Northwest Florida State College was established by the Florida legislature in 1963. NWF State College is part of the Florida College System, a network of 28 public state and community colleges. Located in the coastal heart of Northwest Florida, the college operates six area campuses and centers in Niceville, Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, South Walton County, and Hurlburt Field.
Northwest Florida State College offers associate's and bachelor's degree programs and certificate options, as well as adult education, high school equivalency instruction, and non-credit continuing education. Many of the degrees can be earned completely online.