Polk County College

Find Polk County Florida colleges and universities, such as state, community, public, and private colleges, universities, and technical schools. Colleges and universities provide information on degree programs, such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications, college applications, financial aid, tuition, and student alumni resources.


Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy-Lakeland 985 East Memorial Boulevard Lakeland FL 33801 863-682-4247


Everest University Lakeland 995 East Memorial Boulevard Lakeland FL 33801 863-686-1444

Florida Polytechnic University 4700 Research Way Polk City FL 33868 863-583-9050

Florida Southern College 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive Lakeland FL 33801 863-680-4111

Fortis Institute Mulberry 5925 Imperial Parkway Mulberry FL 33860 863-646-1400

Polk State College 999 Avenue H Northeast Winter Haven FL 33881 863-297-1000

Ridge Career Center 7700 Highway 544 Winter Haven FL 33881 863-419-3060

Southeastern University 1000 Longfellow Boulevard Lakeland FL 33801 863-667-5000

Traviss Career Center 3225 Winter Lake Road Lakeland FL 33803 863-499-2700

Warner University 13895 North US Highway 27 Lake Wales FL 33859 863-638-1426

Webber International University 1201 North Scenic Highway Babson Park FL 33827 800-741-1844

What is a College?

Colleges and universities provide post-secondary and higher education degree programs, including associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications. Some colleges focus on liberal arts, while others focus on the sciences or vocational trades. Colleges and universities provide communities with a variety of jobs, from administrative and educational positions to custodial, food service and security positions.

As well as education, colleges provide entertainment venues for sporting events, fine arts shows, and performing arts. They help students with enrollment, college applications, and financial aid. They also provide alumni services, career placement services, financial aid in the form of work study, housing so students can live on campus. Most also offer medical services, and some also provide transportation. Some four-year colleges and universities are as large as small cities.