:www.floridapolytechnic.org
Type of Institution:Public, 4-year or above
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
On-campus housing:No
Student Population:1,669 (1,307 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:48 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $8,528
In-state Student Fees $10
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $18,369
Out-of-state Student Fees $10


All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 254 78
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 50
Accounting 3
Business Administration and Management, General 21
Business/commerce, General 4
Business/managerial Economics 1
Finance, General 3
Management Information Systems, General 2
Marketing/marketing Management, General 16
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 20
Information Technology 20
Education 71 75
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 3
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 5
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 55
Elementary Education and Teaching 71
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1
Reading Teacher Education 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 1
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 1
History 1
History, General 1
Human Services, General 1
Social Work 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 42
General Studies 42
Library Science 2
Library and Information Science 2
Psychology 31
Psychology, General 31
Social Sciences 37
Criminology 20
Political Science and Government, General 1
Social Sciences, General 16
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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Florida Polytechnic University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(863) 583-9050
Website:floridapolytechnic.org
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:floridapolytechnic.org/admissions/apply-check-status/
Address:4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805-8531
Setting:41
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,315
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:1,315 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$4,940
Out-of-state Tuition:$4,940
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,059

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Florida Polytechnic University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Florida Polytechnic University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services21
Engineering31
Grand total62

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Florida Polytechnic University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Florida Polytechnic University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$4,940
Out-of-state$4,940
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$10,872
Out-of-state$10,872

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid392100%
Grant or scholarship aid392100%$4,059
Student loan aid00%$0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid39244%$9,378
Federal student loans00%$0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Florida Polytechnic University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Florida Polytechnic University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,5311,233298
Percent admitted100%76%62%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%33%16%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Florida Polytechnic University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,315
Undergraduate enrollment1,284
Graduate enrollment31

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Florida Polytechnic University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

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