Northwest College

Powell, WY 82435

Located in Powell, Wyoming, Northwest College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 years to complete.

Northwest College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Northwest College's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $2,136 and fees $1,065. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,408 and $1,065 respectively.


Campus LocaleTown: Remote
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate62%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN
  2. ADN

    The North West College nursing program offers a two year, four semester entry to students seeking to work as a Registered Nurse.

    The program offers a solid foundational instruction in the theoretical and practical aspects of a profession in a health care setting. Students who successfully complete will be eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing to be licensed as a Registered Nurse.

    All courses in the program are offered in a sequential for with the corresponding co-requisite courses each semester. Students are expected to complete all Nursing and General Education courses with a minimum of a ‘C’ grade or higher to be able to progress to the next semester and to graduate. Students can complete General Requisites ahead of the program but not any later.

    Admission Requirements:

    • Application to North West College
    • Completed Pre-requisite courses
    • TEAS V
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher for all college level courses

    Deadline for applications is the First Friday in March. Applicants who submit completed application packages by this deadline will be given priority.  

    Applicants will be selected on the basis of the competitiveness of test scores and grades earned for required courses. All applicants will receive a letter mid-April stating the status of their acceptance into the program from the Nursing director.

    The program requires a criminal background check, health check including required immunizations CPR certification (Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers), CNA certification, drug screen and liability insurance before full admission is awarded.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 1
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 8
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 25

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Northwest College

Sheridan College
89.18 miles away
Central Wyoming College
120.58 miles away
Casper College
180.15 miles away
Miles Community College
181.6 miles away
Eastern Idaho Technical College
182.41 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1964 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1993 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$4,552
30k to 48k$5,464
48k to 75k$6,713
75k to 110k$7,687
Over 110k$8,815
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $89.00 $267.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Race/ethnicity unknown

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Northwest College
231 W 6th St
Powell, WY 82435

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