Northwestern College-Chicago Campus

4829 North Lipps Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
Tel: (773)777-4220
425 students
Public institution
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 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Northwestern College-Chicago Campus is one of 30 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
  • The nearest community college is City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College (1.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus (IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 59 staff 121 staff
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 425 has declined by 44% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 425 students 3,207 students
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1 36:1
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 224 students 1,118 students
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 201 students 2,604 students
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus Black (2007-2015)
% White
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus More (2012-2015)
% Unknown races
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.66 0.58
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $16,215 is more than the state average of $7,252. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $16,215 is more than the state average of $9,471. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $16,215 $7,252
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,215 $9,471
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 82%
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Percent Admitted 90% 84%
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus Percent Admitted (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (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 $5,961 per year for in-state students and $7,498 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,500 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Chicago community colleges have a 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. of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Chicago is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.