Polk State College


Welcome to Polk State College

Polk State College, established in 1964, is a multi-campus institution serving over 20,000 students with Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, as well as a wide range of certificate and workforce training options. The College also operates three charter high schools. Polk State’s advantages include small class sizes; hands-on learning; dedicated faculty; day and night classes; online options; affordable tuition; excellent financial aid; a diverse community and vibrant student life, including fine arts opportunities, clubs, and intercollegiate athletics. We are the perfect place to soar. We are Polk.

Polk State College Mission

Polk State College, a quality driven institution, transforms lives through the power of education by providing access to affordable associate and baccalaureate degrees, career certificates and workforce employment programs, delivered by diverse, qualified faculty and staff.

Polk State College Vision

Promote excellence and student success through innovation, value, and engagement.

Polk State College Core Values

  • Service
  • Integrity
  • Knowledge
  • Diversity
  • Leadership

Admission & Aid

Polk State College maintains an "Open-Door" policy and may admit any high school graduate with a qualifying diploma or GED certificate holder. Students may enter Polk State during any term, and the College also offers a variety of innovative, flexible alternatives to traditional scheduling, including online, weekend, accelerated, shift-friendly and mini-semester options. We offer students a variety of options for financing and paying for college including grants, loans, and scholarships.



Polk State College - Lakeland Campus

3425 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL 33803
33803 Lakeland, Florida, USA
+1 863-297-1000