Northwest College

Institutional Profile

Northwest College 2019 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

1,524 credit students

53% — full time
47% — part time
79% — Wyoming
17% — other states
4% — other countries

Annual Cost

$14,281 approximate total
(Wyoming resident living on campus)

$3,447 — resident tuition & fixed fees ($7,959 nonresident)
$6,740 — room & board (2 per room, 19 meals/week)
$1,000 — books & supplies
$1,719 — personal/miscellaneous
$1,375 — transportation

Student Scholarships

(Dollars awarded by NWC)

46% of students receive scholarships

49% — institutionally funded
51% — privately funded
$3,253 — average annual scholarship

Employees

268 total employees

120 — faculty, 65 full-time
34% of full-time faculty hold doctorates or terminal degrees

148 — 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
18 — technical degrees
19 — certificates

Library
769,022 — books and e-books
73,758 — periodicals and e-periodicals
249,762 — media and e-media (video, audio, digital)
Access on and off campus to 380 online databases
Budget

$31,537,573 total (2018-19 year)

$13,511,109 — state funding
$3,670,284 — local funding (Park County mill levy, motor vehicle taxes, etc.)
$4,401,225 — tuition & fees
$5,262,049 — auxiliary fund (bookstore, residence halls, etc.)
$1,990,211 — federal grants/contracts
$2,702,695 — other sources (state & local grants/contracts, private gifts/grants/contracts, endowment income, reserve utilization)

Endowment Funds

(As of Dec. 31, 2018 - unaudited)

$35,380,068 total endowment

$13,402,821 — NWC (managed by NWC Foundation)
$21,977,247 — NWC Foundation

NWC Alumni Association

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

23,597 alumni worldwide

Economic Impact

$16,457,890 employee payroll (Salary & benefits during 2018)

5th largest employer in county

$5,391,918 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

Dustin Spomer, Cody

College President

Stefani Hicswa, Ph.D.

*Figures based upon fall 2018 data unless noted otherwise.