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 Polk State College

Polk State College - Winter Haven, FL

999 Avenue H NE, Winter Haven, Florida 33881-4299

General information:(863)297-1000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:No
Student population:11,529( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Large
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,585 $2,789 $3,114 -10%
Out-of-state $9,596 $10,444 $11,677 -11%
Books and supplies $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,800 $6,800 $8,339 -23%
Other $3,000 $3,000 $3,696 -23%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,500 $4,500 $6,855 -34%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $4,585 $4,789 $5,114 -20%
Off Campus $14,385 $14,589 $17,149 -18%
Off Campus with Family $9,085 $9,289 $11,969 -18%
On Campus $11,596 $12,444 $13,677 -8%
Off Campus $21,396 $22,244 $25,712 -12%
Off Campus with Family $16,096 $16,944 $20,532 -20%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,373
In-state fees $741
Out-of-state tuition $9,509
Out-of-state fees $2,168
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 815 68% --
Grant or scholarship aid 813 68% $3,590,983 $4,417
Federal grants 584 49% $2,741,668 $4,695
Pell grants 584 49% $2,730,068 $4,675
Other federal grants 11 1% $11,600 $1,055
State/local government grant or scholarships 371 31% $641,711 $1,730
Institutional grants or scholarships 93 8% $207,604 $2,232
Student loan aid 7 1% $19,407 $2,772
Federal student loans 7 1% $19,407 $2,772
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,537 43% $17,032,821 $3,754
Pell grants 3,726 35% $14,356,024 $3,853
Federal student loans 234 2% $1,063,836 $4,546


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $6,518 $5,821 $5,967
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $4,768 $4,874 $4,931
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,869 $6,194 $6,282
$48,001 - $75,000 $7,152 $6,983 $8,059
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable $4,817 Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable $3,834 $4,347

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 11,529
Undergraduate enrollment 11,529
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 224
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 49 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IMenWomen
Baseball 24-
Basketball 13-
Soccer -22
Softball -16
Volleyball -13


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1967 Accredited


American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

03/01/2000 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

05/01/1996 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

06/01/1985 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1985 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations20 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 001
Motor vehicle theft 001
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate15.1%
Number in default22
Number in repayment145

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00151400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Bachelor's degree
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping30--
Business Administration and Management, General14---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other---22
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary215--
Finance, General0---
Operations Management and Supervision0---
Transportation/Mobility Management0---
Category total1915-22
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming, Specific Applications13---
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst-0--
Category total130--
Education Colleges
Education, Other-169--
Category total-169--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology113--
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician1---
Engineering Technology, General1---
Category total133--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant-44--
Child Care and Support Services Management20---
Category total2044--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist9---
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician10---
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)78814-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician11-34-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist23---
Occupational Therapist Assistant13---
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant10---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse145---
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist10---
Category total2388848-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration15---
Criminal Justice/Police Science-95--
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician3---
Category total18169--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies958---
Category total958---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Cinematography and Film/Video Production8---
Category total8---
Grand total12874884822