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Northwest Iowa Community College is a public institution located in Sheldon, Iowa. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

86 Undergraduate Degrees

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Northwest Iowa Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Northwest Iowa Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#111 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Northwest Iowa Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#57 Best Value Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Best Value Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#109 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Northwest Iowa Community College?

Location of Northwest Iowa Community College

Contact details for Northwest Iowa Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 603 W Park St, Sheldon, IA 51201
Phone: 712-324-5061
Website: www.nwicc.edu

Northwest Iowa Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Northwest Iowa Community College?

53% Take Out Loans
7.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Northwest Iowa Community College, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $6,116 a year. That adds up to $24,464 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northwest Iowa Community College is 7.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Northwest Iowa Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

615 Full-Time Undergraduates
43% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,777 undergraduate students at Northwest Iowa Community College, with 615 being full-time and 1,162 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Northwest Iowa Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 615 full-time undergraduates at Northwest Iowa Community College, 57% are male and 43% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Northwest Iowa Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northwest Iowa Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Northwest Iowa Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 28
Hispanic or Latino 62
White 468
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 52

Over 3 countries are represented at Northwest Iowa Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Honduras, Ghana, and Philippines.

Online Learning at Northwest Iowa Community College

605 Took All Classes Online
1,067 Took At Least One Class Online
7.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,067 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Northwest Iowa Community College has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Northwest Iowa Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northwest Iowa Community College was 7.6%. This is the #996 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Northwest Iowa Community College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Northwest Iowa Community College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Registered Nursing 46 0 46
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 40 40
TOTAL 46 40 86

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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