Polk County Community Colleges

In Polk County, Florida, you can find 2 community colleges serving 11,830 students.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is less than the state average of 40:1.

Polk County Community Colleges

  • College Location Students
  • LakelandEverest University-Lakeland
    Private for-profit
    995 E Memorial Blvd Suite110
    LakelandFL33801
    (863)686-1444
    520 students
  • Winter HavenPolk State College
    Public
    999 Avenue H NE
    Winter HavenFL33881
    (863)297-1000
    11,310 students
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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,118 per year for in-state students and $9,593 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,685 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Sanford-Brown Institute-Tampa. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.