Northwest Florida State College

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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

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