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

Are there requirements for a College to be considered a University?

College and University are often used interchangeably, but they are distinct terms. Generally, a University must offer a minimum number of graduate programs, which must be separate from the undergraduate programs. The institution must also have an administrative structure for managing graduate programs. A University is typically organized into several Colleges, such as the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, or the College of Music.

Are accrediting authorities run by the government?

No. Accrediting authorities are independent organizations that are not government agencies. Although the government does not accredit Colleges, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) does recognize accrediting agencies. Recognition by the USDOE confers a degree of credibility to an accrediting agency.

What is a Technical College?

Technical Colleges tend to emphasize skill development and credentials that prepare students for a specific field or industry. Common fields of study in Technical Colleges include the sciences, engineering, and information technology.