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 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 40%.
  • Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus is one of 28 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus is Fox College (3.2 miles away).

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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.
    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 Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus has stayed relatively flat over five years.
    • The Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
    Total Enrollment743 students3,999 students
    This chart display the total enrollment of Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus and community college average number of enrollment of IL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
    # Full-Time Students256 students1,386 students
    This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of IL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
    # Part-Time Students487 students2,613 students
    This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of IL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
    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
    5%
    4%
    This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus and the percentage of Asian community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
    % Hispanic
    26%
    16%
    This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
    % Black
    27%
    14%
    This chart display the percentage of Black students in Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus and the percentage of Black community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
    % White
    39%
    60%
    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 2015-16 school year data.
    % Two or more races
    1%
    1%
    This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
    % Unknown races
    1%
    5%
    This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IL.
    Diversity Score0.700.59
    This chart display the diversity score of Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus and the community college average diversity score of IL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
    College Completion Rate
    37%
    25%
    This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of IL by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
    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 $15,527. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
    Private State Tuition Fees$17,010$15,527
    This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of IL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
    Median Debt for Graduates$30,000$7,736
    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 2014-15 school year data.
    Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$4,000
    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 2014-15 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 2015-16 school year data.
    Source: 2016 (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
      360 students | 3.20 Mi6640 S. Cicero
      Chicago IL  60638
      (708)444-4500
      3.20360
    • 8,914 students | 3.90 Mi7500 S Pulaski Rd
      Chicago IL  60652
      (773)838-7500
      3.908,914
    • 15,286 students | 4.40 Mi9000 W. College Parkway
      Palos Hills IL  60465
      (708)974-4300
      4.4015,286
    • 4,653 students | 5.30 Mi3801 S Central Ave
      Cicero IL  60804
      (708)656-8000
      5.304,653
    • 5,313 students | 8.20 Mi6301 S Halsted St
      Chicago IL  60621
      (773)602-5000
      8.205,313
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