Polk State College

Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Polk State College is one of the forty public 4-year colleges in Florida. The campus is located in an urban area, in Winter Haven.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 10,659 students attend the school. Every year 28% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Polk State College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,483, and fees were $883. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,933 and $2,339 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students10,659
Student to Faculty Ratio25:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 27 88
Bachelor's degree 6 67
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1967 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1985 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/2012 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$112/credit
In State Students$112/credit
Out of State Students$409/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,040 $5,040 $18,405
ADN 70 $7,840 $7,840 $28,630
BSN 125 $14,000 $14,000 $51,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 67% of Polk State College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 56% $4,385
Other Federal Grant 6% $580
State Grant & Scholarships 14% $1,121
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 7% $1,601
Federal Student Loans 9% $4,250
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$7,630
$30,001 to $48,000$8,755
$48,001 to $75,000$9,865
$75,001 to $110,000$11,194
Over $110,000$12,331

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.
Polk State College
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881

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