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A Top Engineering School in Florida

Our commitment to providing the best high-tech education in Florida starts at the top.  

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Board of Trustees

President Dr. Randy K. Avent

Our History

Florida Poly was established on April 20, 2012 to advance the state’s economy by training a highly skilled technical workforce. We’ve established a name for ourselves as a university with a rigorous curriculum, advanced research equipment and a focus on solving industry problems with creative solutions. Click here for frequently asked questions.

Mission

The mission of Florida Polytechnic University is to prepare 21st century learners in advanced fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to become innovative problem-solvers and high-tech professionals through interdisciplinary teaching, leading-edge research and collaborative local, regional and global partnerships.

Vision

Florida Polytechnic University will be a world-renowned “University of Innovation” for producing a dynamic pool of info-tech talent with real-world solutions and the capacity to lead global high-tech industries through customized undergraduate and graduate STEM-enriched academic curriculum, operating space and facilities, entrepreneurial research and interactive business industry partnerships.

Accreditation

Florida Polytechnic University was granted initial regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. For more information contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4558.

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About Lakeland

Florida Polytechnic University is located along Interstate 4 at the heart of Florida’s High-Tech Corridor in the city of Lakeland, halfway between Tampa and Orlando.

Like its name implies, Lakeland is known for its waterfront neighborhoods and more than 60 miles of biking and walking trails. The city has a vibrant downtown filled with shops, restaurants, parks and performing arts venues. Check out Evolution Records, an indie vinyl seller and live music venue. Hang out with friends or study at Black & Brew Coffee House on Main Street. Get outdoors for a spin at the new Lake Bonny Skate Park. You don’t want to miss out on a visit to Reececliff either for a slice of pie and other homemade foods! Festivals, parades, concerts, a big farmer’s market and food truck rallies are hallmarks of Lakeland culture, as are the giant swans you’ll see gliding on city lakes. They are descendants of swans given to the city by Queen Elizabeth II.

 

Lakeland also is the spring training home of the Detroit Tigers. In February or March, you can catch a classic outdoor game at Joker Marchant Stadium. The average high in February is a comfortable 73 degrees.

Another benefit of attending college in Lakeland, Fl is its location. Less than an hour’s drive away in either direction are the metropolitan areas of Tampa and Orlando, home to a combined total of 8.6 million people and more than 11,500 high-tech companies. Both cities draw visitors from around the world to theme parks, beaches, stadiums and entertainment venues. Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Cocoa Beach and Clearwater Beach are among the options for day trips or weekend getaways. The two cities host a lot of Major League action, too, including the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB.

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