Northwest College: Narrative Description

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231 West 6th St.
Powell, WY 82435-1898
Tel: (307)754-6000
Free: 800-560-4692
Admissions: (307)754-6043
Fax: (307)754-6700
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Wyoming Community College Commission. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 75-acre rural campus. Endowment: $6.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3802 per student. Total enrollment: 1,711. 1,160 applied, 83% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 14% from top quarter, 36% from top half. Full-time: 1,121 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 590 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 27% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 23% 25 or older, 46% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for state residents, except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: SAT or ACT, ACT COMPASS. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1320 full-time, $55 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3960 full-time, $165 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $488 full-time, $18 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room and board: $3306. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Major annual event: homecoming/Alumni Reunion. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 560 college housing spaces available; 374 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. John Taggart Hinckley Library plus 1 other with 55,330 books, 79,002 microform titles, 1,738 serials, 741 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $255,907. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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