Northwest Technical College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,190

1.01% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$9,583

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11.9%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

941

32.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

39%

30 Graduates

About

Northwest Technical College is a higher education institution located in Beltrami County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwest Technical College were .

In 2017, 262 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Technical College. 70.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (214 degrees), 11.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Technical College is $5,190, which is $-2,224 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Technical College is $5,190, which is $-2,224 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,583.

In 2017, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,190

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Northwest Technical College was $5,190. The cost of tuition at Northwest Technical College is $-2,224 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$9,583

2017 Value

20.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Northwest Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,583. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Northwest Technical College grew by 20.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,924

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Technical College was of $7,924 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 3.04% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Northwest Technical College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 10.9% with respect to 2016, when 46% 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.

11.9%

2016 Default Rate

42

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Technical College was 11.9%, which represents 42 out of the 353 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Northwest Technical College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 941 students enrolled at Northwest Technical College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northwest Technical College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northwest Technical College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Northwest Technical College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northwest Technical College has a total enrollment of 941 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Technical College is 302 students and the part-time enrollment is 639. This means that 32.1% of students enrolled at Northwest Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.6% White, 6.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.57% Black or African American, 4.36% Two or More Races, 3.29% Hispanic or Latino, 0.956% Asian, and 0.213% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.4%), followed by White Male (33.1%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Male (5.63%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 941 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Technical College is 302 and the part-time enrollment is 639. This means that 32.1% of students enrolled at Northwest Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%

2017 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 Technical College was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Northwest Technical College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    721

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    57

  3. Black or African American

    43

The enrolled student population at Northwest Technical College is 76.6% White, 6.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.57% Black or African American, 4.36% Two or More Races, 3.29% Hispanic or Latino, 0.956% Asian, and 0.213% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 35 students (3.72%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 106 more women than men received degrees from Northwest Technical College. The majority of degree recipients at Northwest Technical College are white (214 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwest Technical College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwest Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (23 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (16 degrees), and Health (161 degrees).

Workforce

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 Technical College are Registered nurses (1,301,165 people), Medical & health services managers (137,960 people), Pharmacists (129,371 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (121,006 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (112,026 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Technical College are Construction (23 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Health (161 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (17 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (10 degrees).

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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 Technical College are Physicians, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Northwest Technical College are Construction (23 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Health (161 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (17 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (10 degrees).

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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 Technical College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,433,116 people), Elementary & secondary schools (294,455 people), Outpatient care centers (200,344 people), Offices of physicians (187,515 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (149,259 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Technical College are Construction (23 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Health (161 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (17 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (10 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northwest Technical College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwest Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 78

  2. 184

In 2017, 78 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Technical College, which is 0.424 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (184).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Technical College in Electrician, which is N/A times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 46 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Technical College in Registered Nursing, which is 6.57 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%

100% Completion Time

39%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 27% of students graduating from Northwest Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Technical College is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    214 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    19 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Technical College is white (214 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (19 degrees).

3.82% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    145 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    69 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female

    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwest Technical College is white female (145 degrees awarded). There were 2.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (69 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $34k (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Northwest Technical College had a total expenditure of $9.35M. Of that $9.35M, they spent $4.05M on salaries and $9.35M on benefits.

Northwest Technical College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Northwest Technical College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Technical College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 7 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 6 employees, and Management with 4 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Northwest Technical College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Technical College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Northwest Technical College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$4.05M

Salary Expenditure

$9.35M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Northwest Technical College had a total expenditure of $9.35M. Of that $9.35M, they spent $4.05M on salaries and $9.35M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Northwest Technical College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$4.05M

2017 Salaries

9.77%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Northwest Technical College paid a median of $4.05M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($9.35M) and a 9.77% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.06% decline from 2015 and a 11.3% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.26M

Instructional Salaries

18

Number of Employees

In 2017, Northwest Technical College paid a total of $1.26M to 18 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.95M (30.4%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

7 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Technical College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Technical College were Business and Financial Operations with 7 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 6 employees; and Management with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Technical College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

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