For 50 years, the best and brightest minds have gathered at UWF, connecting coursework to careers in business and education; training professionals for an ever-changing health care landscape; preparing future scientists with hands-on experiences in the lab and preserving history through a world-class archaeology program. What started out as a ripple in 1967 has grown into a wave - of innovation, collaboration, creativity. Or, as it’s known at UWF - Sea Change.
Based in Pensacola with additional locations in the region, UWF is home to five academic colleges, offering a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, as well as specialist degrees and a doctorate in education. With a student population of nearly 13,000, UWF is committed to a close-knit academic experience and is consistently named a top “military friendly” University. In 2016, UWF added football to its roster of NCAA Division II sports.
A driver of economic impact in Northwest Florida and beyond, UWF generates approximately $1.47 billion in total annual salesacross the Florida economy.
At UWF, we see change coming, faster than ever, and we’re ready for it - because we’re leading it.
In the last 50 years, the University of West Florida has undergone a profound transformation. It’s grown from a graduating class of 58 students to more than 80,000 alumni who are making an impact across the world, as nurses, teachers, engineers, historians and entrepreneurs.
What started out as a pine forest has become the forward-thinking, innovative side of Florida. Fifty years ago was just the beginning. Here’s to the next 50 years of creation, innovation and transformation.
Let’s make some waves. Sea Change.