Accreditations and Accolades


Accreditations

  • The College of Business at the University of West Florida is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB)—the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Fewer than 6% of the business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

  • The University of West Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of The University of West Florida may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org)

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Accolades

Ranked No. 10 among the "Top Public Schools" in the South by U.S. News & World Report (2023)

  • Ranked No. 4 in the "Top Ten Military Friendly® School - Large Public Category" (2022-23)

  • Ranked No. 9 in the "Best Colleges for Veterans, Regional Universities South" by U.S. News & World Report (2023)

  • Ranked No. 26 among the "Best Regional Universities South" by U.S. News & World Report (2023)

  • Ranked No. 54 among the "Top Performers on Social Mobility, Regional Universities South" by U.S. News & World Report (2023)

  • Ranked No. 54 in the "Best Value Schools, Regional Universities South" by U.S. News & World Report (2023)

  • Ranked No. 14 in the "Most Innovative School, Regional Universities South" by U.S. News & World Report (2021)

  • Ranked No. 4 in "Best Online Colleges in Florida" by TheBestSchools.org (2023)

  • Designated a Military Friendly® School with Gold distinction by VIQTORY, a military marketing company (2022-23)

  • Ranked among the “Best Online MBA Programs” by U.S. News & World Report (2023)
  • Named a "Best for Vets College" by Military Times (2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)

  • One of the only business schools in the Florida Panhandle region that is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB)

  • Named a “College of Distinction” by Colleges of Distinction (2022-2023)

  • Received the “Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award” from INSIGHT Into Diversity® magazine (2022)

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