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Located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Northwest-Shoals Community College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

Where Is Northwest-Shoals Community College?


Contact details for NW-SCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
Phone: 256-331-5200

How Do I Get Into NW-SCC?

You can apply to NW-SCC online at:

Northwest-Shoals 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-Shoals Community College?

24% Take Out Loans
3.2% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At NW-SCC, approximately 24% of students took out student loans averaging $2,779 a year. That adds up to $11,116 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NW-SCC is 3.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Northwest-Shoals Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

900 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,371 undergraduate students at NW-SCC, with 900 being full-time and 2,471 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 900 full-time undergraduates at NW-SCC, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 82
Hispanic or Latino 89
White 684
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 36

Online Learning at Northwest-Shoals Community College

609 Took All Classes Online
1,442 Took At Least One Class Online
30.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 1,442 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at NW-SCC has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of NW-SCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northwest-Shoals Community College was 30.0%. This is the #575 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NW-SCC 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%.


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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