Northwestern College (260992)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,280
2022 Average Net Price
$27,633
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.73%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
514
32.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
38%
19 Graduates

About

Northwestern College (260992) is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Northwestern College (260992) were Registered Nursing (53 degrees awarded), Radiographer (12 degrees), and Health Information & Medical Records Technology (11 degrees).

In 2022, 112 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwestern College (260992). 89.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 10.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (50 degrees), 1.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (34 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern College (260992) is $18,280, which is $10,168 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern College (260992) is $18,280, which is $10,168 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,633.

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending Northwestern College (260992) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 78% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$18,280
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Northwestern College (260992) was $18,280. The cost of tuition at Northwestern College (260992) is $10,168 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$27,633
2022 Value
49.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northwestern College (260992) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,633. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northwestern College (260992) grew by 49.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,500
Room and Board
$1,548
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwestern College (260992) was of $10,500 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 29.6% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,548. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Northwestern College (260992) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.17% with respect to 2021, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.73%
2019 Default Rate
23
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northwestern College (260992) was 3.73%, which represents 23 out of the 616 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Northwestern College (260992) had a total enrollment of 514 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern College (260992) is 165 students and the part-time enrollment is 349. This means that 32.1% of students enrolled at Northwestern College (260992) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwestern College (260992), both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.6% Black or African American, 24.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% White, 1.36% Asian, 0.389% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.195% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwestern College (260992) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (44.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (27.3%) and White Female (10.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwestern College (260992) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 514 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern College (260992) is 165 and the part-time enrollment is 349. This means that 32.1% of students enrolled at Northwestern College (260992) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northwestern College (260992) was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Northwestern College (260992) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    322 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    125 enrolled students
  3. White
    52 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northwestern College (260992) is 62.6% Black or African American, 24.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% White, 1.36% Asian, 0.389% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.195% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 88 more women than men received degrees from Northwestern College (260992). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwestern College (260992) is black or african american (50 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (34 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Northwestern College (260992) is Registered Nursing (53 degrees awarded), followed by Radiographer (12 degrees) and Health Information & Medical Records Technology (11 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwestern College (260992), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (112 degrees awarded) and Business (0 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern College (260992) are Registered nurses (1,473,023 people), Accountants & auditors (1,029,600 people), Other managers (714,081 people), Financial managers (486,445 people), and Chief executives & legislators (378,106 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern College (260992) in 2022 are Health (112 degrees awarded) and Business (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern College (260992) are Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Northwestern College (260992) are Health (112 degrees awarded) and Business (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern College (260992) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,771,649 people), Elementary & secondary schools (654,233 people), Computer Systems Design (503,889 people), Banking & related activities (474,193 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (440,232 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern College (260992) are Health (112 degrees awarded) and Business (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northwestern College (260992).
Most Common (2021)
  1. 86 degrees awarded
  2. 28 degrees awarded
  3. 4 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common associates degree concentration at Northwestern College (260992) was Registered Nursing with 86 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

12
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
100
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern College (260992), which is 0.12 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (100).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern College (260992) in Registered Nursing, which is 0.293 times less than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern College (260992) in Registered Nursing, which is 3.42 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Northwestern College (260992) is Male and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    50 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    34 degrees awarded
  3. White
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwestern College (260992) is black or african american (50 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (34 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    44 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    32 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwestern College (260992) is black or african american female (44 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (32 degrees).

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Operations

Northwestern College (260992) employs 5 Associate professors, 3 Professors and 2 Instructors. Most academics at Northwestern College (260992) are Female Associate professor (5), Male Professor (3), and Female Instructor (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern College (260992) are: Management, with 20 employees, Sales and related, with 7 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 4 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$5.24M
2022 Salaries
4.92%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Northwestern College (260992) paid a median of $5.24M in salaries, a 4.92% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.02M
Instructional Salaries
12
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northwestern College (260992) paid a total of $1.02M to 12 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
5 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
20 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwestern College (260992) were Associate professor with 5 employees, Professor with 3 employees, and Instructor with 2 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern College (260992) were Management with 20 employees, Sales and related with 7 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwestern College (260992) was Female Associate professor with 5 employees, Male Professor with 3 employees, and Female Instructor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northwestern College (260992).

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