Northwest Florida State College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,496
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,328
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10.7%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
5,004
44.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
32.9%
187 Graduates

About

Northwest Florida State College is a higher education institution located in Okaloosa County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwest Florida State College were Registered Nursing (45 degrees awarded), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (35 degrees), and Purchasing, Procurement, Acquisitions, & Contracts Management (26 degrees).

In 2020, 1,408 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Florida State College. 61.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (917 degrees), 7.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (127 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Florida State College is $2,496, which is $−9,333 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Florida State College is $2,496, which is $−9,333 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,328.

In 2020, 57% of undergraduate students attending Northwest Florida State College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 22% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,496
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Northwest Florida State College was $2,496. The cost of tuition at Northwest Florida State College is $−9,333 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$6,328
2020 Value
9.54%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Northwest Florida State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,328. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Northwest Florida State College grew by 9.54%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,930
Room and Board
$1,440
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Florida State College was of $8,930 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,440. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
22%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Northwest Florida State College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.64% with respect to 2019, when 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
10.7%
2018 Default Rate
26
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Florida State College was 10.7%, which represents 26 out of the 242 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Northwest Florida State College has a total enrollment of 5,004 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Florida State College is 2,233 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,771. This means that 44.6% of students enrolled at Northwest Florida State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Florida State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.1% White, 10.5% Hispanic or Latino, 7.93% Black or African American, 6.65% Two or More Races, 2.9% Asian, 0.46% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.44% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest Florida State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.5%), followed by White Male (23.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Florida State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,004 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Florida State College is 2,233 and the part-time enrollment is 2,771. This means that 44.6% of students enrolled at Northwest Florida State College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northwest Florida State College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (66%), Northwest Florida State College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,107
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    526
  3. Black or African American
    397

The enrolled student population at Northwest Florida State College is 62.1% White, 10.5% Hispanic or Latino, 7.93% Black or African American, 6.65% Two or More Races, 2.9% Asian, 0.46% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.44% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 412 students (8.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 320 more women than men received degrees from Northwest Florida State College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwest Florida State College is white (917 degrees awarded). There were 7.22 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (127 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwest Florida State College is Registered Nursing (45 degrees awarded), followed by Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (35 degrees) and Purchasing, Procurement, Acquisitions, & Contracts Management (26 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwest Florida State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (815 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (41 degrees), and Protective Services (95 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Florida State College are Software developers (439,128 people), Other managers (174,287 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (135,260 people), Police officers (131,039 people), and Computer occupations, all other (117,790 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Florida State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (815 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (41 degrees), Protective Services (95 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (5 degrees), and Precision Production (14 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Florida State College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Northwest Florida State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (815 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (41 degrees), Protective Services (95 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (5 degrees), and Precision Production (14 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Florida State College are Computer Systems Design (515,289 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (325,514 people), Elementary & secondary schools (280,200 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (174,848 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (149,636 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Florida State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (815 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (41 degrees), Protective Services (95 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (5 degrees), and Precision Production (14 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northwest Florida State College.

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwest Florida State College was Registered Nursing with 45 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

544
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
864
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 544 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Florida State College, which is 0.63 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (864).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 327 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Florida State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.67 times less than the 488 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 488 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Florida State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.49 times more than the 327 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Florida State College is Female and Asian (57.1% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.14% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    917 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    127 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    125 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Florida State College is white (917 degrees awarded). There were 7.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (127 degrees).

9.02% of degree recipients (127 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    564 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    353 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwest Florida State College is white female (564 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (353 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Florida State College has an endowment valued at nearly $37.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $153k (0.412%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Northwest Florida State College had a total salary expenditure of $56.9M. Northwest Florida State College employs 37 Professors, 31 No academic ranks, and 13 Assistant professors. Most academics at Northwest Florida State College are Female No academic ranks (23), Male Professors(20), and Female Professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Florida State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 71 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 29 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$37.2M
2020 Endowment
0.634%
growth from 2019

Northwest Florida State College has an endowment valued at about $37.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Florida State College grew 0.634% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.6M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associates Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $25k - State
  3. $2.4M - Local

As of 2020, Northwest Florida State College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $25k from state grants and contracts, and $2.4M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.9M
2020 Salaries
4.36%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Northwest Florida State College paid a median of $19.9M in salaries, which represents 34.9% of their overall expenditure ($56.9M) and a 4.36% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.56% growth from 2018 and a 5.72% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.56M
Instructional Salaries
81
Number of Employees

In 2020, Northwest Florida State College paid a total of $4.56M to 81 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
37 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
71 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Florida State College were Professor with 37 employees; No academic rank with 31 employees; and No academic rank with 13 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Florida State College were Office and Administrative Support with 71 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 29 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Florida State College was Female No academic rank with 23 employees, Male Professor with 20 employees, and Female Professor with 17 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northwest Florida State College.

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