President's Welcome

Dr. Devin StephensonWelcome to Northwest Florida State College!  We are honored that you have chosen our college to further your education.  At NWF State College, our mission is YOU!  We are committed to helping all students who come through our doors to achieve their individual goals for education and career success.

NWF State College provides the advantages of affordability, excellence, and access locally.  In addition to offering affordable tuition, our college consistently achieves national rankings for excellence and provides you access to a full college experience that blends academic and co-curricular interests in a flexible, convenient, and customized schedule.

Here are a few reasons you can be proud that you’ve chosen NWF:


  • NWF offers one of the best education values around with affordable tuition that is among the lowest of Florida colleges and is almost half the cost of attending a state university.


  • In 2016, NWF was named one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute, which recognizes high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges.
  • Associate in Arts (A.A.) graduates from NWF earn a higher GPA as juniors at a Florida university than their peers who began their academic studies at the same university as a freshman.
  • NWF offers superior academic instruction and ranks third in the Florida College System for the percentage of faculty with doctoral degrees.  At NWF, 96 percent of faculty hold advanced (master’s or doctoral) degrees.


  • Students receiving an A.A. degree at NWF are guaranteed admission to a Florida University with course credit that transfers seamlessly to a public university.
  • NWF offers 1,000+ classes with flexible schedule options, at six locations throughout Okaloosa and Walton Counties, as well as, online and hybrid courses. 

We are excited about the potential, the possibilities and the promise that exists for our students and the region of Northwest Florida. Most importantly, we are excited that you’ve chosen our great college to further your education and reach your career goals!

Again, thank you for choosing NWF!

Dr. Devin Stephenson, President