About Polk State
Polk State College has been thriving in Central Florida since 1964 and since being found it has become one of the fastest growing colleges in the state. Polk currently serves nearly 20,000 students in over 160 academic programs, including associates’ s and bachelor’s degrees, as well as certificates and other non-degree options which will prepare you for success in the “the real world”.
No matter what you’re into – health science, business, engineering, information technology, education, public safety, fine arts – we’re in to it too!
Polk County is located in the middle of the Sunshine State,
midway between Tampa and Orlando, along Florida’s High Tech
Corridor. The College maintains campuses in Winter Haven and
Lakeland, as well as centers at Airside (Lakeland) and Lake Wales.
Its Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center will open in Bartow in
2013, and a facility in Haines City is anticipated.
The College boasts excellent academic programs, outstanding intercollegiate athletics, stellar cultural and arts programs, thriving campus life, and an impressive array of distinguished alumni. We make a difference in the lives of our students, and they make a difference in their communities.
Our grads are managing corporations, nonprofits and cities. They’re teaching our children and nursing the sick. They’re patrolling our streets and pioneering new technologies. They’re making laws and making music.
They’re changing the world, right here in Polk County and – literally – around the globe.