Northwest Florida State College

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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 5,497 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.

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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Northwest Florida State College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty158 staff55 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Northwest Florida State College has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
The Northwest Florida State College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 37% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,497 students2,723 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio35:134:1
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# Full-Time Students2,424 students789 students
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# Part-Time Students3,073 students1,934 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
9%
28%
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% Black
8%
19%
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% White
61%
39%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
5%
3%
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% Unknown races
8%
5%
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Diversity Score0.600.73
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,700$30,300
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,064 is less than the state average of $4,078. 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 $10,890. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,064$4,078
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,373$10,890
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid68%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,668$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
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Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, SoftballBaseball, Basketball,
Softball
Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Northwest Florida State College is Pensacola State College (43.5 miles away).
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