Northwest College

Northwest College

Northwest College, which was originally established as the University of Wyoming Northwest Center in 1946, was renamed Northwest Community College in 1953, and came to be known as Northwest College in 1989. This public residential college has a 124-acre campus in Powell, Wyoming.

Students at Northwest College can choose from over 70 associate's degrees and more than 20 certificate programs of study. The academic divisions of the college are:

  • Communication Division
  • Humanities Division
  • Life and Health Science Division
  • Physical Science Division
  • Social Science and Education Division
  • Visual and Performing Arts Division

Northwest College's athletics department fields teams in basketball, wrestling, volleyball, and rodeo. Nicknamed the Trappers and Lady Trappers, the teams compete in the NJCAA, and the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

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Contacting Northwest College

Northwest College
231 W 6th St
Powell , WY 82435
General Phone: (307) 754-6000

Northwest College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts78American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities, social services, anthropology, ...
Photography and Commercial Art59commercial art, commercial photography
Nursing and Emergency Medicine58registered nursing
Business and Management49business, business management, accounting
Education and Teaching41elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood education, agricultural teaching
Animal Science and Care30equestrian studies, animal science, various animal sciences courses
Production Trades19welding
Agricultural Science and Management16agriculture, agricultural operations, agricultural economics, farm management, agricultural production, crop production, agricultural journalism, various agricutural courses
Media16communication studies, journalism, broadcast journalism, recording arts tech, desktop publishing and imaging, printing equipment operation
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13parks and recreation studies, health and physical education, occupational therapist assistant, athletic trainer
Engineering Technician8CAD and design
Medicine7pre-dentistry, pre-med, pre-veterinary, medical preparatory
Conservation and Resource Management7natural resources management
Art Studies6art studies
Engineering4engineering, archeology
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science, data processing tech, information science
Therapy and Counseling4psychology
Landscaping and Horticulture2range management
Drama and Performing Arts2various performing arts
Science1biology, chemistry, physics
Hospitality0tourism and travel, travel services
Office and Administration0administrative assistant, general office occupations
Religion and Philosophy0religion
Construction Trades0electrician
Medical Support and Technology0pre-pharmacy

Number of programs and degrees for Northwest College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree34370
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years5213
Award of less than 1 academic year438

Northwest College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northwest College had a total enrollment of 1,747 students (1,421 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 91%
Black 1%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 26%
20-21 26%
22-24 13%
25-29 9%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%
South Dakota2%

Northwest College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 59 %

Northwest College Room and Board (2007)

Northwest College offers campus housing for 600 of its 1,421 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Powell, Wyoming for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wyoming Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Northwest College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,094
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,214
Room and board $ 3,674
Room charge $ 1,650
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,024
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,460

Financial Aid:
Northwest College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 393100)

Northwest College Faculty

Northwest College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$67,9800*
Associate professoracademic year12$63,0607$62,385
Assistant professoracademic year19$57,6646$61,061
Instructoracademic year11$50,59518$51,529
All faculty totalacademic year51$59,22931$55,826

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Northwest College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports271643

Northwest College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Agriculture, General
Crop Production
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Animal Sciences, Other
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy

Construction Trades

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician

Tourism and Travel Services Management
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Landscaping And Horticulture
Range Science and Management

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Recording Arts Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Pre-Pharmacy Studies

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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