Located in Niceville, Florida, Northwest Florida State College is a public community college, with a student population of close to 15,000. The school was formerly known as Okaloosa-Walton College, until 2008, when the name was officially changed to Northwest Florida State College. During the year 2008, this former junior college also began to offer four year degrees and was named part of Florida’s upper education under the Florida College Pilot Project. Northwest Florida State College’s campus encompasses approximately 328 acres of land within the city of Niceville. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is part of Florida’s public community college system.