Polk State College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,483
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,483
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.2%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
10,827
35.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
26.9%
277 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 (259 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (92 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (60 degrees).

In 2019, 2,619 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Polk State College. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,478 degrees), 2.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (512 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Polk State College is $2,483, which is $−10,006 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Polk State College is $2,483, which is $−10,006 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,483.

In 2019, 42% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 14% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,483
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Polk State College was $2,483. The cost of tuition at Polk State College is $−10,006 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$9,483
2019 Value
30.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Polk State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,483. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Polk State College grew by 30.5%.

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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 2019. 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 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
14%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

42% of undergraduate students at Polk State College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 5% with respect to 2018, when 40% 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.
11.2%
2017 Default Rate
111
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Polk State College was 11.2%, which represents 111 out of the 989 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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Enrollment

Polk State College has a total enrollment of 10,827 students. The full-time enrollment at Polk State College is 3,866 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,961. This means that 35.7% of students enrolled at Polk State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Polk State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.3% White, 25.8% Hispanic or Latino, 16.3% Black or African American, 4.13% Two or More Races, 2.6% Asian, 0.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.139% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Polk State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.6%), followed by White Male (18.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (17.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Polk State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,827 students. The full-time enrollment at Polk State College is 3,866 and the part-time enrollment is 6,961. This means that 35.7% of students enrolled at Polk State College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
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
    5,233
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,793
  3. Black or African American
    1,761

The enrolled student population at Polk State College is 48.3% White, 25.8% Hispanic or Latino, 16.3% Black or African American, 4.13% Two or More Races, 2.6% Asian, 0.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.139% 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 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% 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, 143 students (1.32%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 703 more women than men received degrees from Polk State College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Polk State College is white (1,478 degrees awarded). There were 2.89 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (512 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Polk State College is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (259 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (92 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (60 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 (1,245 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (96 degrees), and Protective Services (233 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 Police officers (137,180 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (99,700 people), Other managers (77,821 people), Social workers, all other (45,614 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (40,251 people).

The most specialized majors at Polk State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,245 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (96 degrees), Protective Services (233 degrees), Communication Technologies (21 degrees), and Transportation (31 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 Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

The most specialized majors at Polk State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,245 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (96 degrees), Protective Services (233 degrees), Communication Technologies (21 degrees), and Transportation (31 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Polk State College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (333,956 people), Elementary & secondary schools (228,575 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (70,870 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (65,796 people), and Individual & family services (52,047 people).

The most specialized majors at Polk State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,245 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (96 degrees), Protective Services (233 degrees), Communication Technologies (21 degrees), and Transportation (31 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.
Most Common
  1. 259 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 92 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 60 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Polk State College was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 259 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

958
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,661
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 958 degrees were awarded to men at Polk State College, which is 0.577 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,661).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 452 degrees were awarded to men at Polk State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.57 times less than the 793 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 793 degrees were awarded to women at Polk State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.75 times more than the 452 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (37.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Polk State College is Female and Asian (37.5% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.17% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,478 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    512 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    389 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Polk State College is white (1,478 degrees awarded). There were 2.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (512 degrees).

2.75% of degree recipients (72 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    934 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    544 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    315 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Polk State College is white female (934 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (544 degrees).

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Operations

Polk State College has an endowment valued at nearly $18.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $82.1k (0.444%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Polk State College had a total salary expenditure of $83M. Polk State College employs 159 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Polk State College are Female No academic ranks (87), Male No academic ranks(72), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Polk State College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 102 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 101 employees, and Management with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18.5M
2019 Endowment
0.714%
growth from 2018

Polk State College has an endowment valued at about $18.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Polk State College grew 0.714% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.68M 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. $1.7M - Federal
  2. $884k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Polk State College received $1.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $884k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$46.3M
2019 Salaries
2.39%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Polk State College paid a median of $46.3M in salaries, which represents 55.8% of their overall expenditure ($83M) and a 2.39% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 33.1% growth from 2017 and a 3.51% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.97M
Instructional Salaries
159
Number of Employees

In 2019, Polk State College paid a total of $8.97M to 159 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
159 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
102 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Polk State College were No academic rank with 159 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Polk State College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 102 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 101 employees; and Management with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Polk State College was Female No academic rank with 87 employees, Male No academic rank with 72 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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