Our premier educational system is home to more than 33,000 students. Our primary and secondary public education is consistently ranked in the top three school districts statewide. The region is also known for exceeding on the FCAT. We boast several Blue Ribbon Schools. The rich mix of public and private schools accommodate families of all sizes. With strong early learning programs, children are reading by kindergarten. An educational system on the forefront of learning, this region is renowned for inventing programs.

University of West Florida Science and Engineering Building

Univ. of Florida Research and Education Engineering Facility

The University of Florida Research and Education Engineering Facility (UF/REEF) offers master's and doctoral degrees in engineering specialties. UF/REEF not only confers the advantages of a University of Florida academic degree, which enjoys international recognition as being granted from one of the world's finest engineering programs, but provides a state of the art facility to conduct technical research critical to the advancement of national defense and security capabilities.

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Locklin Technical Center

Programs include: Automotive, Building Construction, Carpentry, Computer Electronics, Culinary Arts, Diversified Career Technology, Electrical, Heating/Air & Refrigeration, Medical Administration, Web Design, Welding.

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University of West Florida

The University of West Florida is a public university located in Pensacola. UWF is a member institution of the State University System of Florida and is a Doctoral/Research University, which specializes in engineering and the humanities. The University has nearly 12,000 students and offers 51 bachelor's degrees and 25 master's degrees. UWF was established in 1963 and has the third largest campus in the State University System.

In 2010, UWF opened a new multi-million-dollar facility, home of the new School of Science and Engineering including the Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, and Software Engineering programs.

The building includes prototype robot fabrication and testing laboratories, 3-D virtual reality simulators, a state-of-the-art holo deck and a glass wall atrium that helps put science into public view. This construction is based on Project Kaleidoscope, a national initiative funded project by the National Science Foundation and the Keck Foundation. This collegiate facility is one of the first of its kind.

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Pensacola State College

Enrollment of 34,000 students. The college offers full-service campuses in Milton, Pensacola and Warrington, as well as the Downtown Center and a center at Pensacola Naval Air Station. Pensacola State offers more than 100 majors and concentrations.

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Northwest Florida State College

Student body of 7,000 students. Northwest Florida State College operates a joint campus with the University of West Florida. Northwest Florida State College has specialized programs in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, and Child-Care.

Northwest Florida State College operates a joint campus with the University of West Florida, and currently has the lowest tuition and fees of any public or private college in the state of Florida. With a student body of 7,000 students, Northwest Florida State College has specialized programs in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, and Child-Care. Last year, 82% of graduating students had received some kind of financial aid from Northwest Florida State College in order to attend. Northwest Florida State College's Arts Center for instructional and performing arts has 1,650 seats in its main theater. It features Broadway shows, a 195 seat flexible theater, an art wing with two galleries, a music wing, and a 24 track recording studio.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide established campuses in Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola in the early 1990s and added the Hurlburt Campus in 2001. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University is conveniently situated on Naval Air Station Pensacola, Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base. ERAU serves both military and civilian adults via the classroom setting and online learning. Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's degrees are all offered at Embry-Riddle at more than 130 sites around the world and are taught by experts with real-world experience who are leaders in their fields.

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Troy University

Affiliated with Troy University in Alabama, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor's, master's, and education specialist degrees.

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Okaloosa Choice Technical Center

Okaloosa Choice Technical Center offers quality high school and adult programs. Training is available in Medical Administrative Specialist, Automotive Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant/Patient Care Assistant, Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Creative Arts, Culinary Arts, Digital Cinema, Electrical Technology, Heating & Air Conditioning, Licensed Practical Nursing, Marine Service Technology, and Welding Technology..

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West Florida Technical High School

Presents academic and technical material to students, technical certification in addition to standard High School Diploma, mentoring and job-shadowing programs, academics, including college-prep courses, which directly relate to "real-world" employment.

George Stone Technical Center

Programs include: Accounting Operations, Administrative Office Specialist, Applied Cyber Security, Computer Systems & Information Technology, Network Support Services, Network Systems Administration, Emergency Medical Technician, Home Health Aide, Nursing Assistant, Air Conditioning, Automotive Repair and Services, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Electricity, Marine Service Technology, Welding, Correctional Officer, and Law Enforcement.

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Triangle of Technology Academy, Inc.

Triangle of Technology provides training and employable skills to those interested in a career in industrial machining. Students get a hands-on education through the school's many Business Development Labs. The courses offered are flexible, affordable, and personalized due to the smaller class sizes. When it's time for students to find a job, the career services department has a 94% placement rate.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale

SUIC offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management. This program is designed to provide course work and experience in the areas of management and supervision for individuals who have training in management and/or health oriented fields from colleges and universities, technical institutes, community colleges, proprietary institutions, or military mechanical schools.


Shannon Ogletree, Executive Director

Santa Rosa County EDO
6491 Caroline Street, Suite 4
Milton, Florida 32570-4592

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