Top Polk County Community Colleges

  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 2 top community colleges in Polk County, Florida, serving 16,367 students.
  • The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 89% (view national acceptance rates).
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), and the student:teacher ratio is 18:1.

Top Polk County Community Colleges (2018-19)

  • College Location Students
  • Everest University-Lakeland
    Private, for profit
    995 E Memorial Blvd Suite110
    Lakeland FL  33801
    (863)686-1444

    367 students
  • 999 Avenue H NE
    Winter Haven FL  33881
    8632971000

    16,000 students
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