Polk State College

Public, Four-years School Located in Winter Haven, FL

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How much is the Polk State tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Polk State's tuition & fees is $3,366 for Florida residents and $12,271 for out-of-state students based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $17,401 for Florida residents and $26,306 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Polk State Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Florida Residents Tuition & Fees$3,366
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$12,271
Books & Supplies Costs$2,000
Off-campus Room & Board$8,339
Off-campus Expenses$3,696
2023-2024 Estimates
Florida Residents Tuition & Fees$3,366
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$12,271

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Polk State for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $49,084 at Polk State. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $49,076. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $40,468.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$12,271$12,269$10,117
Sophomore (2024-25)$12,271$12,269$10,117
Junior (2025-26)$12,271$12,269$10,117
Senior (2026-27)$12,271$12,269$10,117
4 Years Total$49,084$49,076$40,468
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$12,271$12,269$10,117
Sophomore (2025-26)$12,271$12,269$10,117
Junior (2026-27)$12,271$12,269$10,117
Senior (2027-28)$12,271$12,269$10,117
4 Years Total$49,084$49,076$40,468
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$12,271$12,269$10,117
Sophomore (2026-27)$12,271$12,269$10,117
Junior (2027-28)$12,271$12,269$10,117
Senior (2028-29)$12,271$12,269$10,117
4 Years Total$49,084$49,076$40,468
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$12,271$12,269$10,117
Sophomore (2027-28)$12,271$12,269$10,117
Junior (2028-29)$12,271$12,269$10,117
Senior (2029-30)$12,271$12,269$10,117
4 Years Total$49,084$49,076$40,468
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$12,271$12,269$10,117
Sophomore (2028-29)$12,271$12,269$10,117
Junior (2029-30)$12,271$12,269$10,117
Senior (2030-31)$12,271$12,269$10,117
4 Years Total$49,084$49,076$40,468

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Polk State' tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Florida, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $9,086.
In-StateOut-of-State
Polk State College$3,366$12,271
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Florida Four-years Colleges$16,838
Public Schools$4,270$9,086
Private Schools$18,848

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Polk State and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Polk State CollegeWinter Haven, FL$3,366$12,271
Eastern Florida State CollegeMelbourne, FL$2,791$10,976
College of Central FloridaOcala, FL$2,710$10,517
Chipola CollegeMarianna, FL$3,120$8,950
Daytona State CollegeDaytona Beach, FL$3,106$11,994
Florida SouthWestern State CollegeFort Myers, FL$3,401$12,979
Florida State College at JacksonvilleJacksonville, FL$2,657$9,631
Florida CollegeTemple Terrace, FL$17,142$18,060
Indian River State CollegeFort Pierce, FL$2,764$10,201
Florida Gateway CollegeLake City, FL$3,100$11,747
State College of Florida-Manatee-SarasotaBradenton, FL$3,074$11,595

Financial Aid and COA

At Polk State College, 4,453 students (49%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $2,152.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Polk State is $24,154 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 520 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $3,168 and the average amount of student loans is $2,999.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Florida ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$17,401$26,306
Tuition & Fees$3,366$12,271
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,035$14,035
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$15,249$24,154
Average Financial Aid$2,152$2,152
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,45349%$2,152
Pell Grants3,02433%$2,013
Federal Student Loan6968%$3,572
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid52075%-
Grants or Scholarships49471%$3,168
Federal Grants45666%$2,811
Pell Grants35051%$2,749
Other Federal Grants17726%$1,806
State/Local Grants22232%$1,084
Institutional Grants497%$871
Student Loan Aid477%$2,999
Federal Student Loans477%$2,999
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level349349$3,723
0-30,000179179$4,305
30,001-48,0009090$3,342
48,001-75,0006565$2,743
75,001-110,00099$3,276
110,001 or more66$3,397

Student Population

Polk State College has a total of 8,180 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 3,111 male students and 5,933 female students attending Polk State. The school offers online degree programs and 3,334 students enrolled online exclusively (40.76% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate9,044 3,1115,933

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address999 Avenue H NE, Winter Haven, FL
Phone863-297-1000
WEBwww.polk.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered61 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population8,180
Graduation Rate33%
Transfer-out Rate14%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate20 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties152 (Full-time), 217 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs487 (Full-time), 444 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$58,134
Average Staff Salary$50,438