Northwest Florida State College

Northwest Florida State College Photo #1 - NWF Grads
Northwest Florida State College Photo #1 - NWF Grads
  • 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 6,708 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 42:1 is higher than the state community college average of 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Northwest Florida State College is the only community colleges within Okaloosa County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Northwest Florida State College is Pensacola State College (43.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Northwest Florida State College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 158 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Northwest Florida State College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty158 staff37 staff
Northwest Florida State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Northwest Florida State College has grown by 15% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Northwest Florida State College diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has grown by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,708 students1,142 students
Northwest Florida State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio42:138:1
Northwest Florida State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,677 students487 students
Northwest Florida State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,031 students655 students
Northwest Florida State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Northwest Florida State College Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Northwest Florida State College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Northwest Florida State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Northwest Florida State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Northwest Florida State College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Northwest Florida State College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Northwest Florida State College Non Resident (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Northwest Florida State College Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.440.60
Northwest Florida State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,700$30,300
Northwest Florida State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,064 is less than the state average of $6,464. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,373 is less than the state average of $11,973. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,064$6,464
Northwest Florida State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,373$11,973
Northwest Florida State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid58%93%
Northwest Florida State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$11,875
Northwest Florida State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$6,334
Northwest Florida State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, SoftballBaseball, Basketball,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,464 per year for in-state students and $11,973 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,054 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 89%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Florida is Johnson & Wales University-North Miami. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.