Higher Education in Niceville

Northwest Florida State College
Located on College Boulevard in Niceville, Northwest Florida State College has earned a reputation for educational excellence and community involvement. As part of Florida’s public system of 28 state and community colleges, NWF State College offers bachelor’s degree programs, associate degrees, and certificates.

In addition to a record of regional and national accolades, NWF State College offers state-of-the-art student computer labs, a top-rated sports complex and a full program of intercollegiate and intramural sports, an ROTC program, a child development center, and a criminal justice training center. A 120,000 square foot Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center on the Niceville Campus provides students the finest in instructional facilities for dance, music, theater, the visual arts and the humanities.

In addition to a 264 acre campus in Niceville, NWF State College operates a joint campus with the University of West Florida in Fort Walton Beach, the Chautauqua Center in DeFuniak Springs, the Robert L.F. Sikes Education Center in Crestview and fulltime centers at Eglin Air Force Base, Hurlburt Field and a center in South Walton County.



The University of West Florida
The University of West Florida on the Emerald Coast is comprised of a unique group of locations dedicated to both traditional students and non-traditional students. UWF especially caters to members of the military and their families who are interested in pursuing their educational goals. UWF offers a variety of degree programs across its Emerald Coast locations, including providing courses and services to those students located on nearby Air Force bases. The University of West Florida’s main campus is located in Pensacola. Fort Walton Beach campus: 1170 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547.



Troy University
Troy University has been serving adult military students in Florida since 1973. As part of TROY’s Global Campus, operations in Florida initially included campuses at Eglin, Tyndall and MacDill AirForce Bases. In 1977, the University began serving the United States Navy with the opening of a site at NAS Pensacola. In response to changes in the higher education market, today TROY”s focus in Florida has broadened to include adult educational programs in civilian communities. University locations now include the original sites at Eglin AFB and Tyndall AFB as well as locations in Fort Walton Beach, Hurlburt Field, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, and Tampa. These Florida locations offer a range of programs at undergraduate and graduate levels and also serve as Student Services support centers for eTROY students from across the state and around the world who are enrolled in a broad range of 100% online programs.