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  • The mission of Okaloosa-Walton College is to provide quality educational programs and services which enable students to achieve their goals and which enhance the community through academic, vocational, cultural, economic, and personal development opportunities.

School Highlights

Northwest Florida State College serves 5,004 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 59%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,004 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,064
  • Out-state tuition: $11,373
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 36%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Northwest Florida State College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 434 teachers has grown by 174% over five years.
Northwest Florida State College
(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
434 staff
128 staff
This chart display total faculty of Northwest Florida State College and community college average number of faculty in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Northwest Florida State College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Northwest Florida State College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,004 students
1,232 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Northwest Florida State College and community college average number of enrollment of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Northwest Florida State College and community college average student staff ratio of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
2,233 students
862 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time students enrollment of Northwest Florida State College and average number of community college Full-time students enrollment of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Part-Time Students
2,771 students
2,000 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Northwest Florida State College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Northwest Florida State College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of FL.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
410 students
263 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,233 students
862 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Northwest Florida State College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
66 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,771 students
2,771 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
34 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
174 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Northwest Florida State College and the percentage of Asian community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
9%
29%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Northwest Florida State College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
7%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Northwest Florida State College and the percentage of Black community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
64%
41%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Northwest Florida State College and the percentage of White community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
6%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Northwest Florida State College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Northwest Florida State College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Unknown races
9%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Northwest Florida State College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score
0.57
0.72
This chart display the diversity score of Northwest Florida State College and the community college average diversity score of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
1.59%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
4.19%
3.57%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,700
$31,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Northwest Florida State College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of FL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,064 is less than the state average of $3,280. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,373 is more than the state average of $10,578. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,064
$3,280
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Northwest Florida State College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,373
$10,578
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Northwest Florida State College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
79%
88%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Northwest Florida State College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$6,459
$9,750
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Northwest Florida State College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,750
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Northwest Florida State College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
86%
SAT Reading
n/a
442
SAT Math
n/a
429
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
18

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Softball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Located in the coastal heart of Northwest Florida, Northwest Florida State College has earned a reputation for educational excellence and community involvement. Part of Florida's network of 28 public community colleges,�NWF is one of seven community colleges in the state authorized to offer bachelor's degree programs. The college offers postsecondary education opportunities within reach of every Okaloosa and Walton County citizen. The college's two-county service district stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the Alabama state line and encompasses a population in excess of 200,000 permanent residents. In addition to a 264-acre campus in Niceville,�NWF operates a joint campus with the University of West Florida in Fort Walton Beach, the Chautauqua Center in DeFuniak Springs, the Robert L.F. Sikes Education Center in Crestview, the South Walton Center in Santa Rosa Beach, and centers at Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field. In addition to a record of regional and national accolades, NWF offers state-of-the-art student computer labs, a top-rated sports complex and athletic programs, an ROTC program, a child development center, and a criminal justice training center. A 120,000-square-foot fine and performing arts center on the Niceville Campus provides students the finest in instructional facilities for dance, music, theater, the visual arts and the humanities. The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is a $25 million performing arts and educational complex that hosts Broadway's best touring shows, visiting artists, dance and opera companies. The complex encompasses a 1,650-seat mainstage theater that accommodates touring Broadway shows, the 195-seat, flexible Sprint Theater, an art wing with two galleries, a music wing, a visual arts building and an amphitheater.�NWF is part of Florida's public community college system and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Northwest Florida State College cost?

Northwest Florida State College's tuition is approximately $3,064 for In-State students and $11,373 for Out-State students.

What sports does Northwest Florida State College offer?

Northwest Florida State College offers 3 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball and Softball.

What is Northwest Florida State College's ranking?

Northwest Florida State College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Florida for: Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,004 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,064
  • Out-state tuition: $11,373
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 36%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,280 per year for in-state students and $10,578 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,140 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 88%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Florida is Cortiva Institute-Maitland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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