About Florida Poly

Florida Poly is the nation’s leading institution of change, engineered from the ground up to push the boundaries of education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).


Leading the Way in STEM Education

Florida Poly has about 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is Florida's only all-STEM public university. 



Florida Poly offers a dynamic, research-based and hands-on STEM education delivered with the small-campus, one-on-one attention most often found at selective private colleges. 

Florida Poly is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. 

The Enrollment Profile presents student information across several dimensions. On each page, dropdowns allow users to view the data using various filters.

The University Fact Sheet contains a myriad of at-a-glance information about Florida Poly.

Florida Poly was created by state in 2012 as its first and only all-STEM public university and welcomed its first class of students in the fall of 2014. Learn more about Florida Poly's History. 

Florida Poly’s Lakeland location offers residents a vibrant, growing metro area with all the amenities of a big city in a community-centered environment. As one of the country’s fastest growing cities, residents and visitors can find everything they want in a home, including five-star restaurants, outstanding outdoor recreation, lively nightlife, and a safe place to live.

Florida Poly’s leadership is composed of accomplished academics and industry leaders committed to strategically developing the University into a premier STEM institution.

Mission Statement: Serve students and industry through excellence in education, discovery, and application of engineering and applied sciences.

Vision Statement: Florida Poly will be a premier STEM university known for producing highly desirable graduates and new technology solutions. 

(words and music by Brandon Bangle, August 2023)

Ever forward Florida Poly 
University we adore
Innovation is our history
From all those Who came before 
Knowledge passion and with purpose 
We soar higher than before 
Alma Mater Strength and honor 
Florida Poly ever more

(words and music by Brandon Bangle, August 2023)

We fight for Glory 
We fight to Win
We fight for Victory
Again and again
Solaris the Phoenix
Soaring so High
Oh, Florida Poly Fight!
          Fight! Fight! Fight!

Spirit for Glory 
Spirit to Win
Spirit for Victory
Again and again
Solaris the Phoenix
Soaring so High
Oh, Florida Poly Go!
         Go! Go! Go!


Ranked among universities with impressive histories and outstanding reputations, Florida Poly is creating a name for itself in Florida and across the nation.

Florida Poly 2.0 is the University’s blueprint for the future and consists of a five-year strategic plan and the vision for a robust research park adjacent to campus. 

Titled “Advancing to Excellence,” the strategic plan outlines the academic and economic goals the University will work to attain by the year 2023. 





Together We're Positively Changing the World for the Better

At Florida Poly we don't change with the world we change it and that includes the efforts made by our faculty and staff in Lakeland.
Together, the faculty and staff at Florida Poly is working to serve students and industry through excellence in education, discovery, and the application of engineering and applied sciences. 
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Our employees are committed to student success and continuing the University's overall mission and vision. 
Florida Poly is a unique place, filled with diverse, energetic, and talented faculty, staff, and students who are driven to grow and succeed. 

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