Northwest Career College

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2022 Average Net Price
$13,354
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.58%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,962
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
62%
703 Graduates

About

Northwest Career College is a higher education institution located in Clark County, NV. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Northwest Career College were Medical Assistant (472 degrees awarded), Medical Insurance Specialist (139 degrees), and Dental Assisting (98 degrees).

In 2022, 1,472 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Career College. 89.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 10.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (617 degrees), 1.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (335 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,354.

In 2022, 89% of undergraduate students attending Northwest Career College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$13,354
2022 Value
6.62%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northwest Career College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,354. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northwest Career College grew by 6.62%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Northwest Career College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.32% with respect to 2021, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Northwest Career College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
3.58%
2019 Default Rate
23
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Career College was 3.58%, which represents 23 out of the 643 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

Northwest Career College had a total enrollment of 1,962 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Career College is 1,962 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Northwest Career College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Career College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.6% Hispanic or Latino, 31.8% Black or African American, 14% White, 9.48% Two or More Races, 6.07% Asian, 2.85% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.866% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Northwest Career College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (30.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (27.6%) and White Female (11.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Career College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,962 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Career College is 1,962 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Northwest Career College are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2022 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 Northwest Career College was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Northwest Career College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    678 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    623 enrolled students
  3. White
    274 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northwest Career College is 34.6% Hispanic or Latino, 31.8% Black or African American, 14% White, 9.48% Two or More Races, 6.07% Asian, 2.85% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.866% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6 students (0.306%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,166 more women than men received degrees from Northwest Career College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwest Career College is hispanic or latino (617 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (335 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Northwest Career College is Medical Assistant (472 degrees awarded), followed by Medical Insurance Specialist (139 degrees) and Dental Assisting (98 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwest Career College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (1,361 degrees awarded), Legal (53 degrees), and Protective Services (25 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 Northwest Career College are Registered nurses (1,483,275 people), Accountants & auditors (1,041,189 people), Other managers (759,341 people), Financial managers (497,021 people), and Chief executives & legislators (388,375 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Career College in 2022 are Health (1,361 degrees awarded), Legal (53 degrees), Protective Services (25 degrees), and Business (33 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 Northwest Career College are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Northwest Career College are Health (1,361 degrees awarded), Legal (53 degrees), Protective Services (25 degrees), and Business (33 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 Northwest Career College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,801,068 people), Elementary & secondary schools (714,512 people), Computer Systems Design (526,086 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (502,226 people), and Banking & related activities (491,358 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Career College are Health (1,361 degrees awarded), Legal (53 degrees), Protective Services (25 degrees), and Business (33 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 Northwest Career College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 472 degrees awarded
  2. 139 degrees awarded
  3. 98 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Northwest Career College was Medical Assistant with 472 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate programs at Northwest Career College according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

153
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,319
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 153 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Career College, which is 0.116 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,319).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Career College in Phlebotamy Technician, which is 0.0897 times less than the 379 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 445 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Career College in Medical Assistant, which is 16.5 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 48% of students graduating from Northwest Career College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (78.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Northwest Career College is Female and Asian (78.4% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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. Hispanic or Latino
    617 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    335 degrees awarded
  3. White
    264 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Career College is hispanic or latino (617 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (335 degrees).

0.476% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    567 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    303 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    234 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwest Career College is hispanic or latino female (567 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (303 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Career College employs 52 No academic ranks. Most academics at Northwest Career College are Female No academic rank (40), and Male No academic rank (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Career College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 22 employees, Sales and related, with 18 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$10.1M
2022 Salaries
15%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Northwest Career College paid a median of $10.1M in salaries, a 15% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.87M
Instructional Salaries
52
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northwest Career College paid a total of $2.87M to 52 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
52 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
22 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Career College was No academic rank with 52 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Career College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees, Sales and related with 18 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Career College was Female No academic rank with 40 employees, and Male No academic rank with 12 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northwest Career College.

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