Polk State College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,483

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$8,512

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

16.1%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

11,364

31.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

31.8%

375 Graduates

About

Polk State College is a higher education institution located in Polk County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Polk State College were Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (211 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (52 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (34 degrees).

In 2016, 1,973 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Polk State College. 63.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,178 degrees), 3.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (335 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Polk State College is $2,483, which is $-10,317 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Polk State College is $2,483, which is $-10,317 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

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.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,483

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Polk State College was $2,483. The cost of tuition at Polk State College is $-10,317 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

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Average Net Price

$8,512

2016 Value

4.52%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Polk State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,512. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Polk State College grew by 4.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,339

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Polk State College was of $8,339 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

13%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Polk State College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 9.8% with respect to 2015, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

16.1%

2015 Default Rate

178

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Polk State College was 16.1%, which represents 178 out of the 1105 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Polk State College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 11,364 students enrolled at Polk State College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Polk State College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Polk State College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Polk State College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

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, 0.202% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0704% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Polk State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31.9%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Polk State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,364 students. The full-time enrollment at Polk State College is 3,529 and the part-time enrollment is 7,835. This means that 31.1% of students enrolled at Polk State College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.9% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Polk State College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Polk State College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,003

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,387

  3. Black or African American

    1,826

The enrolled student population at Polk State College is 52.8% White, 21% Hispanic or Latino, 16.1% Black or African American, 2.84% Two or More Races, 2.27% Asian, 0.202% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0704% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 47.2% White, 23.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.6% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 405 students (3.56%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 515 more women than men received degrees from Polk State College. The majority of degree recipients at Polk State College are white (1,178 degrees awarded). There were 3.52 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (335 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Polk State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,055 degrees awarded), Protective Services (188 degrees), and Human Sciences (58 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Polk State College are Accountants & auditors (1,075,406 people), Miscellaneous managers (756,317 people), Financial managers (422,622 people), Chief executives & legislators (317,260 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (301,164 people).

The most specialized majors at Polk State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,055 degrees awarded), Protective Services (188 degrees), Human Sciences (58 degrees), Engineering Technologies (30 degrees), and Business (263 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Polk State College are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Chief executives & legislators, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Polk State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,055 degrees awarded), Protective Services (188 degrees), Human Sciences (58 degrees), Engineering Technologies (30 degrees), and Business (263 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Polk State College are Elementary & secondary schools (610,561 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (545,450 people), Banking & related activities (490,715 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (465,008 people), and Computer Systems Design (439,640 people).

The most specialized majors at Polk State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,055 degrees awarded), Protective Services (188 degrees), Human Sciences (58 degrees), Engineering Technologies (30 degrees), and Business (263 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Polk State College.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Polk State College was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 211 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 729

  2. 1,244

In 2016, 729 degrees were awarded to men at Polk State College, which is 0.586 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,244).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 369 degrees were awarded to men at Polk State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.538 times less than the 686 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 686 degrees were awarded to women at Polk State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.86 times more than the 369 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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100% Completion Time

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150% Completion Time

In N/A, N/A% of students graduating from Polk State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, N/A% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and N/A% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (44.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Polk State College is Male and Asian (44.4% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.13% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,178 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    335 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    262 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Polk State College is white (1,178 degrees awarded). There were 3.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (335 degrees).

3.85% of degree recipients (76 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    729 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    449 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    204 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Polk State College is white female (729 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (449 degrees).

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Operations

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 $18.2k (0.14%), compared to the 0.934% average return ($83.5k on $8.94M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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

Polk State College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Polk State College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Polk State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 111 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 86 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13M

2015 Endowment

0.952%

growth from 2014

Polk State College has an endowment valued at about $13M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Polk State College grew 0.952% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.07M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associates Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.69M - Federal

  2. $5.73M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Polk State College received $2.69M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.73M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$34M

Salary Expenditure

$80.7M

Benefits Expenditure

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

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Polk State College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$34M

2015 Salaries

0.0749%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Polk State College paid a median of $34M in salaries, which represents 42.2% of their overall expenditure ($80.7M) and a 0.0749% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.31% growth from 2013 and a 9.91% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 3.29M (34.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.67M

Instructional Salaries

156

Number of Employees

In 2015, Polk State College paid a total of $8.67M to 156 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $672k (20.4%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

111 Employees

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In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Polk State College were Office and Administrative Support with 111 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 86 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

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  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Polk State College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Polk State College.

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