Northwestern College (260992)

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,280
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$23,851
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
12.6%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
80.6%
155 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
462
43.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
66.7%
22 Graduates

About

Northwestern College (260992) is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwestern College (260992) were Health Information & Medical Records Technology (4 degrees awarded).

In 2020, 192 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwestern College (260992). 93.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 6.77% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (86 degrees), 1.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern College (260992) is $18,280, which is $10,300 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern College (260992) is $18,280, which is $10,300 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,851.

In 2020, 80% of undergraduate students attending Northwestern College (260992) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$18,280
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Northwestern College (260992) was $18,280. The cost of tuition at Northwestern College (260992) is $10,300 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$23,851
2020 Value
4.14%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Northwestern College (260992) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,851. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Northwestern College (260992) grew by 4.14%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,100
Room and Board
$1,548
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwestern College (260992) was of $8,100 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,548. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Northwestern College (260992) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 5.88% with respect to 2019, when 85% 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.
12.6%
2018 Default Rate
90
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Northwestern College (260992) was 12.6%, which represents 90 out of the 717 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Northwestern College (260992) received 155 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 19.7% annual decline. Out of those 155 applicants, 125 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.6% acceptance rate.

There were 462 students enrolled at Northwestern College (260992) in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northwestern College (260992) has an overall enrollment yield of 56%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
125
Accepted Out of 155

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northwestern College (260992) was 80.6% (125 admissions from 155 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 100%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −19.7%, while admissions declined by −35.2%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Northwestern College (260992) in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northwestern College (260992) has a total enrollment of 462 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern College (260992) is 203 students and the part-time enrollment is 259. This means that 43.9% of students enrolled at Northwestern College (260992) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwestern College (260992), both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.8% Black or African American, 25.5% Hispanic or Latino, 17.3% White, 1.73% Asian, 1.3% Two or More Races, 0.216% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwestern College (260992) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (42.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (24.6%) and White Female (21.2%). 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

43.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwestern College (260992), both undergraduate and graduate, is 462 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern College (260992) is 203 and the part-time enrollment is 259. This means that 43.9% of students enrolled at Northwestern College (260992) are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A 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 Northwestern College (260992) was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Northwestern College (260992) had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    244
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    118
  3. White
    80

The enrolled student population at Northwestern College (260992) is 52.8% Black or African American, 25.5% Hispanic or Latino, 17.3% White, 1.73% Asian, 1.3% Two or More Races, 0.216% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 166 more women than men received degrees from Northwestern College (260992). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwestern College (260992) is black or african american (86 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwestern College (260992) is Health Information & Medical Records Technology (4 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwestern College (260992), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (178 degrees awarded) and Business (14 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 Northwestern College (260992) are Registered nurses (1,362,047 people), Accountants & auditors (1,028,949 people), Other managers (638,779 people), Financial managers (439,237 people), and Chief executives & legislators (339,055 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern College (260992) are Health (178 degrees awarded) and Business (14 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 Northwestern College (260992) are Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Northwestern College (260992) are Health (178 degrees awarded) and Business (14 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 Northwestern College (260992) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,687,945 people), Elementary & secondary schools (598,144 people), Banking & related activities (463,559 people), Insurance carriers (436,744 people), and Computer Systems Design (423,178 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern College (260992) are Health (178 degrees awarded) and Business (14 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 Northwestern College (260992).
Most Common
  1. 4 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwestern College (260992) was Health Information & Medical Records Technology with 4 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

13
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
179
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern College (260992), which is 0.0726 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (179).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 9 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern College (260992) in Registered Nursing, which is 0.134 times less than the 67 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 67 degrees were awarded to women at Northwestern College (260992) in Registered Nursing, which is 7.44 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwestern College (260992) is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    86 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    49 degrees awarded
  3. White
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwestern College (260992) is black or african american (86 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

3.13% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    79 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    46 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwestern College (260992) is black or african american female (79 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (46 degrees).

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Operations

Northwestern College (260992) has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.4M (NaNM%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Northwestern College (260992) had a total salary expenditure of $11.2M. Northwestern College (260992) employs 9 Associate professors, 5 Assistant professors, and 4 Instructors. Most academics at Northwestern College (260992) are Female Associate professors (7), Female Assistant professors(5), and Female Instructors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern College (260992) are: Management, with 15 employees, Sales and related, with 8 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 6 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2020, Northwestern College (260992) 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

$5.95M
2020 Salaries
6.14%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Northwestern College (260992) paid a median of $5.95M in salaries, which represents 52.9% of their overall expenditure ($11.2M) and a 6.14% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.5% decline from 2018 and a NaNM% growth from N/A.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.46M
Instructional Salaries
21
Number of Employees

In 2020, Northwestern College (260992) paid a total of $1.46M to 21 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
9 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
15 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwestern College (260992) were Associate professor with 9 employees; Assistant professor with 5 employees; and Assistant professor with 4 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern College (260992) were Management with 15 employees; Sales and related with 8 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwestern College (260992) was Female Associate professor with 7 employees, Female Assistant professor with 5 employees, and Female Instructor with 4 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northwestern College (260992).

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