Lakeland, FLUniversity Website: poly.usf.edu/
Coordinates: 27°59′48.57″N 81°53′38.95″W / 27.9968250°N 81.8941528°W / 27.9968250; -81.8941528
Florida Polytechnic University (FPU) is a public university in Lakeland, Florida, United States. FPU is a member institution of the State University System of Florida, and is the state's only public polytechnic university. The institution originated as University of South Florida Polytechnic, a branch campus of the University of South Florida that opened in 1988. In 2012 it was split off as an independent university, becoming the twelfth and newest member of the State University System.