Northwest College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,150
2022 Average Net Price
$8,533
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
6.47%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,423
45.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
43.7%
179 Graduates

About

Northwest College is a higher education institution located in Park County, WY. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Northwest College were General Studies (56 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (34 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (10 degrees).

In 2022, 278 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest College. 66.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (222 degrees), 11.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest College is $3,150, which is $−4,962 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Northwest College is $3,150, which is $−4,962 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,533.

In 2022, 73% of undergraduate students attending Northwest College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 11% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,150
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Northwest College was $3,150. The cost of tuition at Northwest College is $−4,962 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,533
2022 Value
5.16%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northwest College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,533. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northwest College grew by 5.16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,584
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest College was of $8,584 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.37% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
11%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Northwest College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 23.7% with respect to 2021, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.47%
2019 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest College was 6.47%, which represents 13 out of the 201 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Northwest College had a total enrollment of 1,423 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northwest College is 650 students and the part-time enrollment is 773. This means that 45.7% of students enrolled at Northwest College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.3% White, 7.87% Hispanic or Latino, 1.83% Two or More Races, 1.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.703% Black or African American, 0.562% Asian, and 0.0703% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.8%), followed by White Male (31.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,423 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest College is 650 and the part-time enrollment is 773. This means that 45.7% of students enrolled at Northwest College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northwest College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Northwest College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,142 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    112 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    26 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northwest College is 80.3% White, 7.87% Hispanic or Latino, 1.83% Two or More Races, 1.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.703% Black or African American, 0.562% Asian, and 0.0703% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 32 students (2.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 90 more women than men received degrees from Northwest College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwest College is white (222 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Northwest College is General Studies (56 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (34 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (10 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwest College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (5 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Precision Production (7 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest College are Elementary & middle school teachers (165,897 people), Other managers (129,412 people), Graphic designers (98,874 people), Postsecondary teachers (92,853 people), and Secondary school teachers (84,424 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest College in 2022 are Transportation (5 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), Precision Production (7 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (56 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Northwest College are Transportation (5 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), Precision Production (7 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (56 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest College are Elementary & secondary schools (358,692 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (200,752 people), Computer Systems Design (114,484 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (90,950 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (68,038 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest College are Transportation (5 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), Precision Production (7 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (56 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northwest College.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 55 degrees awarded
  2. 28 degrees awarded
  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common associates degree concentration at Northwest College was General Studies with 55 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

94
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
184
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 94 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest College, which is 0.511 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (184).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest College in General Studies, which is 0.806 times less than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest College in General Studies, which is 1.24 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Northwest College is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    222 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest College is white (222 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

2.16% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    158 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    64 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwest College is white female (158 degrees awarded). There were 2.47 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (64 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest College has an endowment valued at nearly $36M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.62%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Northwest College had a total salary expenditure of 28.8M. Northwest College employs 17 Assistant professors, 16 Associate professors and 15 Instructors. Most academics at Northwest College are Male Associate professor (12), Male Assistant professor (11), and Female Instructor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 21 employees, Service, with 17 employees, and Management with 13 employees.

Endowment

$36M
2022 Endowment
27.1%
growth from 2021

Northwest College has an endowment valued at about $36M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest College grew 27.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.8M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$9.17M
2022 Salaries
15.8%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Northwest College paid a median of $9.17M in salaries, which represents 31.9% of their overall expenditure ($28.8M) and a 15.8% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.28M
Instructional Salaries
51
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northwest College paid a total of $3.28M to 51 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
21 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest College were Assistant professor with 17 employees, Associate professor with 16 employees, and Instructor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest College were Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees, Service with 17 employees, and Management with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest College was Male Associate professor with 12 employees, Male Assistant professor with 11 employees, and Female Instructor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northwest College.

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