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IPEDS ID: 138354
OPE ID: 00395500
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The University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, Florida 32514-5750
General information:  (850) 474-2000
Website:  uwf.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  12,763 (10,193 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  22 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty351268
Instructional338268
Research and public service130
Total graduate assistants-213
Instructional-208
Research-5
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$6,238$6,357$6,360$6,3600.0%
Out-of-state$19,120$19,238$19,241$19,2410.0%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,418$9,580$9,912$9,9120.0%
Other$3,600$2,600$2,300$2,60013.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,418$9,580$9,912$9,9120.0%
Other$4,300$2,600$2,600$2,6000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,000$2,300$2,600$2,300-11.5%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$19,456$19,737$19,772$20,0721.5%
Off Campus$20,156$19,737$20,072$20,0720.0%
Off Campus with Family$11,438$9,857$10,160$9,860-3.0%
Out-of-state
On Campus$32,338$32,618$32,653$32,9530.9%
Off Campus$33,038$32,618$32,953$32,9530.0%
Off Campus with Family$24,320$22,738$23,041$22,741-1.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$7,088
In-state fees$1,974
Out-of-state tuition$22,166
Out-of-state fees$1,974
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,20087%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,11581%$8,323,979$7,465
Federal grants58742%$3,020,513$5,146
Pell grants58242%$2,899,904$4,983
Other federal grants584%$120,609$2,079
State/local government grant or scholarships62645%$1,808,955$2,890
Institutional grants or scholarships85862%$3,494,511$4,073
Student loan aid64346%$4,804,470$7,472
Federal student loans63446%$4,317,217$6,809
Other student loans413%$487,253$11,884
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid16,29863%$35,001,722$5,558
Pell grants4,19542%$15,913,943$3,794
Federal student loans7,21272%$33,956,218$4,708
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$11,873$10,759$10,282
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$9,379$8,387$8,909
$30,001 – $48,000$11,036$9,828$9,631
$48,001 – $75,000$13,707$12,105$11,979
$75,001 – $110,000$15,817$14,769$14,525
$110,001 and more$16,401$15,941$16,124
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment12,763
Undergraduate enrollment10,193
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,387
Graduate enrollment2,570
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 71%
Part-time: 29%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 13%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 65%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 69%
25 and over: 31%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 87%
Out-of-state: 9%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 22%
Part-time: 78%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 31%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 52%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 72%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 22%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants7,1043,1293,975
Percent admitted42%41%42%
Percent admitted who enrolled46%51%42%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT65150%
ACT1,10585%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading470570
SAT Math460550
SAT Writing450540
ACT Composite2026
ACT English2026
ACT Math1925
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 72%
Part-time students: 51%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 44 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 47%
Transfer-out rate: 7%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 20%
6-year: 42%
8-year: 46%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 27%
6-year: 47%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 40%
Female: 54%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 17%
Asian: 39%
Black or African American: 38%
Hispanic/Latino: 48%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 44%
White: 49%
Two or more races: 66%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 29%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-5811--
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-25---
Category total-8311--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-6322--
Business Administration and Management, General-3850d--
Business/Commerce, General-19---
Business/Managerial Economics-1---
Finance, General-21---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-56---
Management Information Systems, General-8---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-43---
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management--66d--
Category total-249138d--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies-11516--
Category total-11516--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-5339d--
Information Technology-52d---
Category total-105d39d--
Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services--15--
Curriculum and Instruction--19d12d8
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--194d-5
Educational/Instructional Technology--3d--
Elementary Education and Teaching-23---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-2---
Music Teacher Education-8---
Reading Teacher Education--8d--
Special Education and Teaching, General-75d57d--
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education-19d---
Category total-127d296d12d13
Engineering
Computer Engineering, General-9---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-58---
Category total-67---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technology, General-13d---
Category total-13d---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-4513d--
Category total-4513d--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-15---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-23---
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling-136--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-137d---
Public Health, General--59d--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-176d5d--
Category total-364d70d--
History
History, General-3717--
Category total-3717--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-8413--
Category total-8413--
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-20---
Category total-20---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-30--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies113----
Category total11330--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-1931d--
Category total-1931d--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-4---
Category total-4---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-2313--
Category total-2313--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-11211--
Category total-11211--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy-10---
Category total-10---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-24---
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-10---
Physics, General-10---
Category total-44---
Psychology
Psychology, General-11425--
Category total-11425--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work-5255--
Category total-5255--
Social Sciences
Anthropology-3315--
Economics, General-2---
International Relations and Affairs-40---
Political Science and Government, General-185d--
Social Sciences, General-45d---
Social Sciences, Other-16d---
Category total-154d20d--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-41---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-18---
Fine/Studio Arts, General-14---
Music Performance, General-10---
Category total-83---
Grand total1131,9277681213
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 185
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 16
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 242
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 163
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $2,326
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $2,057
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,209
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,222
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 89%
Part-time students: 85%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
Baseball35
Basketball1416
Golf138
Soccer3428
Softball23
Swimming and Diving32
Tennis1914
Track and Field, X-Country119
Volleyball21
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1969 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/20/2002 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/22/2014 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health6/20/2009 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1971 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools9/1/1993 -  Accredited
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2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations291615
Liquor law violations702
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations211311
Liquor law violations102
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible25
Rape5
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery100
Aggravated assault111
Burglary12198
Motor vehicle theft621
Arson100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible24
Rape5
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault001
Burglary4177
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson100
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate7.2%7.5%9.7%
Number in default179168185
Number in repayment2,4682,2231,891
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)