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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
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.
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference

Polk State College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

PSC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$9,483/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,382/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
74%

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.160 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.156 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.157 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
13
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
7
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    27%
  • On Campus
    55%
  • Online
    18%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,675Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,916
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Multi-generational
    60%
  • Outgoing
    20%
  • Stressed
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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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.
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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.