Northwest College

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Institutional Profile

Northwest College 2012 Facts*

Northwest College

Founding

Founded in 1946, NWC is a two-year, comprehensive community college serving Park County (tax district) and Park, Big Horn and Washakie Counties (service area).

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
www.ncacihe.org

Students

2,145 credit students

59% — full time
41% — part time
75% — Wyoming
22% — other states
3% — other countries

Annual Cost

$10,490 approximate total
(Wyoming resident living on campus)

$2,330 — resident tuition & fixed fees ($5,738 nonresident)
$4,460 — room & board (2 per room, 19 meals/week)
$1,000 — books & supplies
$1,500 — personal/miscellaneous
$1,200 — transportation

Student Scholarships

(Dollars awarded by NWC)

44% of students receive scholarships

71% — institutionally funded
29% — privately funded
$2,344 — average annual scholarship

Employees

328 total employees

164 — faculty, 81 full-time
17:1 student-to-faculty ratio
33% of full-time faculty hold doctorates or terminal degrees
(national community college average is about 15%)

164 — administrative, professional and classified staff

Campus

Main campus, Powell

124 — total acres
59 — buildings (includes West Campus buildings)

Three off-campus locations

A.L. Mickelson Field Station (50 miles west of Powell)
Cody Center
Worland Center
Rodeo Arena
Programs of Study

54 — transfer degrees
19 — technical degrees
34 — certificates

Library
116,089 — books
62,418 — periodicals and electronic periodicals
28,531 — videos and audio materials (includes electronic)
  • Access on and off campus to more than 200 online databases
Budget

$34,579,124 total (2011-12 year)

$14,447,795 — state funding
$4,162,040 — local funding (Park County mill levy, motor vehicle taxes, etc.)
$4,570,909 — tuition and fees
$4,791,166 — auxiliary fund (bookstore, residence halls, etc.)
$4,564,278 — federal grants/contracts
$2,042,936 — other sources (state & local grants/contracts, private gifts/grants/contracts, endowment income)

Endowment Funds

(As of Dec. 31, 2011)

$21,767,545 total endowment

$7,983,674 — NWC (managed by NWC Foundation)
$13,783,871 — NWC Foundation

NWC Alumni Association

Founded in 1988
(First two-year college alumni association in Wyoming)
nwc.edu/alumni

21,496 alumni worldwide

Economic Impact

$17,432,395 employee payroll (salary & benefits during 2011)

5th largest employer in county

$3,490,115 annual expenditures in goods and services in Park County (est.)

Total student/college operations "spending & productivity effects": $78,004,000 (Source: Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc., 2011 study of WY community colleges)

Cultural Impact

Over 100 public programs/events on campus each year

Leadership

Board of Trustees President

Mark Westerhold, Cody

College President

Paul B. Prestwich, Ph.D.

*Figures based upon fall 2011 data unless noted otherwise.