Northwestern College-Chicago Campus

School Highlights
  • Northwestern College-Chicago Campus serves 425 students (53% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.
  • Northwestern College-Chicago Campus is one of 28 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Northwestern College-Chicago Campus is City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College (1.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Northwestern College-Chicago Campus places among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty59 staff123 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Northwestern College-Chicago Campus has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Northwestern College-Chicago Campus diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment425 students3,999 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:135:1
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# Full-Time Students224 students1,386 students
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# Part-Time Students201 students2,613 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Northwestern College-Chicago Campus.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of IL.
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
-
% Asian
2%
4%
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% Hispanic
27%
16%
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% Black
49%
14%
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% White
16%
60%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score0.660.59
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College Completion Rate
27%
25%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$31,800
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Northwestern College-Chicago Campus and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of IL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $16,545 is more than the state average of $7,978. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $16,545 is more than the state average of $10,454. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$16,545$7,978
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Out-State Tuition Fees$16,545$10,454
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$30,000$7,736
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$4,000
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Acceptance Rate90%89%
This chart display the percent admitted of Northwestern College-Chicago Campus and the community college average percent admitted of IL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • With three campuses conveniently serving more than 2100 students in the greater Chicago area, Northwestern Business College provides a solid, career-focused education in some of the fastest growing professions. In as little as one to two years, NBC students can earn their certificate or degree and begin working in their chosen fields. Founded in 1902 to provide men and women with the specialized training necessary for a successful career in business and to support Chicago's rapidly growing business community, NBC continues to pursue the basic principles of its founder: to meet the needs of students who are career-oriented. The Professional and Continuing Education Center offers non-credit courses focusing on professions regulated by the state. These courses provide training and education that prepares you to earn or maintain your license as a real estate agent, property appraiser, home inspector, or insurance agent. Northwestern Business College offers focused programs that target the nation's fastest growing careers. Many NBC students have to balance work, school, family, and other obligations. We offer day, evening and weekend classes, allowing you maximum options for completing your coursework. Northwestern Business College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Chicago public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,721 per year for in-state students and $8,973 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,602 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Chicago is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Chicago community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Chicago is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.