Northwest-Shoals Community College in Muscle Shoals
Muscle Shoals, AL
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Average Annual Cost
Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).
The Northwest-Shoals Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.
By Family Income
Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Northwest-Shoals Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.
|Family Income||Average cost|
|$0 - $30,000||$5,800|
|$30,001 - $48,000||$6,583|
|$48,001 - $75,000||$8,241|
|$75,001 - $110,000||$9,632|
Typical room charge for academic year: -
Typical board charge for academic year: -
Combined charge for room and board: -
Percent of students with financial aid
Types of financial aids
2512 of Northwest-Shoals Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 64 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Northwest-Shoals Community College number 31 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Alabama.
Students at Northwest-Shoals Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.
|Family Income||Number awarded grant and scholarship aid||Average amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded|
|$0 - $30,000||97.93%||$5,545|
|$30,001 - $48,000||100%||$5,277|
|$48,001 - $75,000||85.71%||$3,195|
|$75,001 - $110,000||77.27%||$1,759|
Salary After Attending
According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Living & meal
Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus
Institution provide on-campus housing
Institution provides board or meal plan
Veteran Services Available
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities
Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Alternative tuition plans
Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution
Prepaid tuition plan
Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.
Special learning opportunities
Here are the learning opportunities available in Northwest-Shoals Community College.
Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Northwest-Shoals Community College graduation rate is below the national average.
12% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Northwest-Shoals Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.
The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.
Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.
The student-to-faculty ratio at Northwest-Shoals Community College is 21:1, that means that for every 21 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.
Students enrollment in distance education
In Northwest-Shoals Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.
Distance education location breakdown
Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Northwest-Shoals Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Alabama.
Number of degree programs offered
This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 94 universities in Alabama state, with one of the highest number of less than 1-year certificate and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered.
Number of degree programs offered via distance education
There are 6 distance education programs that are offered in the Northwest-Shoals Community College: 6 are for Associate's degree.
Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.
Total credit/contact hours
Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Alabama state average data to help you compare.
Northwest-Shoals Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.
In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2733 students with 81975 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.
TOP 5 Popular Majors
The most popular majors counted as percentage breakdown of degrees awarded in every single discipline in Northwest-Shoals Community College
- 10% — Health Professions and Related Programs
- 9% — Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- 9% — Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- 4% — Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions
- 4% — Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin
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Student Reviews and Ratings for Northwest-Shoals Community College
Amazing teachers who are hands on. Financial aid department is horrible though and needs to be revamped.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
Good teachers and great learning environment.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
Location & Website
Address: 800 George Wallace Blvd
Religious affiliation: Not applicable
Calendar system: Semester
General Phone Number: +2563315200
Institution is active in current year: 1
Institution's internet website address: nwscc.edu
Financial aid office: Go to the page
Admissions office: Go to the page
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Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page
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