Northwest Shoals Community College: Review & Facts

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Northwest Shoals Community College is a medium two-year, public school with 3,720 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1963 and is the only college located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
31
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, and associate's degree are available at Northwest Shoals Community College.

Northwest Shoals Community College deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 31 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Industrial Technologies, Nursing, Office and Clerical Services, and Cosmetology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools and colleges.

It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
47%
Northwest Shoals Community College student retention rate is very low at 47% (way below Alabama average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students do not seem to enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Northwest Shoals Community College is very low - 20%. Roughly 20% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Northwest Shoals Community College is reasonable - 22:1. Read more details about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$7,500
Average tuition cost is low - around $6,600 annually. The additional fees at Northwest Shoals Community College beyond tuition are about $900, which comes to a total of $7,500 per academic year.

Read the details about Northwest Shoals Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The school might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Northwest Shoals Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (256) 331-5200 or check Northwest Shoals Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$1,800
Northwest Shoals Community College offers a distance learning option and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Northwest Shoals Community College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
A
Northwest Shoals Community College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 100 students, which offers a nice on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is low: roughly $1,800 annually.

Based on the college crime data, Northwest Shoals Community College appears to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Northwest Shoals Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Northwest Shoals Community College, 800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661, USA
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