We aspire to a purpose greater than ourselves by embracing the liberal arts tradition as the foundation for educating future generations. We foster curiosity, creativity, communication and compassion. Together, we believe these are the habits of mind and heart that offer fulfillment, success and meaningful connection.
Our mission, vision and values reflect these beliefs. In support of the University, the college dean’s staff supports our students, faculty, advisors and staff members in advancing this mission together.
The University of West Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. The University of West Florida also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of The University of West Florida may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).