Polk State College in Winter Haven

Winter Haven, FL

Polk State College offers 153-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 23:1. 2 high safety сampuses. 36.6% are women, and 63.4% are men. 1% percents of international students. Polk State College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Polk State College is 9216$, that is at the level of national average. 29% of full-time Polk State College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $31,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Polk State College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$9,216
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Polk State College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,687
$30,001 - $48,000$9,590
$48,001 - $75,000$10,765
$75,001 - $110,000$12,366
$110,001+$11,179

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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7%

Types of financial aids

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5659 of Polk State College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 51 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Polk State College number 45 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Florida.

Students at Polk State College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
99.25%
$4,795
$30,001 - $48,000
99.02%
$4,415
$48,001 - $75,000
87.5%
$2,717
$75,001 - $110,000
38.89%
$927
$110,001+
0%
$0

Salary After Attending

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$31,100

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Polk State College.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate

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29%
BELOW AVERAGE

Polk State College graduation rate is below the national average.

29% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Polk State College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Polk State College is 23:1, that means that for every 23 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

23:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

121
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1%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Polk State College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Polk State College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Florida.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Winter Haven Campus

The campus located by 999 Ave. H Ne address in Winter Haven, Florida.

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Winter Haven Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Polk State College with 0.03% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Winter Haven Campus are burglary and motor vehicle theft.

The percentage of crimes on Lakeland Campus

The campus located by 3425 Winter Lake Road address in Lakeland, Florida.

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Lakeland Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Polk State College with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Lakeland Campus are forcible sex offense and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Polk State College offers 153 programs in total: 81 are for Associate's degree, 54 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 12 - for Bachelor's degree, and 6 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 414 universities in Florida state. Polk State College is one of the few institutions in Florida that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Florida state average data to help you compare.

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Polk State College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 7578 students with 301366 both contact and credit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Location & Website

Address: 999 Avenue H NE

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Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8632971000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: polk.edu

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