Northwest College

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Annual Report

2013-14

Institutional Profile

Northwest College 2014 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

1,973 credit students

55% — full time
45% — part time
75% — Wyoming
22% — other states
4% — other countries

Annual Cost

$11,447 approximate total
(Wyoming resident living on campus)

$2,693 — resident tuition & fixed fees ($6,485 nonresident)
$4,890 — room & board (2 per room, 19 meals/week)
$1,000 — books & supplies
$1,591 — personal/miscellaneous
$1,273 — transportation

Student Scholarships

(Dollars awarded by NWC)

43% of students receive scholarships

70% — institutionally funded
30% — privately funded
$2,895 — average annual scholarship

Employees

318 total employees

151 — faculty, 78 full-time
13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
36% of full-time faculty hold doctorates or terminal degrees
(national community college average is about 19%)

167 — administrative, professional and classified staff

Campus

Main campus, Powell

132 — total acres
62 — 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

53 — transfer degrees
19 — technical degrees
32 — certificates

Library
675,729 — books and ebooks
121,248 — periodicals and electronic periodicals
67,868 — videos and audio materials (includes electronic)
Access on and off campus to more than 225 online databases
Budget

$33,423,763 total (2013-14 year)

$13,674,969 — state funding
$4,846,868 — local funding (Park County mill levy, motor vehicle taxes, etc.)
$4,676,158 — tuition & fees
$4,636,945 — auxiliary fund (bookstore, residence halls, etc.)
$3,825,910 — federal grants/contracts
$1,762,913 — other sources (state & local grants/contracts, private gifts/grants/contracts, endowment income)
Endowment Funds

(As of Dec. 31, 2013 - unaudited)

$23,186,553 total endowment

$10,462,668 — NWC (managed by NWC Foundation)
$16,549,564 — NWC Foundation

NWC Alumni Association

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

22,432 alumni worldwide

Economic Impact

$18,322,250 employee payroll (salary & benefits during 2013)

5th largest employer in county

$8,085,360 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 2013 data unless noted otherwise.