Polk State College Overview
Polk State College is a public institution situated in Winter Haven, Florida. The city atmosphere of Winter Haven makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Polk State College Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Polk State.
- In 2017-2018, 38% of the faculty were full-time.
Polk State College Rankings
Polk State is ranked #20 out of 126 schools in Florida.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Polk State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Polk State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Polk State has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Polk State College?
Contact details for Polk State are given below.
|Address:||999 Avenue H Ne, Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299|
How Do I Get Into Polk State?
You can apply to Polk State online at: https://passport.polk.edu/Genesis/student/applogon.jsp
Can I Afford Polk State College?
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Polk State, approximately 9% of students took out student loans averaging $4,085 a year. That adds up to $16,340 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Polk State is 10.1%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Polk State College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 3,866 full-time undergraduates at Polk State, 37% are male and 63% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Polk State College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||591|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,041|
Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Polk State College. At this time, 9 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 23 countries are represented at Polk State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Jamaica, and Vietnam.
Online Learning at Polk State College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Polk State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 23rd most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Polk State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Polk State College was 9.9%. This is the #1,342 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Polk State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Polk State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Mechanic & Repair Technologies||75%|
|Transportation & Materials Moving||16%|
|Vehicle Maintenance & Repair||75%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Polk State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Polk State.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#212|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#242|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#243|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#243|
|Business Administration & Management||#444|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Polk State College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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