About Polk State College

may 2019 polk state graduation

2023 Report to Community

Polk State College, established in 1964, is a multi-campus institution serving over 20,000 students with Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Associate in Arts, and Associate in Science degrees, as well as a wide range of certificate and workforce training options. The College also operates three charter high schools.

Polk State’s advantages include small class sizes; hands-on learning; dedicated faculty; day and night classes; online options; affordable tuition; excellent financial aid; a diverse community and vibrant student life, including fine arts opportunities, clubs, and intercollegiate athletics.

We are the perfect place to soar. We are Polk.

Polk State College Mission

Polk State College is a quality higher education institution that provides Polk County and beyond with access to affordable associate and baccalaureate degree programs, career certificates, and workforce employment programs that are delivered to students through various modalities and innovative technologies.

Polk State College Vision

Polk State College is the leading choice for higher education in Polk County.

Polk State College Core Values

  • Adaptability
  • Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Knowledge
  • Leadership and Innovation
  • Quality
  • Respect
  • Service

Approved by the District Board of Trustees on April 24, 2023.