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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,408 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
60.7% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
136 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Northwest College is $2,136, which is $1,086 less than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $6,408, which is 300% of the cost for in-state students, and is $528 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,230.

In 2016, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 16% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Northwest College has a total enrollment of 1,656 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest College is 1,006 students and the part-time enrollment is 650. This means that 60.7% of students enrolled at Northwest College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.9% White, 7.55% Hispanic or Latino, 2.17% Two or More Races, 0.66% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.48% Black or African American, 0.42% Asian, and 0.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27.4%), followed by White Male (21.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.54%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 121 more women than men graduated from Northwest College. The majority of students graduating from Northwest College are White. These 304 graduates mean that there were 10.9 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 28 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Northwest College is General Studies with 58 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 25 graduates and Commercial Photography with 19 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Northwest College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Agriculture, with 30 graduates, followed by Visual & Performing Arts with 52 graduates and Precision Production with 16 graduates.


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Northwest College has an endowment valued at nearly $16.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $299,372 (1.79%), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Northwest College had a total expenditure of $32.4M. Of that $32.4M, they spent $11.9M on salaries and $5.21M on benefits.

Northwest College employs 38 Assistant professors, 18 Instructors, and 15 Associate professors. Most academics at Northwest College are Male Assistant professors (25), Female Assistant professors (13), and Male Associate professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 26 employees, Service, with 20 employees, and Management with 13 employees.



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