Listed in Forbes “America’s Top Colleges” (2011, 2012)

No. 27 on the Forbes “Top 100 Best Buy Colleges” list (2011)

No. 136 on the Forbes “Best Southern Colleges” list (2011)

No. 168 on the Forbes “Best Research Universities” list (2011)

Designated as a “Best Southeastern College” by the Princeton Review (2003 – 2013)

Ranked No. 22 on the “Best for Vets: Colleges 2014″ rankings by Military Times (2013)

Ranked No. 92 on the 2013 National Universities Rankings by The Washington Monthly (2013)

Named a College of Distinction by (2011)

Named a top military-friendly school by both Military Advanced Education magazine and G.I. Jobs magazine (2008 – 2012)

Ranked No. 13 in the “Top Colleges for Future Service Members in Florida” by The College Database. (2013)

Designated a StormReady University by the National Weather Service (2011, 2012)

Listed in Princeton Review’s “Guide to 311 Green Colleges” (2011, 2012)


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)

100 percent pass rate among UWF nursing graduates on the NCLEX exam (2013)

Named the No. 8  Top College in Florida for Teacher Education by The College Database (2013)

Ranked No. 20 for Most Affordable Online Colleges in Florida by Affordable Colleges Online (2013)

Listed in “The Best Education Graduate Schools for 2013-2014″ by (2013)

Ranked No. 5 for Top Online Engineering Colleges by Open Education Database (2014)

Ranked by for the Top Student Ranked Online Graduate Programs (2013)

Ranked by in the “Best Buy Online Masters Degrees” (2013)

  • No. 4 for Online Master’s of Public Health Degree
  • No. 6 for Online Master of Science in Computer Science
  • No. 12 for Master of Science in Nursing

Ranked by in the “Best Buy Online Masters Degrees” (2012)

  • No. 1 for Public Health (MPH)
  • No. 6 for Management (MSA)
  • No. 22 for Education (M.Ed. Leadership Certification)
  • No. 6 for Education (M.Ed. Curriculum &Instruction)
  • No. 33 for Special Education (ESE)
  • No. 7 for Education Management (ETMS)
  • No. 15 for Instructional Technology (IT)
  • No. 8 for Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction)
Selected as one of the “Top 200 Schools” by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society  (2012-2013)
Included in the “Top 10 Online IT Colleges of 2013” by the Online Education Database (2013)
Ranked in the “Top 20 Best Online Master of Public Health Degree Programs” by (2012)


Listed in the “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education (2011, 2012)

Ranked highest for Professional/Career Development Programs and Supervisor or Department Chair Relationship (2011)

Ranked highest for Work/Life Balance, Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship, Facilities and Workplace & Security, Military-Friendly Institutions (2011)

Recognized by Baptist Leadership Institute in “Best Practices: Leading the Way to Cultural Excellence” (2011)