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Northwest College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Northwest College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Northwest College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Northwest College was awarded 48 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is welding technology/welder.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Northwest Community College is ranked #2,140 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Northwest Community College also holds the #7 spot on the Best Colleges in Wyoming ranking.

See all of the rankings for Northwest College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Northwest Community College?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Northwest College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about Northwest College admissions.

Northwest College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Northwest Community College is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Northwest College is 94%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  94 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Northwest College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Northwest College is 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Northwest College.

Northwest College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,446 undergraduates at Northwest Community College with 760 being full-time and 686 being part-time.

How Much Does Northwest College Cost?

The overall average net price of Northwest Community College is $5,902. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Northwest Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$3,875 $3,436 $7,132 $8,944 $8,789

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Northwest Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Northwest Community College, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $4,512 a year. That adds up to $18,048 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northwest Community College is 15.2%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Get more details about paying for Northwest College.

How Much Money Do Northwest Community College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Northwest Community College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $30,000 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 25% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Northwest College make the most money.

Location of Northwest College

Northwest College is a public institution situated in Powell, Wyoming. The surrounding location of Powell is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

Get more details about the location of Northwest College.


Contact details for Northwest Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 231 W 6Th St, Powell, WY 82435-1898
Phone: 307-754-6000

Northwest College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Northwest College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Northwest Community College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 685 students took at least one online class at Northwest College. This is an increase from the 613 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 685 223
2017-2018 613 207
2016-2017 638 172
2015-2016 611 142
2013-2014 567 161

Learn more about online learning at Northwest College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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