“At Northwest Florida State College, we are committed to helping each student achieve their individual goals for education and career success. In everything we do, from academics, arts and athletics, our mission is to improve the lives of citizens in Northwest Florida. NWF State College provides the advantages of affordability, excellence and access. Our college consistently achieves national rankings for excellence and provides access to a comprehensive collegiate experience that blends academic and co-curricular interests in a flexible, convenient and customized schedule.” — Dr. Devin Stephenson, president of Northwest Florida State College
Name of college: Northwest Florida State College
College president: Dr. Devin Stephenson
Type of college: Public
Campus setting: Rural
Year established: 1963
Board Chair: Brian S. Pennington
Board of trustees webpage: https://www.nwfsc.edu/about/leadership/board-of-trustees/
Interesting facts about Northwest Florida State College
- AWARDS & ACCOLADES: Northwest Florida (NWF) State College has received a number of awards and accolades including:
- Top 150 community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute every year since the program’s inception.
- Associate of Science nursing program is ranked as one of the top 15 among all Florida colleges and universities by RegisteredNursing.org.
- Advancement into the Silver category in the Florida College System’s Performance-Based Funding Model, resulting in approximately $480,000 in additional funding for the academic year.
- LEGISLATIVE/MILITARY IMPACT: NWF State College led the initiative, passed by the Florida Legislature in the most recent session, which authorizes Florida College System institutions to waive state fees for active duty service members using Military Tuition Assistance. As the first college in Florida to be named the Military Order of the Purple Heart College and the highest in Post 9/11 GI bill military enrollment in the state, NWF State is proud to serve those who serve our country.
- ECONOMIC IMPACT: NWF State College graduates generate approximately $326.2 million each year in total annual impact within the two counties the college serves.
Fall credit enrollment (total enrollment, part-time, full-time):
- Full-time— 2,482
- Part-time— 3,245
- Total— 5,727
Student characteristics (gender, race/ethnicity):