The University of West Florida

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,735

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,550

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.09%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

49.6%

5,774 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

13,040

57% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

44.1%

563 Graduates

About

The University of West Florida is a higher education institution located in Escambia County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The University of West Florida were Registered Nursing (264 degrees awarded), General Health Services (146 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (140 degrees).

In 2017, 3,893 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of West Florida. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,590 degrees), 6.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (416 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of West Florida is $3,735, which is $-22,765 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of West Florida is $3,735, which is $-22,765 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,550.

In 2017, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,735

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at The University of West Florida was $3,735. The cost of tuition at The University of West Florida is $-22,765 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$11,550

2017 Value

3.36%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 The University of West Florida had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,550. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of The University of West Florida grew by 3.36%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,354

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of West Florida was of $9,354 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at The University of West Florida received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 6.78% with respect to 2016, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

6.09%

2016 Default Rate

167

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at The University of West Florida was 6.09%, which represents 167 out of the 2742 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

The University of West Florida received 5,774 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 22.8% annual decline. Out of those 5,774 applicants, 2,863 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49.6% acceptance rate.

There were 13,040 students enrolled at The University of West Florida in 2017, and 47% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of West Florida has an overall enrollment yield of 38.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,863

Accepted Out of 5,774

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of West Florida was 49.6% (2,863 admissions from 5,774 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 40.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -22.8%, while admissions declined by -6.19%.

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SAT Scores

47%

Submission Percentage

515

Scores Submitted

47% of enrolled first-time students at The University of West Florida in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of West Florida has a total enrollment of 13,040 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of West Florida is 7,427 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,613. This means that 57% 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 65.7% White, 12.1% Black or African American, 9.29% Hispanic or Latino, 4.59% Two or More Races, 3.14% Asian, 0.567% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.291% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of West Florida in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.9%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Black or African American Female (6.72%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (47.8%), followed by White Male (19.4%) and Black or African American Female (7.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

57%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of West Florida, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,040 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of West Florida is 7,427 and the part-time enrollment is 5,613. This means that 57% of students enrolled at The University of West Florida are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2017 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 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), The University of West Florida had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,565

  2. Black or African American

    1,583

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,212

The enrolled student population at The University of West Florida is 65.7% White, 12.1% Black or African American, 9.29% Hispanic or Latino, 4.59% Two or More Races, 3.14% Asian, 0.567% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.291% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 223 students (1.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 849 more women than men received degrees from The University of West Florida. The majority of degree recipients at The University of West Florida are white (2,590 degrees awarded). There were 6.23 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (416 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of West Florida is Registered Nursing (264 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (146 degrees) and General Health & Physical Education (140 degrees).

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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (147 degrees awarded), Education (550 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (839 degrees).

Workforce

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 (2,006,162 people), Secondary school teachers (360,652 people), Education administrators (282,961 people), Postsecondary teachers (175,459 people), and Other managers (173,760 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of West Florida are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (147 degrees awarded), Education (550 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (839 degrees), Math & Statistics (65 degrees), and History (49 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

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 Surgeons, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at The University of West Florida are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (147 degrees awarded), Education (550 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (839 degrees), Math & Statistics (65 degrees), and History (49 degrees).

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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 (2,959,342 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (366,433 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (189,040 people), Computer Systems Design (134,877 people), and Legal services (113,277 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of West Florida are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (147 degrees awarded), Education (550 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (839 degrees), Math & Statistics (65 degrees), and History (49 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. 264 degrees awarded

  2. 146 degrees awarded

  3. 140 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of West Florida was Registered Nursing with 264 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,522

  2. 2,371

In 2017, 1,522 degrees were awarded to men at The University of West Florida, which is 0.642 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,371).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 369 degrees were awarded to men at The University of West Florida in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.795 times less than the 464 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 464 degrees were awarded to women at The University of West Florida in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.26 times more than the 369 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%

100% Completion Time

47%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 27% 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, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (57.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of West Florida is Female and Two or More Races (57.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.533% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,590 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    416 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    348 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of West Florida is white (2,590 degrees awarded). There were 6.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (416 degrees).

1.59% of degree recipients (62 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,570 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,020 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    275 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of West Florida is white female (1,570 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,020 degrees).

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Operations

The University of West Florida has an endowment valued at nearly $62M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $403k (0.65%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, The University of West Florida had a total salary expenditure of $239M. The University of West Florida employs 105 Assistant professors, 75 Professors, and 67 Associate professors. Most academics at The University of West Florida are Male Assistant professors (57), Male Professors(54), and Female Assistant professors (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of West Florida are: Management, with 265 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 222 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 177 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$62M

2017 Endowment

12.5%

growth from 2016

The University of West Florida has an endowment valued at about $62M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of West Florida grew 12.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $225M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $11M - Federal

  2. $3.02M - State

  3. $223k - Local

As of 2017, The University of West Florida received $11M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.02M from state grants and contracts, and $223k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$103M

2017 Salaries

4.8%

growth from 2016

In 2017, The University of West Florida paid a median of $103M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($239M) and a 4.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.331% growth from 2015 and a 13.3% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.4M

Instructional Salaries

338

Number of Employees

In 2017, The University of West Florida paid a total of $25.4M to 338 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

105 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

265 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of West Florida were Assistant professor with 105 employees; Professor with 75 employees; and Professor with 67 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of West Florida were Management with 265 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 222 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 177 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of West Florida was Male Assistant professor with 57 employees, Male Professor with 54 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 48 employees.

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

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