PSC Description

User-friendly, diverse, and convenient are just a few ways to describe Polk Community College. Polk Community College's offerings meet you where you are and take you where you want to go.

Located in Winter Haven, Florida, Polk Community College is probably best known for its Education Preparation Institute, a unique teacher-certification program.

Polk Community College academics are diverse and offer a variety of options. The largest of its kind in the state of Florida, the Education Preparation Institute (EPI) is for those who already have bachelor's degrees in arts fields other than education. The Polk State College EPI is considered an accelerated program and offers training towards teacher certification in a condensed amount of time.

Polk State College also offers certification to become a correctional officer, as well as many science-oriented certificates and two-year and four-year degrees.

Always friendly to its diverse student body, Polk offers different options for pursuing whichever degree you choose. The Honors program, for example, is a rigorous educational pathway for those wanting to transfer to competitive universities.

Structured around the schedules of working individuals, EPI classes are conducted mostly online. In-person classes meet only twice per month.

There are also distance-learning options for those with hectic schedules or those living outside of Winter Haven. These include both online classes and hybrid options which combine online and face-to-face learning.

The dual enrollment program allows those still in high school to begin their college study early.

Polk State College's student services also strive to meet each student's needs in their hectic college life. In addition to conventional career services and learning resources, Polk State offers the Educational Talent Search. This provides supplementary support to those from disadvantaged backgrounds wishing to pursue careers or to transfer to a four-year university.

Polk Community College financial aid packages include scholarships, loans and work-study, available to applicants who qualify for tuition assistance.

Quick Facts about Polk Community College

Region

Southeast

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

Nickname

PCC

Website

www.polk.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$3,439

Out-of-State Tuition

$13,359

Enrollment

8,478

Year Established

1964

PSC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

5 star
  1 review
4 star
 
3 star
  1 review
2 star
 
1 star
 

50% of students gave Polk Community College 5 stars overall.

Former Student - Last Attended 2010

Overall Rating:
3

Detailed Ratings

Don't expect to get any guidance from admissions. In class it seems there is no time to teach and learn. The material that must be covered is put out there and you either get it or you don't. I really liked my math professors except one and ended up dropping the class.

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

I'm not a student at this school ,but I need to attent this school,due to the fact that I just finish my bachelor degree in criminal justice ,but for me to becamoe a police officer in Winter Haven Polk county Florida I need to be certify,can you help me with that please.

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PSC Students

Total Students
8,478

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
0%
Part-Time
100%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
17%
Asian
2%
Caucasian
63%
Latino
12%
Other
6%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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