Northwest College

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Annual Report

2015-16

Institutional Profile

Northwest College 2016 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

1,754 credit students

56% — full time
44% — part time
77% — Wyoming
19% — other states
3% — other countries

Annual Cost

$12,018 approximate total
(Wyoming resident living on campus)

$2,789 — resident tuition & fixed fees ($6,773 nonresident)
$5,198 — room & board (2 per room, 19 meals/week)
$1,000 — books & supplies
$1,684 — personal/miscellaneous
$1,347 — transportation

Student Scholarships

(Dollars awarded by NWC)

45% of students receive scholarships

62% — institutionally funded
38% — privately funded
$3,069 — average annual scholarship

Employees

294 total employees

141 — faculty, 76 full-time
12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
37% of full-time faculty hold doctorates or terminal degrees
(national community college average is about 19%)

153 — 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

53 — transfer degrees
18 — technical degrees
30 — certificates

Library
653,618 — books and e-books
73,066 — periodicals and e-periodicals
467,594 — media and e-media (video, audio, digital)
Access on and off campus to 404 online databases
Budget

$32,223,872 total (2015-16 year)

$14,992,114 — state funding
$4,862,207 — local funding (Park County mill levy, motor vehicle taxes, etc.)
$4,183,444 — tuition & fees
$3,941,015 — auxiliary fund (bookstore, residence halls, etc.)
$2,256,559 — federal grants/contracts
$1,988,533 — other sources (state & local grants/contracts, private gifts/grants/contracts, endowment income)

Endowment Funds

(As of Dec. 31, 2015 - unaudited)

$31,736,182 total endowment

$12,918,934 — NWC (managed by NWC Foundation)
$18,817,248 — NWC Foundation

NWC Alumni Association

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

22,761 alumni worldwide

Economic Impact

$17,221,274 employee payroll (Salary & benefits during 2015)

5th largest employer in county

$4,728,823 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

John Housel, Cody

College President

Stefani Hicswa, Ph.D.

*Figures based upon fall 2015 data unless noted otherwise.