When it comes to Higher Education, Lakeland Receives Top Honors
When searching for a Central Florida new home, education is always a deciding factor for families with children, and it can also be a deciding factor for those looking to continue their education in undergraduate and graduate programs. Lakeland is a prime location for those looking for higher education, with quality colleges and universities located throughout the city.
Florida Southern College
Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in Florida and features the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world. Situated on the north shore of Lake Hollingsworth, this breathtaking campus features 60 buildings on 100 acres. From ivy-covered halls to cutting-edge research space, it is no wonder that FSC is consistently ranked as one of the best and most beautiful colleges in the country.
Academically, FSC offers 50 undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs, along with graduate programs in business, nursing, and education. Over the years, FSC has been ranked among the top colleges by several publications including the Princeton Review, Fiske Guide, and Forbes. For more information on FSC, visit www.flsouthern.edu.
Southeastern University was established in 1935 as a Bible institute and remains a Christ-centered school today. Students at Southeastern receive a well-rounded education that includes Biblical studies and mandatory chapel services, allowing students to grow both academically and spiritually. Students are encouraged to get involved with mission work with several mission opportunities available through school activities and academics.
Southeastern offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees on a beautiful Mediterranean-style campus situated amongst the natural beauty of central Florida with palm trees, orange groves, and sparkling lakes. For more information on Southeastern University, visit www.seu.edu.
Polk State College
Polk State College, established in 1964, serves over 20,000 students and offers Certificate, Associate and Bachelor’s degrees, as well as corporate and workforce training programs. PSC is also proud to provide a collegiate high school in Lakeland, as well as one in Winter Haven, for students looking for the opportunity to gain college credits while finishing high school.
PSC students pay the lowest per-credit-hour cost of any college in Polk County and offers day and night classes, online options, and excellent financial aid. For more information about Polk State College, visit http://www.polk.edu.
Florida Polytechnic University
Florida Polytechnic University became the 12th and newest member of Florida’s University System when it split off from the University of South Florida in 2012. Florida Poly’s curriculum will focus on science, technology, engineering and math, and is thus known as a STEM school. The school’s new campus is currently under construction and could open its doors to students in the fall of 2014. The new school will work closely with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to become accredited as quickly as possible.
For more information on this new university, visit www.floridapolytechnic.org.
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