|Higher Education Close to Home|
Warner University, a Christian liberal Arts college, offers over 25 Bachelor of Arts degree majors. There are three Masters programs designed for working professionals: Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts Education, and Master of Science Management. Total enrollment is 1,035. The 380 acre campus is located five miles south of Lake Wales.
Polk State College's JD Alexander Center, in historic downtown Lake Wales, serves the advanced educational needs of area residents with courses paralleling those offered in the state university system.
Webber International University, a private, four-year, independent university founded in 1927, is located on a picturesque 110-acre campus on the eastern shore of Lake Caloosa or Crooked Lake, as it is now known, in Babson Park. The university awards the Bachelor of Science degree and the Associate of Science degree in Business Administration.
Other institutions within commuting distance include, USF Polytechnic, Southeastern University, Florida Southern College, the University of Central Florida and the University of Tampa. Two technical schools, Ridge Career Center and Travis Technical Center, are also nearby.