The University of West Florida

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,735
2022 Average Net Price
$8,609
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.85%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
48%
9,113 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
13,521
50.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
53.1%
676 Graduates

About

The University of West Florida is a higher education institution located in Escambia County, FL. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at The University of West Florida were Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,228 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 4,639 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of West Florida. 62.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,993 degrees), 6.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (473 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of West Florida is $3,735, which is $−26,415 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at The University of West Florida is $3,735, which is $−26,415 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,609.

In 2022, 72% of undergraduate students attending The University of West Florida received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 26% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,735
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at The University of West Florida was $3,735. The cost of tuition at The University of West Florida is $−26,415 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$8,609
2022 Value
16.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 The University of West Florida had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,609. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of The University of West Florida grew by 16.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,268
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of West Florida was of $11,268 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at The University of West Florida received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 14.3% with respect to 2021, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.85%
2019 Default Rate
51
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at The University of West Florida was 1.85%, which represents 51 out of the 2758 total borrowers.

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Admissions

The University of West Florida received 9,113 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.23% annual growth. Out of those 9,113 applicants, 4,377 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48% acceptance rate.

There were 13,521 students enrolled at The University of West Florida in 2022. 60% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of West Florida has an overall enrollment yield of 27%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,377
Accepted Out of 9,113

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of West Florida was 48% (4,377 admissions from 9,113 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 52.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.23%, while admissions declined by −4.29%..

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SAT Scores

60%
Submission Percentage (2022)
711
Scores Submitted (2022)

60% of enrolled first-time students at The University of West Florida in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of West Florida had a total enrollment of 13,521 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at The University of West Florida is 6,872 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,649. This means that 50.8% of students enrolled at The University of West Florida are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The University of West Florida, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.3% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 11% Black or African American, 5.4% Two or More Races, 3.71% Asian, 0.333% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.222% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of West Florida in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.7%), followed by White Male (26%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.4%), followed by White Male (14.9%) and Black or African American Female (11.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of West Florida in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,521 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of West Florida is 6,872 and the part-time enrollment is 6,649. This means that 50.8% of students enrolled at The University of West Florida are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2022 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 The University of West Florida was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), The University of West Florida had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,154 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,617 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,481 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at The University of West Florida is 60.3% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 11% Black or African American, 5.4% Two or More Races, 3.71% Asian, 0.333% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.222% 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 Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 565 students (4.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,127 more women than men received degrees from The University of West Florida. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The University of West Florida is white (2,993 degrees awarded). There were 6.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (473 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at The University of West Florida is Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,228 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at The University of West Florida, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,239 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (147 degrees), and Education (521 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of West Florida are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,696,304 people), Secondary school teachers (545,771 people), Physicians (421,159 people), Education administrators (302,790 people), and Other managers (251,854 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of West Florida in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,239 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (147 degrees), Education (521 degrees), Biology (174 degrees), and History (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of West Florida are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at The University of West Florida are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,239 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (147 degrees), Education (521 degrees), Biology (174 degrees), and History (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 The University of West Florida are Elementary & secondary schools (3,033,926 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (617,939 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (559,171 people), Offices of physicians (233,249 people), and Outpatient care centers (168,470 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of West Florida are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,239 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (147 degrees), Education (521 degrees), Biology (174 degrees), and History (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by The University of West Florida.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 384 degrees awarded
  2. 132 degrees awarded
  3. 122 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of West Florida was Registered Nursing with 384 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,756
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,883
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,756 degrees were awarded to men at The University of West Florida, which is 0.609 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,883).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 556 degrees were awarded to men at The University of West Florida in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.827 times less than the 672 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 672 degrees were awarded to men at The University of West Florida in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.21 times more than the 556 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 31% of students graduating from The University of West Florida completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (87%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at The University of West Florida is Female and Asian (87% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.444% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,993 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    473 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    468 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of West Florida is white (2,993 degrees awarded). There were 6.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (473 degrees).

1.7% of degree recipients (79 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,869 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,124 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    308 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at The University of West Florida is white female (1,869 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1124 degrees).

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Operations

The University of West Florida has an endowment valued at nearly $86.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.83%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, The University of West Florida had a total salary expenditure of 233M. The University of West Florida employs 85 Assistant professors, 82 Professors and 79 Associate professors. Most academics at The University of West Florida are Male Professor (59), Female Assistant professor (48), and Male Associate professor (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of West Florida are: Management, with 250 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 178 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 131 employees.

Endowment

$86.9M
2022 Endowment
30.8%
growth from 2021

The University of West Florida has an endowment valued at about $86.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of West Florida grew 30.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $286M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $20.4M - Federal
  2. $1.1M - State
  3. $151k - Local

As of 2022, The University of West Florida received $20.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.1M from state grants and contracts, and $151k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$93.2M
2022 Salaries
4.6%
decline from 2021

In 2022, The University of West Florida paid a median of $93.2M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($233M) and a 4.6% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$27.4M
Instructional Salaries
320
Number of Employees

In 2022, The University of West Florida paid a total of $27.4M to 320 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
85 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
250 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of West Florida were Assistant professor with 85 employees, Professor with 82 employees, and Associate professor with 79 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of West Florida were Management with 250 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 178 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 131 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of West Florida was Male Professor with 59 employees, Female Assistant professor with 48 employees, and Male Associate professor with 44 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at The University of West Florida.

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