Northwest College

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Annual Report

2017-18

Institutional Profile

Northwest College 2018 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

1,693 credit students

56% — full time
44% — part time
79% — Wyoming
17% — other states
4% — other countries

Annual Cost

$13,302 approximate total
(Wyoming resident living on campus)

$3,386 — resident tuition & fixed fees ($7,898 nonresident)
$5,840 — room & board (2 per room, 19 meals/week)
$1,000 — books & supplies
$1,709 — personal/miscellaneous
$1,367 — transportation

Student Scholarships

(Dollars awarded by NWC)

42% of students receive scholarships

48% — institutionally funded
52% — privately funded
$3,366 — average annual scholarship

Employees

275 total employees

129 — faculty, 68 full-time
13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
37% of full-time faculty hold doctorates or terminal degrees

146 — 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

48 — transfer degrees
16 — technical degrees
18 — certificates

Library
738,892 — books and e-books
66,209 — periodicals and e-periodicals
248,359 — media and e-media (video, audio, digital)
Access on and off campus to 383 online databases
Budget

$30,557,999 total (2017-18 year)

$13,512,476 — state funding
$3,560,911 — local funding (Park County mill levy, motor vehicle taxes, etc.)
$4,415,748 — tuition & fees
$4,718,705 — auxiliary fund (bookstore, residence halls, etc.)
$1,831,191 — federal grants/contracts
$2,518,968 — other sources (state & local grants/contracts, private gifts/grants/contracts, endowment income, reserve utilization)

Endowment Funds

(As of Dec. 31, 2017 - unaudited)

$39,994,658 total endowment

$14,858,028 — NWC (managed by NWC Foundation)
$25,136,630 — NWC Foundation

NWC Alumni Association

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

23,484 alumni worldwide

Economic Impact

$16,810,626 employee payroll (Salary & benefits during 2017)

5th largest employer in county

$6,634,218 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 2017 data unless noted otherwise.