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Triumph Gulf Coast Awards $21 Million Grant for Expansion of Nursing Program at Northwest Florida State College

NICEVILLE, Fla.– The Triumph Gulf Coast board has awarded Northwest Florida State College $21,787,560 for its Nursing Program Expansion project. Triumph Gulf Coast is a competitive development fund in Northwest Florida that supports infrastructure needs and develops industry-driven workforce and education training programs. With the support from Triumph Gulf Coast, the College will be able to meet health care industry needs and expand the availability of… View Article

NWFSC Ranks Among Nation’s Most Affordable Nursing Programs

NICEVILLE, Fla.- Northwest Florida State College’s Nursing program has ranked among the nation’s most affordable online RN to BSN programs, according to ratings are determined by analyzing every college and university with online RN to BSN programs for per credit tuition numbers, mandatory credit minimums, hidden fees, one-off costs, and total estimated price. NWFSC… View Article

The Collegiate High School At NWFSC Welcomes Inaugural Freshman Class

NICEVILLE, Fla.-The Collegiate High School (CHS) at Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) opened its doors to 335 students this month as the 2022-2023 school year began. Among those walking the halls were 50 new students who belong to CHS’s inaugural freshman class. Last year, the Department of Education granted Northwest Florida State College $2 million… View Article

Summer 2022 President’s List and Dean’s List

Northwest Florida State College has recognized the superior academic achievement of students who completed the Summer 2022 semester by naming them to the President’s List and Dean’s List. The President’s List includes students with nine or more credits in the semester who earned a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 in college-level courses. The Dean’s List… View Article

NWFSC Receives 2022 CLEP Honors National Military Achievement Award

NICEVILLE, Fla.- Northwest Florida State College has been named a recipient of the 2022 CLEP Honors National Military Achievement Award. The CLEP Honors Award recognizes College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test centers that administer high volumes of CLEP exams throughout the academic year. These exams enable students to earn college credit for introductory-level courses by achieving… View Article

FL Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three Board Members to NWFSC’s Board of Trustees

 ​​​​​​NICEVILLE, Fla.- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced the appointment of three members to Northwest Florida State College’s (NWFSC) Board of Trustees. Newly appointed member Jack “Tanner” Peacock of Santa Rosa Beach is a broker associate at Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty. He was appointed as a Walton County Planning Commissioner and is a member of Florida… View Article

NWFSC Receives CDL Grant from U.S. Department of Transportation

NICEVILLE, Fla.- The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Northwest Florida State College a grant of $186,480 to cover student expenses for the College’s Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program. NWFSC’s eight-week CDL program prepares students to become Class A license holders by training them on how to complete full bumper-to-bumper inspections, execute controlled-skills maneuvers, and drive… View Article

Northwest Florida State College Ranks Among the Top 10 Safest Colleges in Florida

NICEVILLE, Fla.- Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) has ranked among the top 10 safest college campuses in Florida, according to The rankings for campus safety were established after evaluating campus and community crime rates, rates of violent crimes, and student surveys on crime. NWFSC ranked number 10 out of the 48 colleges and universities… View Article

FL Representative Patt Maney Receives NWFSC’s AIM Award

NICEVILLE, Fla.- Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) was pleased to present the Advancing Institutional Mission (AIM) Award to FL Representative Patt Maney for his efforts in appropriating funds for the College and helping expand the educational opportunities in Northwest Florida. In 2021, Rep. Maney’s efforts resulted in the College receiving approximately $800,000 in grants for various… View Article

The Raiders Welcome New Assistant Coaches

NICEVILLE, Fla.- Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) was pleased to welcome three new assistant coaches to the Raiders basketball teams. Joshua Shen joined the women’s basketball team after finishing one year as Assistant Coach at the reigning Division 3 American Southwest Conference Regular Season champs, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) in Belton, TX. During his time… View Article