Northwest College

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Institutional Profile

Northwest College 2013 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

2,136 credit students

56% — full time
44% — part time
77% — Wyoming
20% — other states
3% — other countries

Annual Cost

$10,884 approximate total
(Wyoming resident living on campus)

$2,437 — resident tuition & fixed fees ($6,037 nonresident)
$4,650 — room & board (2 per room, 19 meals/week)
$1,000 — books & supplies
$1,554 — personal/miscellaneous
$1,243 — transportation

Student Scholarships

(Dollars awarded by NWC)

43% of students receive scholarships

70% — institutionally funded
30% — privately funded
$2,617 — average annual scholarship

Employees

333 total employees

165 — faculty, 79 full-time
16:1 student-to-faculty ratio
35% of full-time faculty hold doctorates or terminal degrees
(national community college average is about 15%)

168 — administrative, professional and classified staff

Campus

Main campus, Powell

132 — 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
Trapper Arena
Programs of Study

54 — transfer degrees
19 — technical degrees
34 — certificates

Library
161,698 — books and ebooks
111,352 — periodicals and electronic periodicals
37,622 — videos and audio materials (includes electronic)
Access on and off campus to more than 220 online databases
Budget

$35,001,813 total (2012-13 year)

$14,801,633 — state funding
$4,953,671 — local funding (Park County mill levy, motor vehicle taxes, etc.)
$4,882,502 — tuition & fees
$4,724,593 — auxiliary fund (bookstore, residence halls, etc.)
$4,028,652 — federal grants/contracts
$1,610,762 — other sources (state & local grants/contracts, private gifts/grants/contracts, endowment income)
Endowment Funds

(As of Dec. 31, 2012 - unaudited)

$23,186,553 total endowment

$8,738,066 — NWC (managed by NWC Foundation)
$14,448,487 — NWC Foundation

NWC Alumni Association

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

22,249 alumni worldwide

Economic Impact

$19,509,564 employee payroll (salary & benefits during 2012)

5th largest employer in county

$5,170,680 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

Stefani Hicswa, Ph.D.

*Figures based upon fall 2012 data unless noted otherwise.