Northwest College

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Annual Report

2016-17

Institutional Profile

Northwest College 2017 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

1,715 credit students

59% — full time
41% — part time
77% — Wyoming
18% — other states
4% — other countries

Annual Cost

$12,771 approximate total
(Wyoming resident living on campus)

$3,201 — resident tuition & fixed fees ($7,473 nonresident)
$5,512 — room & board (2 per room, 19 meals/week)
$1,000 — books & supplies
$1,699 — personal/miscellaneous
$1,359 — transportation

Student Scholarships

(Dollars awarded by NWC)

46% of students receive scholarships

57% — institutionally funded
43% — privately funded
$3,329 — average annual scholarship

Employees

301 total employees

145 — faculty, 72 full-time
12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
36% of full-time faculty hold doctorates or terminal degrees
(national community college average is about 19%)

156 — administrative, professional and classified staff

Campus

Main campus, Powell

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

Four off-campus locations

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

50 — transfer degrees
17 — technical degrees
26 — certificates

Library
738,113 — books and e-books
66,503 — periodicals and e-periodicals
533,404 — media and e-media (video, audio, digital)
Access on and off campus to 406 online databases
Budget

$30,820,125 total (2016-17 year)

$13,414,872 — state funding
$3,736,601 — local funding (Park County mill levy, motor vehicle taxes, etc.)
$4,358,410 — tuition & fees
$4,257,023 — auxiliary fund (bookstore, residence halls, etc.)
$1,819,191 — federal grants/contracts
$3,234,028 — other sources (state & local grants/contracts, private gifts/grants/contracts, endowment income, reserve utilization)

Endowment Funds

(As of Dec. 31, 2016 - unaudited)

$34,955,281 total endowment

$13,498,299 — NWC (managed by NWC Foundation)
$21,456,982 — NWC Foundation

NWC Alumni Association

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

23,187 alumni worldwide

Economic Impact

$18,000,786 employee payroll (Salary & benefits during 2016)

5th largest employer in county

$6,502,057 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

Nada Larsen, Meeteetse

College President

Stefani Hicswa, Ph.D.

*Figures based upon fall 2016 data unless noted otherwise.