3535Lake Wales Area Resident and Visitor Guide Also in Lakeland are Florida Southern College and Southeastern University. Florida Southern offers 50 undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs as well as graduate programs to this high-tech corridor market. Some 2300 students are enrolled in Accounting Art Biological Sciences Chemistry Education Health Sciences Math Music Nursing Political Science Pre- Professional Religion Social Science and Youth Ministry career programs. It offers 19 varsity sports including baseball basketball soccer swimming volleyball and tennis along with 23 intramural sports. Southeastern University a Christian college offers programs for undergraduate graduate international and Spanish-speaking students as well as adult learners and athletes. It is an easy commute to major universities in the region including University of Central Florida UCF in Orlando University of Tampa UT and University of South Florida USF in Tampa. The nations second largest university UCF offers affordable education to some 60000 students earning a Top Up-and- Coming designation by U.S. News World Report. It also has been recognized as a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplingers as well as one of the nations most affordable colleges by Forbes. USF recognized as a top research university is one of the largest public universities in the nation with more than 47000 students. Widely recognized for training doctors and other healthcare professionals USFs Tampa campus is home to USF Health including the Colleges of Medicine Nursing Public Health and Pharmacy. USF offers more than 230 degree programs for undergraduates graduates specialty and doctoral candidates. Two Polk County schools Ridge Career Center and Traviss Career Center are meeting the need for job training among high school students and adults. Ridge offers training in architecture and construction arts business education and information technology plus law public safety and service and more. Traviss trains students for careers in technology and communications arts business health science hospitality and tourism human services manufacturing transportation distribution and logistics and other specialties.