Northwest Florida State College

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School Overview

Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) is public, four-year, co-educational state college located in Niceville, Florida. It is one of twenty-eight public higher education institutions that belong to the Florida College System. NWFSC was first established as Okaloosa-Walton Junior College in 1963. It changed its name to Okaloosa-Waltgon Community College in 1988 and then to Northwest Florida State College in 2008 to reflect its new status as a state college. NWFSC offers associate and bachelor degree programs in various fields of study and career-oriented disciplines. In addition to its main campus in Niceville, Northwest Florida State College has another campus in Fort Walton Beach, as well as several learning centers (Elgin Air Force Base Center, South Walton Center, Hurlburt Field Center, Chautauqua Center and Robert LF Sikes Center). NWFSC is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

General Information

Admission Office

100 College Boulevard

Niceville, FL 32578-1295

(850) 729-5373

Fax: (850) 729-5215

Contact: Christine Bishop

Main Address

100 College Boulevard

Niceville, FL 32578-1295

(850) 678-5111

Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,463


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Applicants without high school diploma may be admitted to credit-bearing certificate programs.

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $1,763 $2,003 $2,272 $2,568 +13.03%
Books and Supplies $974 $1,440 $1,440 $1,440 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $2,737 $3,443 $3,712 $4,008 +7.97%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 484 67%
Grant or scholarship aid 455 63% $1,682,180 $3,697
• Federal grants 184 26% $682,274 $3,708
• Pell grants 184 26% $647,599 $3,520
• Other federal grants 73 10% $34,675 $475
Local and state government scholarships or grants 281 39% $643,885 $2,291
Institutional scholarships or grants 106 15% $356,021 $3,359
Student loan financial aid 54 8% $145,671 $2,698
• Federal student loans 54 8% $145,671 $2,698
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 106 1367 439
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 78 196 31
Accounting and Related Services, Other 6
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 6
Business Administration and Management, General 10
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies 7
Executive Assistant/executive Secretary 12 11
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other 1 1
Management Information Systems, General 1
Marketing/marketing Management, General 5
Office Management and Supervision
Operations Management and Supervision 167
Purchasing, Procurement/acquisitions and Contracts Management 78
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 8 15
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 1 5
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst 4
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 3 10
Education 16 40
Education, Other 40
Elementary Education and Teaching 13
Mathematics Teacher Education 1
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 2
Engineering Technology, General 15 9
Architectural Engineering Technology/technician 7 2
Computer Technology/computer Systems Technology 3 2
Drafting and Design Technology/technician, General 5 5
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 12 64 129
Dental Assisting/assistant 13
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 86
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician 30
Health/health Care Administration/management 4
Medical Radiologic Technology/science – Radiation Therapist 19
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 12 41
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 13 121
Corrections 39
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 13
Criminal Justice/police Science 82
Human Services, General 12 5
Public Administration 12 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1027
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 1027
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Visual and Performing Arts 16 30
Cinematography and Film/video Production 9 17
Commercial and Advertising Art 2 11
Music, Other 5 1
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 1
Work and Family Studies 16 59
Child Care Provider/assistant 16 59
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Dance A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Interior Design A
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A
Marine/Aquatic Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Banking/Financial Services A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A,C
Fashion Merchandising A
Insurance/Risk Management A
Management Information Systems A,C
Marketing Management A,C
Office Management A,C
Real Estate A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics A,C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A


Early Childhood Education A
Education – General A
Elementary Education A,B
Middle school math B
Middle school science B
Secondary Education A


Electrical/Communications Engineering A
Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A
Housing Studies A

Foreign Language & Literature

French A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science A
Nursing Assistance B
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A


Mathematics – General A

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Nutrition Sciences A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A
Geology A
Physics A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Law Enforcement Administration A
Police Science C

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Northwest Florida State College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (850) 678-5111
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 100 College Boulevard, Niceville, FL 32578-1295
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,025
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,257 (45% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $3,133
Out-of-state Tuition: $11,940
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 77%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,609

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Northwest Florida State College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Northwest Florida State College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1062
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 96
Education 14
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 44
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 641
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 43
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Precision Production 3
Visual and Performing Arts 32
Grand total 44307

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Northwest Florida State College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $3,133
Out-of-state $11,940
Books and supplies $1,440

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 468 77%
Grant or scholarship aid 416 69% $5,609
Student loan aid 188 31% $5,377

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,032 55% $3,465
Federal student loans 877 16% $6,408

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Northwest Florida State College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Northwest Florida State College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Northwest Florida State College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 5,025
Undergraduate enrollment 5,025
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Northwest Florida State College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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