FACT SHEET

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:  Loretta Sanders

Academic Staff:   78 (as of Fall 2016)

Administrative Staff:  134 (as of Fall 2016)

FIPR Staff:   19 (as of Fall 2016)

Undergraduate Students:  1,217 (as of Spring 2017 Census)

Graduate Students:  18 (as of Spring 2017 Census)

Number of Degree Programs:  Two Graduate; Six Undergraduate; 19 Areas of Concentration

Accreditation Update: Florida Polytechnic University was granted the status of candidacy by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges on June 17, 2016 to award bachelor and master level degrees. For information contact the Southern Association on 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 = 1672; ACT = 26

Average High School GPA: 3.78 

 

Academic Information

Degree Programs & Specialties:

College of Innovation & Technology

Master of Science in Innovation & Technology

Bachelor of Science in Advanced Technology, specialties include:

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Cloud Virtualization
  • Health Informatics

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Information Technology, specialties include:

  • Cyber Gaming
  • Information Assurance & Cyber Security

Bachelor of Science in Science & Technology Management, specialties include:

  • Logistics
  • Materials & Supply Chain

College of Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, specialties include:

  • Digital Logic Design
  • Embedded System Design
  • Machine Intelligence

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, specialties include:

  • Control Systems
  • Digital & Hybrid Systems
  • Electrodynamics
  • Magnetics
  • Semiconductors

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, specialties include:

  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
  • Motion Intelligence
  • Multifunctional Materials
  • Nanotechnology

 

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

Location:

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.

Directions 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.

Directions 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: 

Crystal L. Lauderdale
Director, Marketing and Communications
863.874.8444 (office); 813.728.4294 (cell)
Email

Kellyn Shaffer
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
(863) 874-8445
Email

 

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