Florida Poly is the newest of the twelve institutions in the prestigious State University System of Florida. It is the state’s only public polytechnic university and focuses exclusively on STEM education in areas such as engineering and computing. It is located in Lakeland, the heart of Florida’s High-Tech Corridor, Florida Poly provides cutting-edge degree programs that prepare graduates to take on today’s fastest-growing fields. Florida Polytechnic University is designed to be both a rigorous academic institution and a powerful resource for high-tech industries so that graduates possess the talent and job-ready skills to stand out from the crowd.
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.