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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,933 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
31.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
375 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Polk State College is $2,483, which is $4,508 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $9,933, which is 400% of the cost for in-state students, and is $8,443 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,512.

In 2016, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 13% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Polk State College has a total enrollment of 11,364 students. The full-time enrollment at Polk State College is 3,529 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,835. This means that 31.1% of students enrolled at Polk State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Polk State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.8% White, 21% Hispanic or Latino, 16.1% Black or African American, 2.84% Two or More Races, 2.27% Asian, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.07% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Polk State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (9.9%), followed by White Male (6.65%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.96%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 515 more women than men graduated from Polk State College. The majority of students graduating from Polk State College are White. These 1,178 graduates mean that there were 3.52 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 335 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Polk State College is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 211 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 52 graduates and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 34 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Polk State College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Liberal Arts & Humanities, with 1,055 graduates, followed by Protective Services with 188 graduates and Human Sciences with 58 graduates.


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Polk State College has an endowment valued at nearly $13M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $18,175 (0.14%), compared to the N/A average return ($0 on $8.94M) across all Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Polk State College had a total expenditure of $80.7M. Of that $80.7M, they spent $34M on salaries and $7.61M on benefits.

Polk State College employs 156 No academic ranks, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Polk State College are Female No academic ranks (83), Male No academic ranks (73), and N/A N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Polk State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 104 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 97 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 32 employees.



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