Return on Investment

Polk State College prides itself on being Polk County’s most affordable, accessible choice for higher education.  Polk State College is defined by its industry partnerships, its ability to quickly respond to local workforce needs, and, most of all, its commitment to student success.

Your investment in a Polk State College education is an investment in your future and one that should not be taken lightly. As you consider your options for higher education, please consider the following return on investment figures for Polk State College’s Network Systems Engineering Technology program:

 How much can I make per year?

  • Computer Service Technician $41,287*
  • Network Administrator $59,419*
  • Network Engineer $71,531*
  • Cybersecurity Analyst $76,566*

Please note that potential salaries within computer-related fields vary depending on job, education, and experience levels.  Polk State College does not guarantee employment for anyone completing a program nor any specific compensation or benefits if employed.

*2020 data, PayScale Inc. 

 How much will it cost?

The cost of tuition and fees for the Associate of Science Network Systems Engineering Technology degree is approximately $7,804.
~Please note that this figure does not include the cost of textbooks and certification exams.