Northwestern College

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Northwestern College is a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world.
Northwestern College Mission

School Overview

Northwestern College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(712) 707-7000
Website:https://www.nwciowa.edu/
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:https://www.nwciowa.edu/apply
Address:101 Seventh St SW, Orange City, IA 51041
Setting:32
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,252
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor’s):64%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:901 (72% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor’s, Master’s

* Students taking at least one distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$29,500
Out-of-state Tuition:$29,500
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$19,170

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Northwestern College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Northwestern College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences14
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services12
Education52
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2
Health Professions and Related Programs3
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities3
Mathematics and Statistics1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences1
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences3
Theology and Religious Vocations2
Visual and Performing Arts5
Grand total2462

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Northwestern College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education2
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Grand total212

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Northwestern College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$29,500
Out-of-state$29,500
Books and supplies$1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$5,105
Out-of-state$5,105

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid260100%
Grant or scholarship aid260100%$19,170
Student loan aid16664%$7,925

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,08197%$19,371
Federal student loans71464%$6,952

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Northwestern College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted.
View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Northwestern College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2016

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,1999221,277
Percent admitted66%67%64%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%22%18%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Northwestern College Enrollment, Fall 2016

Total Enrollment1,252
Undergraduate enrollment1,091
Graduate enrollment161

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Northwestern College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) – Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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