C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Polk State College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Website

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for Polk State College

Cost

Net Price
$9,187/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,687/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,590/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,765/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,366/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,179/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
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.143 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.144 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,606Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After Polk State College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
27%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%

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Polk State College Reviews

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I love that they offer online classes to anyone in the state and out of state. They have great classes and wonderful professors! Their classes, website, and registration is organized and easy to access. Being a Dual Enrolled student at this college is a great experience and I'm glad I started my college education here!
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Although the freedom of classes offered online and the ability to access those courses anytime, anywhere is wonderful, students who are returning from previously withdrawing from other colleges face great difficulty when it comes to financial aid. The professors are wonderful. Unfortunately on multiple occasions, those in the financial aid office have not been clear on answers to questions, or you do not get the same answer from each person you speak with.
For nursing and teaching careers, prospects are excellent! For envirnmental majors (mine) and most other majors, they are non-existent and there are no connections on campus.