Northwest Florida State College

Northwest Florida State College

Northwest Florida State College (formerly Okaloosa-Walton College) was founded in 1963 as Okaloosa-Walton Junior College. The name was changed to Okaloosa-Walton Community College in 1988 and became Okaloosa-Walton College in 2003. In June 2008, the name of the college was changed to Northwest Florida State College. The main campus of the college covers more than 260 acres in Valparaiso, Florida.

NWFSC is divided into several academic units. Some of the divisions are the department of computer engineering, humanities, business management, social science, mathematics and nursing and allied health. The college also offers scholarship programs such as the Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships, Athletic Scholarships, Presidential Honors Scholarships, Minority Honors Scholarships, and many more.

Some of the most famous alumni of NWFSC are Ray Sansom, the current Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives; Donell Taylo, former NBA player; and Jason Michael, current Major League Baseball left-fielder.

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Northwest Florida State College
100 College Blvd
Niceville , FL 32578-1295
General Phone: (850) 678-5111

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Northwest Florida State College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts849liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management261business management, purchasing and contract management, operations management, accounting technology, accounting and related services, entrepreneurship, MIS, marketing, merchandising and sales ...
Photography and Commercial Art149commercial art, cinematography
Security and Law Enforcement139corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police
Nursing and Emergency Medicine127EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Family and Social Work77child care provider, public administration
Medical Support and Technology36dental assistant, radiation therapist, surgical tech
Engineering Technician31architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, manufacturing tech, occupational safety tech, computer systems tech, drafting
Medical Administration18medical records tech
Office and Administration15office management, executive secretary
Computer Science and Engineering14computer applications programming, systems analyst, computer services management
Music4various music studies
Drama and Performing Arts0various performing arts

Number of programs and degrees for Northwest Florida State College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year43922
Associate's degree1,19025
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years409
Bachelor's degree512

Northwest Florida State College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northwest Florida State College had a total enrollment of 7,043 students (4,898 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 10%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 21%
20-21 18%
22-24 15%
25-29 16%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Northwest Florida State College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 41 %

Northwest Florida State College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Niceville, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Northwest Florida State College Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Northwest Florida State College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,003
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,014
Books and supplies $ 1,440

Financial Aid:
Northwest Florida State College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 151000)

Northwest Florida State College Faculty

Northwest Florida State College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track717
Non-tenured and not on tenure track55

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year2*3$76,675
All faculty totalcalendar year2*3$76,675

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year36$54,42651$54,679
All faculty totalacademic year36$54,42651$54,679

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Northwest Florida State College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01818

Northwest Florida State College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
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checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
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