General Information

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 and industry partnerships.

  • Established: 2012
  • Open for Instruction: August 25, 2014
  • Type: Public – Member of the State University System of Florida
  • Board of Trustees Chair: Frank T. Martin
  • President: Dr. Randy K. Avent
  • Provost: Dr. Terry Parker
  • Foundation Chair: Ford Heacock
  • Academic Staff: 97 (as of Spring 2017)
  • Administrative Staff: 171 (as of Spring 2017)
  • FIPR Staff: 19 (as of Spring 2017)
  • Undergraduate Students: 1,217 (as of Spring 2017 Census)
  • Graduate Students: 19 (as of Spring 2017 Census)
  • Number of Degree Programs: Two Graduate; Six Undergraduate; 19 Areas of Concentration
  • Accreditation Update: 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.

Student Demographics

  • Student Hometown: A majority of students are from Florida; specifically, Polk, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
  • Average SAT/ACT (Registered First-Time in College): SAT = 1287; ACT = 27
  • Average High School GPA: 3.95

Academic Information

Degree Programs & Specialties:

  • College of Innovation & Technology
    • Master of Science in Innovation & Technology
    • Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics, specialties include:
      • Big Data Analytics
      • Cloud Virtualization
      • Health Informatics
      • Advanced Topics
    • Bachelor of Science in Science & Technology Management, specialties include:
      • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • College of Engineering
    • Master of Science in Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, specialties include:
      • Digital Logic Design
      • Embedded System Design
      • Machine Intelligence
      • Advanced Topics
    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, specialties include:
      • Control Systems
      • Digital-Hybrid Systems
      • Electro-Dynamics
      • Advanced Topics
    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, specialties include:
      • Nanotechnology
      • Materials and Advanced Manufacturing
      • Operations Research
      • Advanced Topics
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, specialties include:
      • Cyber Gaming
      • Information Assurance and Cyber-Security
      • Advanced Topics

Campus Information

  • 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 Buildings:  6
  • Program Manager of Construction: Pete Karamitsanis, Lighthouse Advisory

IST Building:

Architects:  

  • Santiago Calatrava of Festina Lente Services – Florida, LLC;
  • Albert Alfonso of Alfonso Architect
  • Construction Manager:  Skanska USA Building; Nujak Development Inc.

Admissions Center:

  • Architects: Gerry Trout of Straughn Trout Architects
  • Construction Manager: Skanska USA Building; Nujak Development Inc.

Campus Control Center:

  • Architects:  William Martin of Schenkel Shultz Architects
  • Construction Manager:  Skanska USA Building; Nujak Development Inc.

Residence Hall:

  • Developer:  Vestcor Communities
  • Architect:  Ricardo Quinones of PQH Group, Architects
  • General Contractor: Summit Contracting Group

Residence Hall II:

  • Developer:  Vestcor Communities
  • Architect:  Ricardo Quinones of PQH Group, Architects
  • General Contractor: Summit Contracting Group

Wellness Center:

  • Architect:  Gerry Trout of Straughn Trout Architects
  • General Contractor:  Skanska USA Building; Nujak Development Inc.

 

Contact Information

  • Phone Number:  863-583-9050
  • Website:  flpoly.org
  • Official Social Media:
    • Facebook: facebook.com/FLPolyU
    • Twitter: twitter.com/FLPolyU
    • YouTube: youtube.com/user/flpolyu
    • LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/florida-polytechnic-university
    • 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.

Media Contacts:

Maggie Mariucci
Director of External Affairs
863.874.8462
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Kyle Martin
Content Coordinator – Marketing
(863) 874-8447
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