The University of West Florida

Pensacola, FL

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 8,881
Graduate Enrollment: 3,969
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential // medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 52.81%

Male/Female: 40% / 60% (2017)

First generation college students: 36.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 16.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.7% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,164
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1040 - 1230

2022 Median Admit ACT: 24
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 21 - 27

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 58.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 31.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 20.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 13.7% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 63.6%
Black: 10.4%
Hispanic: 10.6%
Asian: 3.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.3%
2+ races: 6.0%
Non-resident alien: 2.0%
Unknown race: 3.3%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $18,622
In-State tuition: $6,360
Out-of-State tuition: $19,241

Estimated books and supplies: $1,600 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $11,268 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,300 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $11,268 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,300 (2022)

Average Family Income: $59,408 (2017)
Median Family Income: $34,584 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 32.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 27.7%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $16,624 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $176 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $4,618
$30k-48k $6,805
$48k-75k $9,364
$75k-110k $14,579
$110k+ $13,276

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 35%
6-year graduation rate: 52%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 93.7% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $16,624 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $11,466 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $13,115 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $14,800 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 60.8% (2015)
@3 year 65.1% (2017)
@5 year 68.5% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 43.5% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 46.9% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $46,608 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $44,264 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 2
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 4
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 12 $36,235 ($3,020)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 18 $42,657 ($3,555)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 52 $17,978 $192 $71,672 ($5,973) $78,949 ($6,579)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 28 $18,500 $173
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Technology, General. 28 $23,000 $162
Bachelor's Degree Legal Support Services. 35 $19,250 $201 $32,711 ($2,726) $41,313 ($3,443)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 36 $14,000 $114 $20,348 ($1,696) $32,082 ($2,674)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 13
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 877 $15,125 $148 $37,059 ($3,088) $37,671 ($3,139)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 5
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 90 $18,500 $196 $27,775 ($2,315) $38,918 ($3,243)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 15
Bachelor's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 41 $20,731 $186 $28,560 ($2,380)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 28
Master's Degree Mathematics. 37 $284 $61,343 ($5,112)
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 14
Bachelor's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 8
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 140 $22,188 $201 $30,146 ($2,512) $40,646 ($3,387)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 14 $41,433 ($3,453)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 8
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 29
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 8
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 129 $17,915 $148 $30,365 ($2,530) $35,020 ($2,918)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 20 $407 $45,361 ($3,780) $47,859 ($3,988)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 74 $21,776 $193 $33,901 ($2,825) $43,362 ($3,614)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 7
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 53 $17,373 $150 $32,026 ($2,669) $36,233 ($3,019)
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 43 $22,916 $228 $36,184 ($3,015) $38,598 ($3,217)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 19 $33,918 ($2,827)
Master's Degree Anthropology. 11
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 7
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 5
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 37 $14,799 $172 $29,221 ($2,435) $47,854 ($3,988)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 26
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 10
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, Other. 11
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 22 $29,087 ($2,424)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 34 $16,750 $178 $31,211 ($2,601)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 7
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 8
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 49 $16,647 $159 $47,485 ($3,957)
Bachelor's Degree History. 35 $17,313 $190 $27,789 ($2,316) $35,350 ($2,946)
Master's Degree History. 7
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 26 $33,139 ($2,762) $39,209 ($3,267)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 8
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 21
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 124 $20,000 $182 $33,766 ($2,814) $39,849 ($3,321)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 1
Master's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 11
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 103 $19,385 $191 $63,429 ($5,286)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 31 $78,669 ($6,556) $101,550 ($8,463)
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 48 $392 $49,920 ($4,160) $50,296 ($4,191)
Doctoral Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 21 $68,330 ($5,694)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Curriculum and Instruction. 89
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 191 $223 $58,075 ($4,840) $61,843 ($5,154)
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 17
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 44 $29,750 $255 $37,219 ($3,102) $41,494 ($3,458)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 107 $297 $52,689 ($4,391) $66,058 ($5,505)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 11 $40,028 ($3,336) $41,635 ($3,470)
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 130 $23,385 $207 $39,871 ($3,323) $41,051 ($3,421)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 12
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 15 $36,836 ($3,070)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 24 $21,032 $183 $54,427 ($4,536) $59,642 ($4,970)
Bachelor's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 9
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 42 $300 $37,823 ($3,152)
Master's Degree Public Health. 39 $62,779 ($5,232) $108,467 ($9,039)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 557 $21,740 $133 $65,710 ($5,476) $67,805 ($5,650)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 53 $362 $86,097 ($7,175)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 47 $22,500 $44,923 ($3,744)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 63 $20,127 $188 $41,404 ($3,450) $53,832 ($4,486)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 144 $319 $63,500 ($5,292) $59,802 ($4,984)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 30 $19,786 $201 $39,209 ($3,267) $52,563 ($4,380)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 17 $57,830 ($4,819) $66,688 ($5,557)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 24 $20,500 $212 $50,345 ($4,195)
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 48 $18,000 $211 $28,602 ($2,384) $35,423 ($2,952)
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 3


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $81,693
Full time faculty: 100%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 21.0

School's endowment start of year: $63,513,251 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $66,401,120 (2022)