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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?

370 Undergraduate Awards
  • 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.

Where Is Northwest College?

Location of Northwest College

Contact details for Northwest Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 231 W 6Th St, Powell, WY 82435-1898
Phone: 307-754-6000
Website: www.nwc.edu

How Do I Get Into Northwest Community College?

You can apply to Northwest Community College online at: www.nwc.edu/admissions/apply/

Northwest 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 College?

27% Take Out Loans
16.1% 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 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

811 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,488 undergraduate students at Northwest Community College, with 811 being full-time and 677 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Northwest Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 811 full-time undergraduates at Northwest Community College, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Northwest Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Northwest Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 62
White 650
International Students 55
Other Races/Ethnicities 31

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

207 Took All Classes Online
613 Took At Least One Class Online
7.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 613 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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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%
Sociology 50%

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
Sociology #33
Social Sciences #124

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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 71 0 71
Nursing 0 30 0 30
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 21 0 21
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 20 0 20
Design & Applied Arts 0 20 0 20
Precision Metal Working 1 14 4 19
General Psychology 0 16 0 16
Agricultural Production 0 5 9 14
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 12 0 12
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 5 5 0 10
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 10 10
Business Administration & Management 0 9 0 9
General Business/Commerce 0 9 0 9
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 8 1 9
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 8 0 8
Communication & Media Studies 0 7 0 7
General Engineering 0 7 0 7
Fine & Studio Arts 0 7 0 7
Music 0 7 0 7
Natural Resource Management 0 6 0 6
General Biology 0 5 0 5
History 0 5 0 5
Mathematics 0 5 0 5
Animal Science 0 4 0 4
Teacher Education Subject Specific 3 1 0 4
Romance Languages 0 4 0 4
Sociology 0 4 0 4
Animal Services 0 3 0 3
Plant Sciences 0 3 0 3
Physics 0 3 0 3
Political Science & Government 0 3 0 3
Air Transportation 0 3 0 3
General English Literature 0 2 0 2
Allied Health Professions 0 2 0 2
Health & Physical Education 0 2 0 2
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 2 0 2
Computer Information Systems 0 1 0 1
Chemistry 0 1 0 1
Anthropology 0 1 0 1
General Social Sciences 0 1 0 1
Agricultural Public Services 0 0 0 0
Accounting 0 0 0 0
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 0 0
Archeology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 9 337 24 370

References

*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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