Polk Community College (PSC)

Winter Haven, FL

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Polk Community College Student Essentials

Polk Community College Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
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

About PSC

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.

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PSC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

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

Student Ratings

Former Student - Last Attended 2010

Overall Rating

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

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.


PSC Map & Location

Polk Community College
999 Avenue H, NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881


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Getting Around PSC

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Winter Haven, FL

Winter
Dec
74
54
Jan
73
51
Feb
76
54
Spring
Mar
79
58
Apr
84
62
May
89
68
Summer
Jun
92
73
Jul
92
74
Aug
93
75
Fall
Sep
90
73
Oct
86
67
Nov
79
60

PSC Students

Total Students 8,478

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 13%
  • African American: 18%
  • Caucasian: 63%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 13%
African American 18%
Caucasian 63%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 0%
Part-Time 100%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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