Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus

7725 South Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview, IL 60455-0000
Tel: (708)237-5050
  • 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.
School Highlights
  • Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus serves 743 students (34% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus is one of 28 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
  • The nearest community college is Fox College (3.20 miles away).

School Overview

    Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus(IL) Community College Avg.
    Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
    Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic

    Student Body

    • The student population of 743 has declined by 28% over five years.
    • The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
    Total Enrollment743 students3,818 students
    Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
    # Full-Time Students256 students1,205 students
    Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
    # Part-Time Students487 students2,613 students
    Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
    Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
    % American Indian/Alaskan
    % Asian
    Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Asian (2010-2016)
    % Hispanic
    Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Hispanic (2007-2016)
    % Black
    Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Black (2007-2016)
    % White
    Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus White (2007-2016)
    % Two or more races
    Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus More (2011-2016)
    % Unknown races
    Northwestern College-Southwestern 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.0.700.58
    Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Diversity Score (2007-2016)
    College Completion Rate
    Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$32,200
    Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

    Finances and Admission

    • The private state tuition of $17,010 is more than the state average of $15,527. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
    Private State Tuition Fees$17,010$15,527
    Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Graduates$30,000$7,862
    Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$4,000
    Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
    Acceptance Rate89%89%
    Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    Nearby Schools

    • College Location Mi. Students
    • Fox College
      Private, for profit
      360 students | 3.20 Mi6640 S. Cicero
      Chicago IL  60638
    • 8,914 students | 3.90 Mi7500 S Pulaski Rd
      Chicago IL  60652
    • 15,286 students | 4.40 Mi9000 W. College Parkway
      Palos Hills IL  60465
    • 4,653 students | 5.30 Mi3801 S Central Ave
      Cicero IL  60804
    • 5,313 students | 8.20 Mi6301 S Halsted St
      Chicago IL  60621
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    Did You Know?
    For Cook County, IL public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,147 per year for in-state students and $9,660 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,648 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

    The average community college acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

    Cook County, IL 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 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Cook County, IL is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.