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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