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In its third year, Florida Poly enrollment tops 1,300

Published on August 21, 2016 | By Margarita Alfaro

LAKELAND — More than 1,300 students will start at Florida Polytechnic University on Monday when the school begins its third year of classes.

It’s nearly double the number of students that started when Florida Poly opened in 2014.

“It’s a huge jump,” said Crystal Lauderdale, a spokeswoman for the university.

Construction recently finished on a new dormitory, the second residence hall for students. About 50 percent of the students will live on campus with 446 students in the new dorm and 192 in the first dorm.

The 2016-17 year should be a big one for the school.

In early June, the university could receive a decision on accreditation. Earlier this summer, Florida Poly learned it was officially a candidate for accreditation.

The deadline for accreditation is Dec. 31, 2017.

A new academic building also will begin taking shape on campus.

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by: John Chambliss, The Ledger

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