Based in Pensacola since 1963, the University of West Florida is the largest provider of higher education, offering a range of associate, bachelor’s and masters degrees as well as doctoral programs to more than 12,000 students in its three colleges, and has awarded more than 59,000 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. The West Florida Argonauts are composed of 13 NCAA sports teams which make up the athletic program for UWF.
Pensacola State College is one of 28 public colleges in the Florida College System committed to affordable, open access to educational opportunities. PSC offers associate and baccalaureate degrees, career oriented certificates, college prep, recreation/leisure, adult education, GED prep, and standard high school diplomas. Pensacola State College services Escambia and Santa Rosa counties by providing convenient, accessible education at three campuses, three centers and online. PSC was recently ranked in the nation’s Top 50 producer of associate degrees in several disciplines.
Technical education is available at George Stone Technical Center. Troy University and Virginia College also operate branch campuses within the area.