Rankings & Designations

University of West Florida

  • Ranked "#77 Most Affordable College for Parents" by StudentLoans.net (2016)
  • Ranked No. 3 in the "25 Best Online Colleges in Florida" by BestColleges.com (2016)
  • Ranked No. 32 in the "Most Affordable Online Graduate Schools for Master’s Degrees" by College Choice (2016)
  • Named a "Purple Heart University" by the Military Order of the Purple Heart (2015)
  • Ranked No. 26 in the "50 Best Colleges by the Sea" by Best College Reviews (2015)
  • Ranked No. 1 in the "Best Colleges for Sports in 2015" Division II Category by National Collegiate Scouting Association Athletic Recruiting (2015)
  • Ranked No. 11 in the "30 Most Beautiful Coastal College Campuses" by Best Value Schools (2015)
  • Ranked No. 19 in the "Featured 2015 Top Military Friendly Online Colleges" by SR Education Group (2015)
  • Ranked No. 22 in the "50 Most Affordable Online Graduate Schools for Master's Degrees" by Best Masters Programs (2015)
  • Received the "Community Engagement Classification" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (2015)
  • Ranked No. 37 on the "Most Affordable Online Colleges for Bachelor's Degrees" by College Choice. (2015)
  • Named a “Best for Vets″ college by Military Times (2014, 2015)
  • Named a top military-friendly school by G.I. Jobs magazine (2008-2015)
  • Designated as a “Best Southeastern College” by the Princeton Review (2003 – 2015)
  • Ranked No. 11 in the "Top Colleges for Future Service Members in Florida” by The College Database (2014)
  • Named No. 38 for Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans by the U.S. News and World Report (2014)
  • Named among 2014 "Best of the Best" for Top Veteran-Friendly Colleges by U.S. Veterans Magazine (2014)
  • Listed in Forbes “America’s Top Colleges” (2011, 2012, 2014)
  • Listed in the “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014)
  • Featured in Military Advanced Education’s Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities (2008 –2014)
  • Ranked No. 13 in the “Top Colleges for Future Service Members in Florida” by The College Database (2013)
  • Ranked No. 20 for Most Affordable Online Colleges in Florida by Affordable Colleges Online (2013)
  • Listed in Princeton Review’s “Guide to 311 Green Colleges” (2011-2013)

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Ranked No. 4 on the "Best Online Master in Political Science Degree Programs" by TheBestSchools.org (2016)

College of Business

  • Ranked No. 35 on the "Top 50 Affordable MBA Programs" by TopManagementDegrees.com (2016)
  • Ranked No. 48 on the "50 Best Accounting Schools in the USA" by Online-Accounting-Degrees.com (2016)
  • Ranked No. 5 in the U.S. for first-time pass rates by small accounting programs on the CPA exam by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (2013)

College of Education and Professional Studies

  • Ranked No. 28 for the "50 Most Affordable Accredited MSW Programs in the East" by BestSocialWorkPrograms.com (2016)
  • Ranked No. 39 on the "50 Most Affordable Selective Schools for a Bachelor of Social Work" by Social Work Degree Guide (2015)
  • Ranked No. 10 for 25 Best Online Master in Educational Leadership Degree Programs by TheBestSchools.org (2014)
  • Ranked No. 24 for 25 Best Bachelor in Legal Studies Programs by TheBestSchools.org (2014)
  • Named the No. 8 Top College in Florida for Teacher Education by The College Database (2013)
  • Listed in “The Best Education Graduate Schools for 2013-2014″ by MastersDegreeOnline.com (2013)
  • Ranked by GraduatePrograms.com for the Top Student Ranked Online Graduate Programs (2013)
    • No. 17 out of the Top 50 Online Graduate Programs
    • No. 10 for Top Student Rated Online Education Schools

Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering

  • Ranked No. 16 in the "Best Online Information Technology Degree" by CollegeStart.org (2016)
  • Ranked No. 50 on the "Best Online Bachelor's in Information Technology Programs" by College Choice (2016)
  • Ranked No. 14 on the "20 Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Science/IT" by AffordableSchools.net (2016)
  • Ranked No. 19 on the "Best Online Master’s in Mathematics Degrees" by Affordable Colleges Online (2016)
  • Ranked No. 7 in the "Best Colleges for Online Computer Science Degrees" by Computer Science Online (2016)
  • Ranked No. 6 on the "Top 30 Schools for an Online Computer Science Degree" by BestChoiceSchools.com (2016)
  • Ranked No. 5 for the "Top Online Engineering Colleges" by Open Education Database (2014)
  • Ranked by GetEducated.com in the “Best Buy Online Masters Degrees” (2013)
    • No. 6 for Online Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Selected as one of the “Top 200 Schools” by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (2013)
  • Included in the “Top 10 Online IT Colleges of 2013” by the Online Education Database (2013)

College of Health

  • Ranked No. 32 on the "Best Online Master’s in Public Health Degrees" by Affordable Colleges Online (2016)
  • Ranked No. 24 in the "Best Online RN to BSN Degree Programs" by OnlineColleges.net (2016)
  • Ranked No. 8 on the "Top 10 Affordable Online MPH Programs 2015" by BestMastersDegrees.com (2015)
  • Listed as a top Online Healthcare Administration Master's Program by OnlineMastersPrograms.org (2015)
  • Ranked No. 17 in the "50 Best Value Colleges for a Nursing Degree" by Best Value Schools (2015)
  • Ranked No. 37 in the "50 Most Affordable Online Master of Public Health Programs 2015" by Top Master's in Healthcare Administration (2015)
  • Ranked No. 40 in the "50 Most Affordable Competitive Colleges for Online Registered Nurse-Bachelor of Nursing Degrees" by Best Master of Science in Nursing Degrees (2015)
  • Ranked No. 30 in the "Top 50 Best Online Public Health Master’s Programs" by MastersDegree.com (2015)
  • Ranked No. 22 for "Best Value Online Public Health Degrees" by OnlineU.org (2014)
  • Ranked by GraduatePrograms.com for the Top Online Public Health Program (2014)
  • Ranked by GetEducated.com in the “Best Buy Online Masters Degrees” (2013)
    • No. 4 for Online Master’s of Public Health Degree
    • No. 12 for Master of Science in Nursing
  • Ranked in the “Top 20 Best Online Master of Public Health Degree Programs” by TheBestSchools.org (2012)