University Fact Sheet

At-a-Glance

Established: 2012

Open for Instruction: August 25, 2014

Type: Public–Member of the State University System of Florida

Faculty: 89
Staff: 174

Undergraduate Students: 1,388

Graduate Students: 33

Number of Degree Programs: Two graduate; Nine undergraduate; 31 areas of concentration

Acreage:  170.54 acres on the main campus with two additional parcels of 176.39 and 183.94 acres, for a total of 530.87 acres.

Number of University Buildings:  7

Accreditation: By the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the bachelor and master’s levels in June 2017.

* Numbers as of fall 2018

University Leadership

Board of Trustees Chair: Donald H. Wilson

President: Dr. Randy K. Avent

Provost and Executive Vice President: Dr. Terry Parker

Foundation Chair: Alice Hunt

Student Overview

Hometown: A majority of students are from Florida with the highest enrollment from Polk, Hillsborough, Broward, Pinellas, Palm Beach, and Orange counties.

Average SAT/ACT (First-Time in College): SAT = 1287; ACT = 28.1

Average High School GPA (First-Time in College): 4.04

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Analytics
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Data Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Science

Contact

Phone Number: 863-583-9050

Florida Polytechnic University Website

Official Social Media Accounts

Campus Address:  4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805-8531

Directions

From S Florida Ave:

  • Travel north on S Florida Ave to N Florida Ave
  • Continue on N Florida Ave to Griffin Road and  turn right
  • Take Griffin Road to 33-Lakeland Hills Blvd and  turn left
  • Take 33-Lakeland Hills Blvd to University Blvd and  turn right
  • Take University Blvd to Research Way and turn left at 2nd entrance onto the campus and follow signs to the Admissions Center.

From I-4:

  • From Orlando take I-4 West
  • From Tampa take I-4 East
  • Take I-4 to Exit 41 (570-Polk Parkway)
  • Take 570 – Polk Parkway to the first exit (Exit 23) which is Pace Road. At end of ramp turn right onto Pace Road.
  • Take Pace Road to Research Way and turn right onto the campus and follow signs to the Admissions Center.

From Polk Parkway:

  • Take 570-Polk Parkway going east toward Orlando
  • Take Exit 23. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Pace Road.
  • Take Pace Road to Research Way and turn right onto the campus and follow signs to the Admissions Center.