Northwest College

Northwest College

231 W 6th St, Powell, Wyoming 82435-1898


  • College Type: 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Total Student Population: 1,427
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 39%
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Northwest College is a two-year public community college located in Powell, Wyoming. It was founded in 1946 as a residential junior college and was initially affiliated with the University of Wyoming. It became an independent community college in 1953 and is part of the Wyoming Community College Commission.

Northwest College offers associate degrees in over 80 fields and courses such as agriculture, arts and humanities, business, education, health sciences, science and mathematics, social sciences, and technical studies. The college also offers certificate programs and distance learning options.

Northwest College also offers transfer programs that allow students to complete the first two years of a four-year degree at the college before transferring to a four-year institution to complete their degree.

Northwest College is known for its commitment to the academic progress and success of it’s Studentsas well as it’s commitment to helping students achieve their education goal.

Northwest College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It also has various affiliations and partnerships with other institutions and organizations.

Northwest College campus environment is welcoming and supportive, with a strong sense of community. The college’s small size allows for more personalized attention from professors and staff, which is beneficial for students seeking academic support and guidance.

The campus location in Wyoming provides a unique natural environment, with opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, skiing and lots more.The college campus is situated on 124 acres of land and features modern facilities, including state-of-the-art classrooms, a library, a performing arts center, a fitness center, and various athletic fields.

Northwest College also offers scholarships and grants to outstanding Students.

It is a great school for students looking to receive quality Education at an affordable cost as well as learn in a welcoming environment.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:1,427
Undergraduate enrollment:1,427
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:1.3%
      Black or African American:0.8%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:0.4%
      Two or more races:2.0%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:1.7%
      Non-resident alien:2.7%

Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree

Majors Offered

  • Aerial Adventure Operations
  • Aeronautics
  • Agriculture – Farm and Ranch Management
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Professional Studies B.A.S.
  • Accounting
  • Communication
  • Conservation Law Enforcement
  • Drafting Technology
  • Agriculture Education
  • English Studies
  • Equine Business Management
  • General Studies
  • Allied Health
  • Music
  • Photographic Communications
  • Biology
  • Anthropology
  • Coach – Assistant
  • Advanced Welding
  • Outdoor Education & Recreation Leadership
  • Agriculture – Production
  • Archaeological Technician
  • Digital and Social Media
  • Agriculture Business
  • Digital and Social Media
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Equine Care & Basic Riding
  • Emergency Medical Services, Paramedicine
  • Music Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Archaeological Technician
  • Coach – Head
  • Robotics Technology
  • Agriculture – Range Management
  • Archaeology Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Business
  • Photographic Communications
  • Elementary Education
  • Equine Riding
  • Medical Assistant Certificate (CMA)
  • Computer Science
  • Archaeology Technology
  • K-12 Computer Science Endorsement
  • Welding – Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Agriculture Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Nursing: Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • K-12 Computer Science Endorsement
  • History
  • Welding Technology


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees
      In-state$4,862 $4,330 $4,270 
      Out-of-state$11,162 $10,270 $10,210 
    Books and supplies$1,600 $1,500 $1,500 
      Room and board$6,380 $6,100 $7,320 
      Other expenses$3,295 $3,260 $3,196 
      Room and board$10,787 $10,669 $10,460 
      Other expenses$3,295 $3,260 $3,196 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$2,928 $2,896 $2,840