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Northwest Career College Overview

Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, Northwest Career College is a private for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Las Vegas makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Northwest Career College Known For?

784 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Northwest Career College is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 78% of the faculty were full-time.

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Northwest Career College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Northwest Career College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#109 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Northwest Career College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Most Popular Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Northwest Career College?

Location of Northwest Career College

Contact details for Northwest Career College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7398 Smoke Ranch Road, Ste 100, Las Vegas, NV 89128
Phone: 702-254-7577

How Do I Get Into Northwest Career College?

You can apply to Northwest Career College online at:

Northwest Career College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Northwest Career College?

82% Take Out Loans
12.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Northwest Career College, approximately 82% of students took out student loans averaging $6,979 a year. That adds up to $27,916 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northwest Career College is 12.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Northwest Career College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,265 Full-Time Undergraduates
84% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,265 full-time undergraduates at Northwest Career College, 16% are male and 84% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Northwest Career College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northwest Career College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Northwest Career College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 102
Black or African American 341
Hispanic or Latino 438
White 220
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 164

Online Learning at Northwest Career College

0 Took All Classes Online
955 Took At Least One Class Online
1,550.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 955 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Northwest Career College has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Northwest Career College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northwest Career College was 1,550.4%. This is the #61 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Northwest Career College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Northwest Career College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 363 363
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 139 0 0 139
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 116 116
Dental Support Services 0 0 95 95
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 52 52
Legal Support Services 0 14 0 14
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 5 0 5
TOTAL 139 19 626 784


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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