Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus

  • 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 597 students (46% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Two-Year: Health ProfessionsBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPublic

Student Body

The student population of Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus has declined by 19% over five years.
The Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment597 students3,099 students
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# Full-Time Students273 students1,095 students
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# Part-Time Students324 students2,004 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus. This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of IL.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
29%
24%
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% Black
48%
13%
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% White
16%
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus and the percentage of White community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score0.660.69
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College Completion Rate
20%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$31,800
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Northwestern College-Southwestern 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 private state tuition of $17,010 is more than the state average of $15,965. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,010$15,965
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%80%
Median Debt for Graduates$21,705$7,618
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$4,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Acceptance Rate89%89%
This chart display the percent admitted of Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus and the community college average percent admitted of IL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus is Fox College (3.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fox College
    Private for-profit
    443 students | 3.20 Mi6640 S. Cicero
    Bedford Park IL  60638
    (708) 444-4500
    3.20443
  • 13,762 students | 3.90 Mi9000 W. College Parkway
    Palos Hills IL  60465
    (708) 974-4300
    3.9013,762
  • 6,942 students | 4.00 Mi7500 S Pulaski Rd
    Chicago IL  60652
    (773) 838-7500
    4.006,942
  • 4,351 students | 5.40 Mi3801 S Central Ave
    Cicero IL  60804
    (708) 656-8000
    5.404,351
  • 3,136 students | 8.20 Mi6301 S Halsted St
    Chicago IL  60621
    (773) 602-5000
    8.203,136
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