Northwest College

Tel: (307)754-6000
2,051 students
Public institution

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Northwest College is a dynamic learning community dedicated to educational excellence. Through their involvement with the College, students acquire the knowledge and skills to successfully achieve their transfer, career, workforce development, and life-long learning goals.
School Highlights:
Northwest College serves 2,051 students (59% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 11%.
Northwest College is the only community colleges within Park County, WY.
The nearest community college is 5 Star Airforce Community College International (64.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Northwest College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,051 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,051 students
1,287 students
Northwest College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,205 students
832 students
Northwest College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 846 students
1,021 students
Northwest College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Northwest College sch enrollment Northwest College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Northwest College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
6%
7%
Northwest College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
-
12%
Northwest College Black (2006-2010)
% White
91%
66%
Northwest College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Northwest College More (2010-2012)
Northwest College sch ethnicity Northwest College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.17 0.45
Northwest College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,437 is less than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,037 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,437 $5,917
Northwest College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,037 $10,050
Northwest College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Northwest College is a dynamic learning community located in Powell, Wyoming, near Yellowstone National Park. In this exceptional setting, students of all ages and backgrounds receive personal attention from a highly credentialed faculty and staff. Northwest's diverse blend of academics, access to emerging technologies, and activities equips students to think critically, to fully develop their potential, and to succeed in an ever changing world. Northwest College opened in 1946 with nearly 100 full- and part-time students and three instructors who met in classrooms borrowed from the public school district. In 1953 the name was changed to Northwest Community College, and in 1968 the college's tax base was expanded to include all of Park County. The name changed once more to Northwest College in 1989. Over the years, the quality of instruction matured, and a residential campus developed. Northwest's 124-acre campus is one of the most attractive college campuses in Wyoming. Its 57 buildings include 14 instructional facilities, four residence halls and 80 apartments for 750 students, a student center, a child care center, and a library with electronic access to other libraries. Northwest College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National League for Nursing, and National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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