Northwest College

Powell, WY 82435
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Northwest College is one of the seven public 2-year colleges in Wyoming. The campus is located in Powell town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,654 students attend the school. Every year 39% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Northwest College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,256, and fees were $1,130. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,768 and $1,130 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students1,654
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate62%

Nursing Programs

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 (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 21
Certificate 0 3
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 6

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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
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$94/credit
In State Students$94/credit
Out of State Students$282/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,230 $4,230 $12,690
ADN 70 $6,580 $6,580 $19,740
BSN 125 $11,750 $11,750 $35,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 93% of Northwest College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 33% $4,411
Other Federal Grant 2% $822
State Grant & Scholarships 43% $2,128
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 79% $4,264
Federal Student Loans 26% $4,228
Private Loans -- $5,000


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,582
$30,001 to $48,000$5,522
$48,001 to $75,000$6,966
$75,001 to $110,000$9,403
Over $110,000$9,824

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wyoming state board of nursing.
Northwest College
231 W 6th St
Powell, WY 82435

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