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Northwest-Shoals Community College

Muscle Shoals, AL 2-Year Public
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About Northwest Shoals Community College

Northwest-Shoals Community College Overview

Northwest-Shoals Community College is a public, state school in the small town setting of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Northwest Shoals Community College was founded in 1963 and the school currently enrolls around 3,371 students a year, including 3,371 undergrads.

Student Activities at Northwest Shoals Community College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus

Northwest Shoals Community 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 Shoals Community College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Northwest Shoals Community College on the Student Life page.

2022 Northwest Shoals Community College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
In-State Tuition $3,990
Out-of-State $7,980

Is Northwest Shoals Community College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Northwest Shoals Community College offers and if the college might be a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Northwest Shoals Community College

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Northwest Shoals Community College, around 61% are still enrolled the next year. 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 Shoals Community 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 Shoals Community College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Northwest-Shoals Community 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.

As of 2022, the total market value of Northwest-Shoals Community College's endowment was $800000 thousand. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Northwest Shoals Community College

Tuition 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 Shoals Community College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

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

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out 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 Shoals Community College.

Based on this information, how does Northwest Shoals Community College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Northwest Shoals Community College a good school for you?

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Where is Northwest-Shoals Community College Located?

Northwest Shoals Community College is located in the small town setting of Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

If you want to see Northwest Shoals Community College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 43/72 to Muscle Shoals, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Northwest Alabama Regional.

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

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College Info

PO Box 2545 Muscle Shoals, AL 35662

Campus Setting: Small Town

Northwest Shoals Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Northwest Shoals Community College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Northwest Shoals Community College is like? There are approximately 3,371 students enrolled at Northwest Shoals Community College. 27% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from AL and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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