Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC
- Campus FoodNG
- Student LifeC+
Polk is a public college located in Winter Haven, Florida. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,675 undergraduate students. The Polk acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Child Care Provider. Graduating 28% of students, Polk alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,900.
Polk State College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.160 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.156 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.157 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,286 Graduates
Child Care Provider297 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration109 Graduates
Police and Criminal Science79 Graduates
Network, Database, and System Administration67 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)65 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies47 Graduates
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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Polk State College Reviews
I love Polk State College! The campus is easy to navigate, the professors are very personable and helpful, and the students are friendly. The tuition is very reasonable and and their very good at helping you find funding resources. I especially love that its close to home.This is my second time attending Polk State College and both of my experiences have been good. They have tons of activities from fall festivals to Halloween parties. The sporting events are a lot of fun to attend and the food is really good. Everyone in the bookstore is very knowledgeable and answers your questions without making you feel silly for asking them.
I enjoy being a Polk State College students, the campus is well kept and very nice! They have a lot of study rooms and study equipment! The library in both the Lakeland and winter haven campus are some of the best study spots! All the instructors I've had are extremely knowledgeable and helpful! They want to see you succeed! Even during the COVID-19 pandemic they were sure that the students had what they needed to be available to take exams and complete their classes.
I love it here! The music department is great and Manzi is so nice! Everybody loves her! There is a particular professor here that outshines every other educator. This professor is Prof. Pringle-Brown, even if she's not your professor, she will help you in any way she can and genuinely cares for all the students at Polk State College. I used to be upset that I was going to a community college but after attending Polk State College and seeing old friends drop out of top-notch colleges, I am so glad I was able to experience the culture that Polk State College offers.