Northwest Career College

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2019 Average Net Price
$16,506
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
18.2%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
1,265
100% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
68.8%
265 Graduates

About

Northwest Career College is a higher education institution located in Clark County, NV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwest Career College were .

In 2019, 784 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Career College. 85.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 14.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (289 degrees), 1.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (176 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Career College is $0, which is $-14,500 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Career College is $0, which is $-14,500 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,506.

In 2019, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 78% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

$16,506
2019 Value
1.56%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Northwest Career College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,506. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Northwest Career College grew by 1.56%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Northwest Career College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.23% with respect to 2018, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Northwest Career College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
18.2%
2017 Default Rate
53
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Career College was 18.2%, which represents 53 out of the 291 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Northwest Career College has a total enrollment of 1,265 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Career College is 1,265 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Northwest Career College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Career College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.6% Hispanic or Latino, 27% Black or African American, 17.4% White, 8.06% Asian, 7.59% Two or More Races, 3.24% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Northwest Career College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (30%), followed by Black or African American Female (23.3%) and White Female (14.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Career College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,265 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Career College is 1,265 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Northwest Career College are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northwest Career College was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Northwest Career College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    438
  2. Black or African American
    341
  3. White
    220

The enrolled student population at Northwest Career College is 34.6% Hispanic or Latino, 27% Black or African American, 17.4% White, 8.06% Asian, 7.59% Two or More Races, 3.24% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 556 more women than men received degrees from Northwest Career College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwest Career College is hispanic or latino (289 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (176 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwest Career College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwest Career College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (765 degrees awarded), Legal (14 degrees), and Protective Services (5 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Career College are Registered nurses (1,380,694 people), Medical & health services managers (150,268 people), Police officers (137,503 people), Pharmacists (134,118 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (129,436 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Career College are Health (765 degrees awarded), Legal (14 degrees), and Protective Services (5 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Career College are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Northwest Career College are Health (765 degrees awarded), Legal (14 degrees), and Protective Services (5 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Career College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,470,156 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (349,688 people), Elementary & secondary schools (244,385 people), Outpatient care centers (233,510 people), and Offices of physicians (218,667 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Career College are Health (765 degrees awarded), Legal (14 degrees), and Protective Services (5 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northwest Career College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwest Career College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

114
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
670
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 114 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Career College, which is 0.17 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (670).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Career College in Medical Assistant, which is 0.112 times less than the 278 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 278 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Career College in Medical Assistant, which is 8.97 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 48% of students graduating from Northwest Career College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Special Focus Institutions Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Career College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 34.7% of graduates (92 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    289 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    176 degrees awarded
  3. White
    143 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Career College is hispanic or latino (289 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (176 degrees).

4.97% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    240 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    160 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    124 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwest Career College is hispanic or latino female (240 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (160 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Career College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Northwest Career College had a total salary expenditure of $9.76M. Northwest Career College employs 38 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Northwest Career College are Female No academic ranks (31), Male No academic ranks(7), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Career College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 22 employees, Sales and related, with 21 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Northwest Career College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Career College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Two-Year: Other Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Northwest Career College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.28M
2019 Salaries
311%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Northwest Career College paid a median of $5.28M in salaries, which represents 54.1% of their overall expenditure ($9.76M) and a 311% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 29.5% decline from 2017 and a 29.6% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.66M
Instructional Salaries
38
Number of Employees

In 2019, Northwest Career College paid a total of $1.66M to 38 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
38 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
22 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Career College were No academic rank with 38 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Career College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees; Sales and related with 21 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Career College was Female No academic rank with 31 employees, Male No academic rank with 7 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Northwest Career College.

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