Complete Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Complete Florida is an exciting new strategy for the state of Florida providing focus on recruiting, retaining and recovering the state’s adult learners that have stopped out of college. The Complete Florida program will give priority to veterans or active duty members of the United States Armed Forces.


Complete Florida is a program designed for qualified Floridians to complete a college degree within a reasonable and flexible timeframe using innovative approaches such as online learning, accelerated courses and intentional advising and coaching. Complete Florida will recruit, retain and recover the state’s adult learners that have stopped out of college.

The goal is to provide pathways for these adults to return to college complete their degree and expand their career options in areas of high need. The University of West Florida’s new Innovation Institute, led by Dr. Pam Northrup will lead the implementation of Complete Florida. As such, UWF will develop the concierge-based student model, lead the recruitment and marketing campaign and identify the program areas needed to support the initiative. UWF will also lead the competency-based model prescribed for some of the degree programs offered through Complete Florida.

UWF will partner with several institutions to offer programs, specializations and concentrations that are accelerated and fully online. UWF’s initial partner is St. Petersburg State College to model how institutions can work collaboratively on this project through a single program offering with an A.S. to B.S. articulation. To develop the approach for Complete Florida, a team has been meeting weekly to frame the initiative.

Expected Outcomes: 

Increase degree production/educational attainment for the adult learner population in Florida by meeting workforce needs.



11000 University Parkway
Pensacola 32514
United States