The University of West Florida

Pensacola, FL
11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514-5750

The University of West Florida (UWF) is a public university in Pensacola, Florida. The university is a member of the State University System of Florida and is one of twelve accredited state universities. UWF is home to the John C. Pace Library, which is the largest public library in the northwest Florida region. The university offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as a doctorate in nursing practice.

UWF was founded in 1963 as the Pensacola Junior College. The college was renamed the University of West Florida in 1974 and became a state university in 1976. The university has grown rapidly in recent years, with a current enrollment of over 12,000 students. UWF is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

UWF offers a variety of degree programs through its five colleges: the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities; the College of Business; the College of Education and Professional Studies; the College of Nursing; and the College of Science and Engineering. The university also offers a doctorate in nursing practice.

UWF is committed to providing a quality education at an affordable price. The university offers a variety of financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs. UWF also offers a number of distance learning options, including online and hybrid courses.

UWF is located in Pensacola, Florida, on the Gulf Coast. The university is situated on 1,600 acres of land, with a nature preserve and a variety of recreational facilities. The climate in Pensacola is mild, with an average temperature of 71 degrees.

UWF is a dynamic and growing university with a commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service. The university offers a variety of opportunities for students to get involved, including clubs, organizations, sports and intramural activities. UWF also offers a number of cultural and social events throughout the year.

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Type: Public, 4-year or above

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Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $20,944

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $33,826

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at The University of West Florida is $77830.28. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at The University of West Florida. For graduates of The University of West Florida, we saw an average early-career income of $35400.00 and mid-career income of $55500.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.