Northwest College

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Institutional Profile

Northwest College 2020 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

1,461 credit students

52% — full time
48% — part time
78% — Wyoming
17% — other states
5% — other countries

Annual Cost

$16,364 approximate total
(Wyoming resident living on campus, 16 credits/semester)

$4,348 — resident tuition & fixed fees ($10,288 nonresident)
$7,320 — room & board (2 per room, 19 meals/week)
$1,500 — books & supplies
$1,776 — personal/miscellaneous
$1,420 — transportation

Student Scholarships

(Dollars awarded by NWC)

42% of students receive scholarships

44% — institutionally funded
56% — privately funded
$3,460 — average annual scholarship

Employees

245 total employees

110 — faculty, 59 full-time
42% of full-time faculty hold doctorates or terminal degrees

135 — 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 degrees
19 — technical degrees
22 — certificates

Library
838,857 — books and e-books
73,138 — periodicals and e-periodicals
228,412 — media and e-media (video, audio, digital)
Access on and off campus to 371 online databases
Budget

$28,649,071 total (2019-20 year)

$12,993,355 — state funding
$3,728,366 — local funding (Park County mill levy including additional 1 Mill, motor vehicle taxes, etc.)
$3,868,479 — tuition & fees
$4,584,181 — auxiliary fund (bookstore, residence halls, etc.)
$1,702,041 — federal grants/contracts
$1,772,649 — other sources (state & local grants/contracts, private gifts/grants/contracts, endowment income, reserve utilization)

Endowment Funds

(As of Dec. 31, 2019 - unaudited)

$42,099,770 total endowment

$15,448,736 — NWC (managed by NWC Foundation)
$26,651,034 — NWC Foundation

NWC Alumni Association

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

23,597 alumni worldwide

Economic Impact

$17,259,602 employee payroll (Salary & benefits during 2019)

5th largest employer in county

$7,237,144 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

Leadership

Board of Trustees President

Dustin Spomer, Powell

College President

Stefani Hicswa, Ph.D.

*Figures based upon fall 2019 data unless noted otherwise.