Northwest Iowa Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,860

3.18% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,278

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.69%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,646

34% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

65%

145 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 2017, 409 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Iowa Community College. 44.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (364 degrees), 15.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Iowa Community College is $4,860, which is $-2,554 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Iowa Community College is $4,860, which is $-2,554 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,278.

In 2017, 29% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 26% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,860

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Northwest Iowa Community College was $4,860. The cost of tuition at Northwest Iowa Community College is $-2,554 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$10,278

2017 Value

1.87%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Northwest Iowa Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,278. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Northwest Iowa Community College grew by 1.87%.

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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

$6,345

Room and Board

$1,312

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Iowa Community College was of $6,345 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,312. The cost of room and board increased by 19.2% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

29%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

26%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

29% of undergraduate students at Northwest Iowa Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.33% with respect to 2016, 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.

7.69%

2016 Default Rate

23

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Iowa Community College was 7.69%, which represents 23 out of the 299 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 Iowa Community College has a total enrollment of 1,646 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Iowa Community College is 559 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,087. This means that 34% 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 83.2% White, 7.72% Hispanic or Latino, 2.37% Black or African American, 1.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.09% Asian, 0.911% Two or More Races, and 0.365% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest Iowa Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (48.1%), followed by White Female (37.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

34%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Iowa Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,646 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Iowa Community College is 559 and the part-time enrollment is 1,087. This means that 34% of students enrolled at Northwest Iowa Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

2017 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 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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

    1,370

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    127

  3. Black or African American

    39

The enrolled student population at Northwest Iowa Community College is 83.2% White, 7.72% Hispanic or Latino, 2.37% Black or African American, 1.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.09% Asian, 0.911% Two or More Races, and 0.365% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 43 fewer women than men received degrees from Northwest Iowa Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Northwest Iowa Community College are white (364 degrees awarded). There were 15.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 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 (95 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (63 degrees), and Transportation (7 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 (1,294,936 people), Medical & health services managers (135,005 people), Pharmacists (128,892 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (120,345 people), and Physicians (100,306 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Iowa Community College are Construction (95 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (63 degrees), Transportation (7 degrees), Precision Production (11 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (17 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 Personal financial advisors, Physicians, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Northwest Iowa Community College are Construction (95 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (63 degrees), Transportation (7 degrees), Precision Production (11 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (17 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 Iowa Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,415,193 people), Elementary & secondary schools (221,913 people), Outpatient care centers (192,242 people), Offices of physicians (185,170 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (138,195 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Iowa Community College are Construction (95 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (63 degrees), Transportation (7 degrees), Precision Production (11 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (17 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 false, 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. 226

  2. 183

In 2017, 226 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Iowa Community College, which is 1.23 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (183).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 83 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 false, 53 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Iowa Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 13.3 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%

100% Completion Time

57%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 46% 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, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Iowa Community College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 3.45% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    364 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    23 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Iowa Community College is white (364 degrees awarded). There were 15.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

2.2% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    203 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    161 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwest Iowa Community College is white male (203 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (161 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Iowa Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.52M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $559k (10.1%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Northwest Iowa Community College had a total salary expenditure of $22.2M. Northwest Iowa Community College employs 37 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Northwest Iowa Community College are Male No academic ranks (25), Female No academic ranks(12), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Iowa Community College are: Management, with 18 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 18 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.52M

2017 Endowment

34.4%

growth from 2016

Northwest Iowa Community College has an endowment valued at about $5.52M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Iowa Community College grew 34.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.87M 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. $875k - Federal

  2. $580k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Northwest Iowa Community College received $875k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $580k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.23M

2017 Salaries

1.16%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Northwest Iowa Community College paid a median of $7.23M in salaries, which represents 32.5% of their overall expenditure ($22.2M) and a 1.16% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.13% decline from 2015 and a 2.52% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.91M

Instructional Salaries

37

Number of Employees

In 2017, Northwest Iowa Community College paid a total of $1.91M to 37 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.95M (30.4%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

37 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

18 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Iowa Community College were No academic rank with 37 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Iowa Community College were Management with 18 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 18 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male No academic rank

  2. Female No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Iowa Community College was Male No academic rank with 25 employees, Female No academic rank with 12 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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