Northwest Florida State College

About Northwest Florida State College


A History of Excellence

Located in the coastal heart of the Florida panhandle, Northwest Florida State College has earned a reputation for educational excellence and community involvement. As part of Florida’s public system of 28 state and community colleges, NWF State College offers bachelor’s degree programs, associate degrees, and certificates. The college’s primary service district stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the Alabama state line.

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Mission

Northwest Florida State College improves lives. We deliver outstanding educational programs that are relevant, accessible, and engaging for students of all ages and provide exceptional cultural, athletic, and economic development activities for the communities served. We commit to excellence, creativity, integrity, and service.

Vision

  • A learning-centered community
  • Access to Opportunity
  • Community Engagement
  • Institutional Growth
  • Financial Stewardship
  • A Great Place to Work

Values

  • Opportunity: Meeting each student’s educational need at his or her level of ability
  • Excellence: Achieving the highest standards
  • Learning: Acquiring new skills, insights and ideas
  • Success: Preparing students for the future
  • Creativity: Finding innovative ways to accomplish our objectives
  • Community: Listening and responding to community needs
  • Teamwork: Supporting and respecting each other and those we serve

NWFSC President Dr. Devin Stephenson

At Northwest Florida State College, we are committed to helping each student who comes through our doors to 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.
– Dr. Devin Stephenson, NWFSC President

Convenient Locations

In addition to a 264 acre campus in Niceville, NWF State College 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 and fulltime centers at Hurlburt Field and a center in South Walton County.

Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence 2019

Top Notch Instruction

In addition to a record of regional and national accolades, NWF State College offers state-of-the-art student computer labs, a top-rated sports complex and a full program of intercollegiate and intramural sports, an ROTC program, a child development center, and a criminal justice training center. A 120,000 square foot Mattie Kelly 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.

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