• Control: Public
  • Carnegie Classification: Master Colleges and Universities [Master L, M, S]
  • Institution: 4 Year
  • Enrollment: > 10,000

2023 Recognition Categories

  • Job Satisfaction & Support
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Professional Development
  • Mission & Pride
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Faculty & Staff Well-being
  • Shared Governance
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

What makes your college a great place to work?

President's Statement

The University of West Florida is a fully engaged university recognized for the strength of our graduates, responsiveness to the needs of the state, and an unrelenting competitive spirit. We attract the best and brightest students, faculty and staff and believe in the power of higher education to drive change. UWF provides a positive environment for employees to excel in their careers by fostering collaboration, creativity and professional development.

Employee Comment

I truly feel as if the duties that I perform daily in my job have a positive impact on the future of others. I believe that this institution cares about students, faculty, and staff. UWF is a special place for my family because it is where my mom worked until she retired, where my husband, son, and I earned our Bachelors degrees, and where I intend to work until I retire. I am proud to be a part of the UWF community.

Vital Statistics

    Employee Counts

  • Full-time Administrators: 163
  • Full-time Exempt Professional Staff: 439
  • Full-time Faculty: 334
  • Full-time Non-exempt Staff: 226
  • Adjunct Faculty: 267

    Average Annual Salary

  • Full-time Administrators: $106,693
  • Full-time Faculty: $84,888
  • Full-time Exempt Professional Staff: $54,251
  • Full-time Non-exempt Staff: $39,089

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 10%
  • Full-time Staff: 13%
  • 11 Years Recognized
  • 5 Years Honor Roll

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