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Northwest College 2014 Facts*

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    expand 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).


    expand Accreditation
  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    www.ncacihe.org


    expand Students
  • 1,973 credit students

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

    expand Annual Cost
  • $11,447 approximate total

    (Wyoming resident living on campus†)
    • $2,693 — resident tuition & fixed fees†
      $4,890 — room & board (2 per room, 19 meals/week)
      $1,000 — books & supplies
      $1,591 — personal/miscellaneous
      $1,273 — transportation


    †$6,485 nonresident tuition & fixed fees


    expand Student Scholarships
  • 43% of students receive scholarships (Dollars awarded by NWC)
    •     70% — institutionally funded
          30% — privately funded
      $2,895 — average annual scholarship

    expand 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

    expand Campus
  • Main campus, Powell
    • 132 — total acres
        62 — buildings (includes West Campus buildings)

    Four off-campus centers
    • Mickelson Field Station (50 miles west of Powell)
    • Cody Center
    • Worland Center
    • Trapper Arena

    expand Programs of Study
    • 53 — transfer degrees
    • 19 — technical degrees
    • 32 — certificates

    expand 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

    expand 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)

    expand Permanently Endowed Funds
  • (As of Dec. 31, 2013 - unaudited)

    $27,012,232 total endowment
    •      $10,462,668 — NWC (managed by NWC Foundation)
           $16,549,564 — NWC Foundation

    expand NWC Alumni Association

    expand 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)

    expand Cultural Impact
  • Over 100 public programs/events on campus each year


    expand Leadership
  • Board of Trustees President

        Mark Westerhold, Cody

    College President

        Stefani Hicswa, Ph.D.


* Figures based upon fall 2013 data unless noted otherwise.

Contact

Lisa Smith
Institutional Researcher

Office: ORB106N
Phone: 307.754.6292

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