Northwest Florida State College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,496
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,995
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
15.8%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
5,025
46.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
35.2%
219 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 (50 degrees awarded), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (43 degrees), and Purchasing, Procurement, Acquisitions, & Contracts Management (30 degrees).

In 2019, 1,363 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Florida State College. 62.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (939 degrees), 9.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (104 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Florida State College is $2,496, which is $−9,993 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Florida State College is $2,496, which is $−9,993 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,995.

In 2019, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 16% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,496
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Northwest Florida State College was $2,496. The cost of tuition at Northwest Florida State College is $−9,993 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$6,995
2019 Value
4.79%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Northwest Florida State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,995. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Northwest Florida State College grew by 4.79%.

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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 2019. 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 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
16%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Northwest Florida State College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 6.78% with respect to 2018, when 59% 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.
15.8%
2017 Default Rate
46
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Florida State College was 15.8%, which represents 46 out of the 292 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 5,025 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Florida State College is 2,342 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,683. This means that 46.6% 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 58.5% White, 8.66% Hispanic or Latino, 7.4% Black or African American, 6.33% Two or More Races, 2.57% Asian, 0.478% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.398% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Northwest Florida State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.6%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.17%). 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

46.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Florida State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,025 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Florida State College is 2,342 and the part-time enrollment is 2,683. This means that 46.6% of students enrolled at Northwest Florida State College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% 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 (63%), 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
    2,939
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    435
  3. Black or African American
    372

The enrolled student population at Northwest Florida State College is 58.5% White, 8.66% Hispanic or Latino, 7.4% Black or African American, 6.33% Two or More Races, 2.57% Asian, 0.478% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.398% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% 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, 746 students (14.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 351 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 (939 degrees awarded). There were 9.03 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (104 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwest Florida State College is Registered Nursing (50 degrees awarded), followed by Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (43 degrees) and Purchasing, Procurement, Acquisitions, & Contracts Management (30 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 (757 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (51 degrees), and Protective Services (99 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 Police officers (139,873 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (127,539 people), Other managers (109,319 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (104,252 people), and Secondary school teachers (51,787 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Florida State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (757 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (51 degrees), Protective Services (99 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (4 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 Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at Northwest Florida State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (757 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (51 degrees), Protective Services (99 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (4 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Florida State College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (348,010 people), Elementary & secondary schools (302,198 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (149,680 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (119,552 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (107,292 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Florida State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (757 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (51 degrees), Protective Services (99 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (4 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 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwest Florida State College was Registered Nursing with 50 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

506
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
857
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 506 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Florida State College, which is 0.59 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (857).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 290 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Florida State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.621 times less than the 467 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 467 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Florida State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.61 times more than the 290 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Florida State College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 4.11% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    939 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    104 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    101 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Florida State College is white (939 degrees awarded). There were 9.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (104 degrees).

7.41% of degree recipients (101 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    576 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    363 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwest Florida State College is white female (576 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (363 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Florida State College has an endowment valued at nearly $36.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $302k (0.818%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Northwest Florida State College had a total salary expenditure of $50.2M. Northwest Florida State College employs 44 Professors, 25 No academic ranks, and 17 Assistant professors. Most academics at Northwest Florida State College are Male Professors (24), Female No academic ranks(20), and Female Professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Florida State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 78 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 32 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$36.9M
2019 Endowment
4.42%
growth from 2018

Northwest Florida State College has an endowment valued at about $36.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Florida State College grew 4.42% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $26.1M 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. $104k - State
  3. $1.77M - Local

As of 2019, Northwest Florida State College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $104k from state grants and contracts, and $1.77M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.1M
2019 Salaries
5.56%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Northwest Florida State College paid a median of $19.1M in salaries, which represents 37.9% of their overall expenditure ($50.2M) and a 5.56% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.72% decline from 2017 and a 9.46% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.96M
Instructional Salaries
86
Number of Employees

In 2019, Northwest Florida State College paid a total of $4.96M to 86 employees working as instructors, which represents 26% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
78 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Florida State College were Professor with 44 employees; No academic rank with 25 employees; and No academic rank with 17 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Florida State College were Office and Administrative Support with 78 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 32 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Florida State College was Male Professor with 24 employees, Female No academic rank with 20 employees, and Female Professor with 20 employees.

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

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