As Northwest Florida’s only state-funded public university, UWF is committed to providing a quality education to our region and beyond.


  • UWF has more than 12,000 students enrolled.
  • UWF generates approximately $1.47 billion in total annual sales across the Florida economy.
  • For every dollar of state funding and student tuition, UWF creates $5.99 in total spending impact.
  • When factoring in UWF graduate earnings, the return on investment is $14.22 to the state economy.

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Investment

For every dollar of state support and student fee investment, the University of West Florida returns $5.99 in total spending to the state economy. When factoring in UWF graduate earnings, UWF returns $14.22 to the state economy for each dollar invested in the University.

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Jobs

The University of West Florida supports nearly 15,000 jobs across the state of Florida and generates more than $1.5 billion in personal income annually.

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Professional Workforce

The University of West Florida has nearly 67,000 graduates, with 39,610 residing in the state of Florida. UWF provides more than 2,500 talented professional workforce members each year.

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Education

The greatest contribution of the University to the Northwest Florida region is the education of the community. UWF is the only public four-year regional university in Northwest Florida and this year will educate more than 12,000 students. UWF serves 2,500 military and veteran students and 34 percent of the 2011 freshman class is ethnically diverse.

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