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Is NWC a Good School for the Money?

Northwestern College Value Report

College Factual's Best for the Money Rankings compare the quality of a NWC degree with its cost to determine if the school is asking a fair price. Read the NWC annual value report below.

Within Iowa, NWC Offers Good Quality for a Good Price.

Top 20% Iowa Value
Top 50% Iowa Quality

Northwestern College is ranked #12 out of #31 in Iowa for quality and #6 out of #30 for Iowa value.

This makes it a good quality for a good price in the state.

State Value Ranking  6 out of 30
Great Value
State Value Score  80.00 out of 100
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the NWC financial aid page to be sure.

Very Good Value Nationwide

Top 5% National Value
Top 30% National Quality

Northwestern College is ranked #48 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

The quality education Northwestern College provides combined with keeping costs low makes this school underpriced and a great value. That's why NWC earned their #48 ranking on the Best Colleges for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  48 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  96.74 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
University of Minnesota - Morris $68,959 A+
Northwestern College $104,757 A+
Carroll College $126,282 A
Niagara University $126,692 A
Florida Southern College $130,188 A-
University of Idaho $143,576 B
Gannon University $145,671 B-
Edgewood College $146,234 B-
Baruch College $153,315 C
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus $182,145 D-

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $104,757 for a NWC Degree

The average NWC student's degree will cost an estimated $104,757. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $25,365 and a typical 4.13 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $25,365
Average Years to Graduate 4.13
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $104,757

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average NWC student takes 4.13 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your NWC degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$103,027 In-State With Aid
$189,567 Avg Cost No Aid
4.13 Years to Graduate

The net price YOU pay may be very different than the typical net price.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how NWC value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $189,567 #342 B+
All Students $104,757 #48 A+
Only Students Receiving Aid $103,027 #101 A
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $189,567 #5 A-
All Students $104,757 #6 A-
Only Students Receiving Aid $103,027 #7 B+

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Iowa.

About 100% of NWC students receive financial aid. Get more details on what NWC financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average NWC cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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