Northwest College

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Institutional Profile

Northwest College 2021 Facts*

Northwest College

Mission
In the context of our global society, the mission of Northwest College is to be student-centered; be forward-thinking; cultivate community; prepare students for transfer, career, and life; and retain and graduate students.

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
(www.hlcommission.org)

Students

1,443 credit students

48% — full time
52% — part time
78% — Wyoming
18% — other states
3% — other countries

Annual Cost

$15,190 approximate total
(Wyoming resident living on campus, 15 credits/semester)

$4,330 — resident tuition & fixed fees ($10,270 nonresident)
$6,100 — room & board (2 per room, 260 meals/semester)
$1,500 — books & supplies
$1,812 — personal/miscellaneous
$1,448 — transportation

Student Scholarships

(Dollars awarded by NWC)

40% of students receive scholarships

41% — institutionally funded
59% — privately funded
$3,728 — average annual scholarship

Employees

238 total employees

104 — faculty, 61 full-time
44% of full-time faculty hold doctorates or terminal degrees

134 — administrative, professional and classified staff

Campus

Main campus, Powell

132 — total acres
62 — buildings (includes West Campus buildings)

Four off-campus locations

Mickelson Field Station (50 miles west of Powell)
Cody Center
Worland Center
Trapper Arena
Programs of Study

45 — transfer associate degrees
19 — technical associate degrees
1 — bachelor of applied science degree
23 — certificates

Library
659,501 — books and e-books
67,304 — periodicals and e-periodicals
368,690 — media and e-media (video, audio, digital)
Access on and off campus to 371 online databases
Budget

$28,510,092 total (2020-21 year)

$11,581,616 — state funding
$3,728,366 — local funding (Park County mill levy including additional 1 Mill, motor vehicle taxes, etc.)
$3,971,649 — tuition & fees
$3,992,046 — auxiliary fund (bookstore, residence halls, etc.)
$1,673,388 — federal grants/contracts
$2,704,965 — other sources (state & local grants/contracts, private gifts/grants/contracts, endowment income, reserve utilization)

NWC Foundation

Established 1966

(As of Dec. 31, 2020 - unaudited)

$47,025,849 total assets

$2,557,532 — unrestricted
$8,457,478 — temporarily restricted
$20,254,507 — permanently restricted
$15,756,332 — NWC endowment/other liabilities

$43,635,179 total endowment

$15,465,106 — NWC (managed by NWC Foundation)
$28,170,073 — NWC Foundation

NWC Alumni Association

Founded in 1988
(First two-year college alumni association in Wyoming)
NWC Alumni

24,012 alumni worldwide

Economic Impact

$16,506,207 employee payroll (Salary & benefits during 2020)

5th largest employer in county

$3,143,552 annual expenditures in goods and services in Park County (est.)

Total added regional income from college operations/alumni/student spending: $88,663,000 (Source: Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc., 2016 study of WY community colleges)

Cultural Impact

Over 100 public programs/events on campus each year

*During the COVID-19 pandemic, this number decreased due to restrictions for being on-campus.

Leadership

Board of Trustees President

Mark Wurzel, Powell

College President

Lisa Watson (interim)

*Figures based upon fall 2020 data unless noted otherwise.