Polk Community College: Narrative Description

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999 Ave. H, NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299
Tel: (863)297-1000; (863)297-1000
Admissions: (863)297-1010
Fax: (863)297-1060
Web Site: http://www.polk.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 98-acre suburban campus with easy access to Orlando and Tampa. Endowment: $5.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2482 per student. Total enrollment: 7,047. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,080 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,987 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 5,060 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 73 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 14% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 38% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters 16-16-6-6. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Placement: CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1755 full-time, $58.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6541 full-time, $218.04 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $255 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Polk Community College Library with 181,000 books, 40,208 microform titles, 325 serials, 4,527 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.8 million. 171 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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