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Northwest College

Powell, WY 2-Year Public
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About Northwest College

Northwest College is a public college located in Powell, Wyoming, approximately 70 miles from Yellowstone National Park, with an enrollment of approximately 1,400 undergraduate students. The acceptance rate is 100%, and students can choose from 70 different programs of study, ranging from certificate and associate degrees to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Professional Studies. Popular majors include Health Science, General Studies, Agriculture, Business, and Nursing. Northwest College also has articulation agreements with more than 30 colleges and universities to aid students in the transfer process. A wide range of student services are also offered, including academic, transfer, and career advising, as well as connections to area jobs and internships. Tutoring, counseling, and disability services are available to all NWC students as well, along with international travel and field study opportunities. Northwest College makes bringing it all together a little bit easier too with on-campus housing and dining options, computer labs, and fitness center. Looking for something exciting to do when you’re not in class or studying? World-class recreation opportunities abound here, with hiking, camping, white-water rafting, and skiing just some of the many activities that can be enjoyed within an hour of campus. You don’t even need your own equipment! The NWC Recreation Co-Op has everything you need for a day or an entire weekend of fun. You can also visit one of the area’s many museums and cultural sites. Whether you’re interested in Native American history, the Old West, or nearby dinosaur digs, there’s no shortage of things to keep you busy. And if you want to meet people and make new friends, our student activities office has a calendar filled with exciting events throughout the year, with dozens of other clubs and organizations to choose from too.

Northwest College Overview

Northwest College is a public, state school in a rural setting in Powell, Wyoming. Northwest College was founded in 1946 and the school presently has around 1,438 students per year, including 1,438 undergrads. Northwest College ensures housing for up to 794 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at Northwest College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Northwest College's theater groups.

Northwest College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Northwest College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Northwest College on the Student Life page.

2022 Northwest College Facts At-A-Glance
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In-State Tuition $3,150
Out-of-State $9,450

Is Northwest College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Northwest College offers and if it seems like a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Northwest College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Northwest College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Northwest College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Northwest College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Northwest College's endowment was valued at $43.6 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Northwest College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Northwest College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Northwest College.

Based on this information, does Northwest College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Northwest College a good school for you?

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Where is Northwest College Located?

Northwest College is located in the rural setting of Powell, Wyoming.

If you are interested in seeing Northwest College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 14A to Powell, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Yellowstone Regional (COD).

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Northwest College and Powell are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Northwest College Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Northwest College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northwest College is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at Northwest College is like? There are approximately 1,438 students enrolled at Northwest College. 48% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from WY and 28% percent of students are from other states.


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