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Polk State College

Winter Haven, FL 4-Year Public
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About Polk State College

Polk State College Overview

Polk State College is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Winter Haven, Florida. Polk State College was founded in 1964 and currently enrolls around 9,961 students per year year, which includes 9,961 undergraduates. Polk State College offers housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at Polk State College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Polk State College's theater groups.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Polk State College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Polk State College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Polk State College on the Student Life page.

2022 Polk State College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $3,716
Out-of-State $14,091

Is Polk State College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better idea of what Polk State College offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Polk State College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 62% of students who start at Polk State College come back for their second year of college. Polk State College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 28%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Polk State College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Polk State College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Polk State College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Polk State College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

For more information about Polk State College's endowment, check with the school directly. For each full-time student, Polk State College spends about $3,141 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Polk State College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Polk State College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Polk State College.

Based on this information, is Polk State College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Polk State College a good school for you?

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Where is Polk State College Located?

Polk State College is located in the suburban setting of Winter Haven, Florida, less than an hour from Orlando and Tampa.

If you would like to see Polk State College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 17 to Winter Haven, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Orlando International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Polk State College and Winter Haven are like without leaving home.

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College Info

999 Avenue H, NE Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299

Campus Setting: Suburban

Polk State College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Polk State College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Polk State College is Continuous processing.

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Polk State College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Polk State College is like? There are approximately 9,961 students enrolled at Polk State College. 26% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from FL and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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