- Northwestern College is about preparing people well and quickly for a lifetime of opportunities. The faculty and staff at Northwestern College are committed to providing an excellent learning environment supported by outstanding student service and satisfaction. Northwestern College is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the College community.
Northwestern College serves 618 students (60% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
- Enrollment: 618 students
- In-state tuition: $17,010
- Out-state tuition: $17,010
- Acceptance Rate: 100%
- Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
- Minority enrollment: 82%
- Source: Verified school update
The teacher population of 86 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
(IL) Community College Avg.
Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Northwestern College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Northwestern College diversity score of 0.68 is equal to the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $17,010 is more than the state average of $8,158. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $17,010 is more than the state average of $10,899. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
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