Polk State College

999 Avenue H NE, Winter Haven,
FL, 33881-4299
Tel: (863)297-1000
11,310 students
Public institution

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Polk Community College is a quality-driven educational institution providing for the people of Polk County degree, career and lifelong learning programs within an environment of excellence and commitment to student success.
School Highlights:
Polk State College serves 11,310 students (34% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 49%.
Polk State College is one of 2 community colleges within Polk County, FL.
The nearest community college is Everest University-Lakeland (14.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Polk State College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 11,310 teachers has grown by 45% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has increased from 32:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment
11,310 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
3,886 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 7,424 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan -
1%
% Asian 2%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 11%
7%
% Black 13%
12%
% White 73%
66%
% Two or more races 1%
2%
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. 0.44
0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,306 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,212 is more than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,306 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,212 $10,175
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Polk Community College is located in Polk County, Florida. It began classes in 1964. The main campus is located in Winter Haven. In 1988, a second campus was opened in Lakeland. Total enrollment is about 9,000 credit students and 11,000 non-credit students, served by a staff of about 100 full-time faculty members In 1968, PCC opened its Winter Haven campus on a 100-acre site on the shores of Lake Elbert. The original campus consisted of four permanent buildings: Learning Resources (WLR), Science (WSC) Multi-Services (WMS), a shower/locker room and six portables. In 1969, a snack bar was opened. It eventually was expanded into the Student Center (WST). Over the years, a Health Center/Gym (WHC), Administration (WAD) and Fine Arts (WFA) buildings have been added. In 1999, the eighth building on the Winter Haven campus opened. It is a 6,000 square foot Rehabilitative Health building, which houses the Physical Therapist Assistant and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs. PCC's Corporate College is also the ideal setting for working professionals to stay up-to-date in their fields. Another option is our Collegiate High School, which offers qualified high school students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and college degree concurrently. PCC also offers college preparatory courses and comprehensive academic support services and resources, as well as a newly established Honors Program. Polk Community College's Associate in Arts (AA) programs are parallel and equal to those offered in the state university system. Approximately 65% of PCC's graduates earn AA degrees and are guaranteed admission as juniors to Florida's universities and private colleges. The College also has Associate in Science (AS) degrees and Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees leading directly to employment. In addition, several certificate programs and continuing education classes are offered by PCC.

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