About Polk State

Polk State College Winter Haven Campus. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)


Polk State College has been thriving since it was founded in 1964 and has become one of the fastest growing colleges in the state.

Polk State currently serves nearly 20,000 students in over 160 academic programs, including associate's and bachelor’s degrees, as well as certificates and other non-degree options designed to prepare students for success. 

No matter what you’re into – health science, business, engineering, information technology, education, public safety, fine arts – we’re into 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 in Bartow, Lakeland, and Lake Wales. 

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.

Oct 27
Men's Basketball 6:00 PM
Polk State College
Red Night Madness scrimmage/pep rally Winter Haven, FL
Oct 28
Baseball TBA
at FCSAA Sophomore All-Stars
Joker Marchant Stadium. Lakeland, FL
Nov 02
Men's Basketball 7:30 PM
Advance Prep Academy
Booster Club Tailgate Event Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 06
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Victory Rock Prep
Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 10
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
at Eastern Florida State College
Melbourne, Fla.
Nov 16
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
at Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Nov 17
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
at Palm Beach State College
Lake Worth, Fla.
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota 24-6 44-14-1
Hillsborough Community College 20-10 32-25
Polk State College 16-14 29-23
South Florida State College 13-16-1 27-27-1
Florida Southwestern 12-20 27-29
St. Petersburg College 6-23-1 18-34-1

Polk State College is committed to equal access/equal opportunity in its programs, activities, and employment. For additional information, visit polk.edu/equity<http://www.polk.edu/equity-diversity/>.