Northwest College Overview
Northwest College is a public institution situated in Powell, Wyoming. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Powell draws many to the area.
What Is Northwest College Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Northwest Community College.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 96% of the faculty were full-time.
Northwest 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.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Northwest Community College.
Where Is Northwest College?
Contact details for Northwest Community College are given below.
|Address:||231 W 6Th St, Powell, WY 82435-1898|
How Do I Get Into Northwest Community College?
You can apply to Northwest Community College online at: www.nwc.edu/admissions/apply/
Can I Afford Northwest College?
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 Community College, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $4,512 a year. That adds up to $18,048 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Northwest Community College is 16.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.
Northwest College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 760 full-time undergraduates at Northwest Community College, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northwest College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||7|
|Hispanic or Latino||67|
Over 32 countries are represented at Northwest Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, United Kingdom, and China.
Online Learning at Northwest College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Northwest Community College has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 6th most popular in Wyoming for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Northwest Community College
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northwest College was 7.9%. This is the #1,462 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Northwest Community College regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Northwest Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||30%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||30%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Northwest Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Northwest Community College.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|General Social Sciences||#30|
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 College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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