Northwest Iowa Community College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,710

4.67% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$10,089

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

10.7%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

1,634

36.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

57.1%

129 Graduates

About

Northwest Iowa Community College is a higher education institution located in Sioux County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwest Iowa Community College were .

In 2016, 385 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Iowa Community College. 45.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (351 degrees), 27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (13 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Iowa Community College is $4,710, which is $-2,610 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Iowa Community College is $4,710, which is $-2,610 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,089.

In 2016, 30% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 25% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,710

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Northwest Iowa Community College was $4,710. The cost of tuition at Northwest Iowa Community College is $-2,610 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$10,089

2016 Value

9.05%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Northwest Iowa Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,089. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Northwest Iowa Community College grew by 9.05%.

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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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Other Student Expenses

$5,324

Room and Board

$1,312

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Iowa Community College was of $5,324 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,312. The cost of room and board increased by 1.29% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.96% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

30%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

25%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

30% of undergraduate students at Northwest Iowa Community College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.

10.7%

2015 Default Rate

34

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Iowa Community College was 10.7%, which represents 34 out of the 317 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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Admissions

Northwest Iowa Community College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 1,634 students enrolled at Northwest Iowa Community College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northwest Iowa Community College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northwest Iowa Community College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Northwest Iowa Community College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northwest Iowa Community College has a total enrollment of 1,634 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Iowa Community College is 596 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,038. This means that 36.5% of students enrolled at Northwest Iowa Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Iowa Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83% White, 7.53% Hispanic or Latino, 2.02% Black or African American, 1.41% Asian, 0.979% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.918% Two or More Races, and 0.0612% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest Iowa Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (50%), followed by White Female (36.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.86%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Iowa Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,634 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Iowa Community College is 596 and the part-time enrollment is 1,038. This means that 36.5% of students enrolled at Northwest Iowa Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

2016 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 Iowa Community College was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Northwest Iowa Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,356

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    123

  3. Black or African American

    33

The enrolled student population at Northwest Iowa Community College is 83% White, 7.53% Hispanic or Latino, 2.02% Black or African American, 1.41% Asian, 0.979% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.918% Two or More Races, and 0.0612% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 66 students (4.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 35 fewer women than men received degrees from Northwest Iowa Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Northwest Iowa Community College are white (351 degrees awarded). There were 27 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (13 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwest Iowa Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (79 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (59 degrees), and Transportation (9 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 Iowa Community College are Registered nurses (1,234,366 people), Medical & health services managers (135,338 people), Miscellaneous managers (121,757 people), Pharmacists (116,394 people), and Physicians & surgeons (108,403 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Iowa Community College are Construction (79 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (59 degrees), Transportation (9 degrees), Precision Production (12 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (18 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 Iowa Community College are Marketing & sales managers, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, and Ship & boat captains & operators

The most specialized majors at Northwest Iowa Community College are Construction (79 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (59 degrees), Transportation (9 degrees), Precision Production (12 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (18 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Iowa Community College are Hospitals (1,398,415 people), Elementary & secondary schools (198,615 people), Outpatient care centers (187,647 people), Offices of physicians (161,276 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (121,911 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Iowa Community College are Construction (79 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (59 degrees), Transportation (9 degrees), Precision Production (12 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (18 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 Iowa Community College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

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

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 210

  2. 175

In 2016, 210 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Iowa Community College, which is 1.2 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (175).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Iowa Community College in Lineworker, which is N/A times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 47 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Iowa Community College in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training, which is 15.7 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%

100% Completion Time

56%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 45% of students graduating from Northwest Iowa Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

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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.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Iowa Community College is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 5.43% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    351 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Iowa Community College is white (351 degrees awarded). There were 27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (13 degrees).

1.82% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    192 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    159 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwest Iowa Community College is white male (192 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (159 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Iowa Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.66M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $139k (2.99%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Northwest Iowa Community College had a total expenditure of $17.8M. Of that $17.8M, they spent $7.23M on salaries and $17.8M on benefits.

Northwest Iowa Community College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Northwest Iowa Community College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Iowa Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 19 employees, Management, with 18 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.66M

2015 Endowment

30.1%

growth from 2014

Northwest Iowa Community College has an endowment valued at about $4.66M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Iowa Community College grew 30.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.55M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $449k - Federal

  2. $669k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Northwest Iowa Community College received $449k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $669k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$7.23M

Salary Expenditure

$17.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Northwest Iowa Community College had a total expenditure of $17.8M. Of that $17.8M, they spent $7.23M on salaries and $17.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Northwest Iowa Community College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.23M

2015 Salaries

2.52%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Northwest Iowa Community College paid a median of $7.23M in salaries, which represents 40.7% of their overall expenditure ($17.8M) and a 2.52% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.02% growth from 2013 and a 4.78% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.91M

Instructional Salaries

37

Number of Employees

In 2015, Northwest Iowa Community College paid a total of $1.91M to 37 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

19 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Iowa Community College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Iowa Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees; Management with 18 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Iowa Community College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

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

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