Colorado Northwestern Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,754
2.01% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$13,323
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.86%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,179
35.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
31.8%
48 Graduates

About

Colorado Northwestern Community College is a higher education institution located in Rio Blanco County, CO. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Colorado Northwestern Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (37 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (25 degrees), and Dental Hygiene (21 degrees).

In 2022, 255 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado Northwestern Community College. 64.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (197 degrees), 5.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (36 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Northwestern Community College is $3,754, which is $−4,358 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Colorado Northwestern Community College is $3,754, which is $−4,358 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,323.

In 2022, 55% of undergraduate students attending Colorado Northwestern Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 17% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,754
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Colorado Northwestern Community College was $3,754. The cost of tuition at Colorado Northwestern Community College is $−4,358 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$13,323
2022 Value
3.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Colorado Northwestern Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,323. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Colorado Northwestern Community College grew by 3.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,905
Room and Board
$1,460
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado Northwestern Community College was of $9,905 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.9% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,460. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 18.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
17%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Colorado Northwestern Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 19.6% with respect to 2021, 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.
3.86%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado Northwestern Community College was 3.86%, which represents 8 out of the 207 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

Colorado Northwestern Community College had a total enrollment of 1,179 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Northwestern Community College is 414 students and the part-time enrollment is 765. This means that 35.1% of students enrolled at Colorado Northwestern Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado Northwestern Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.6% White, 16.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.75% Two or More Races, 1.61% Black or African American, 1.44% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.763% Asian, and 0.254% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado Northwestern Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.3%), followed by White Male (25.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado Northwestern Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,179 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado Northwestern Community College is 414 and the part-time enrollment is 765. This means that 35.1% of students enrolled at Colorado Northwestern Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

37%
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 Colorado Northwestern Community College was 37%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Colorado Northwestern Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    821 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    197 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    56 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Colorado Northwestern Community College is 69.6% White, 16.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.75% Two or More Races, 1.61% Black or African American, 1.44% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.763% Asian, and 0.254% 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.

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, 45 students (3.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 73 more women than men received degrees from Colorado Northwestern Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Colorado Northwestern Community College is white (197 degrees awarded). There were 5.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (36 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Colorado Northwestern Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (37 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (25 degrees) and Dental Hygiene (21 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Colorado Northwestern Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (16 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (17 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (68 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 Colorado Northwestern Community College are Registered nurses (1,402,422 people), Medical & health services managers (155,490 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,340 people), Pharmacists (135,101 people), and Physicians (113,028 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Northwestern Community College in 2022 are Transportation (16 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (17 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (68 degrees), Health (85 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (4 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 Colorado Northwestern Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Colorado Northwestern Community College are Transportation (16 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (17 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (68 degrees), Health (85 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (4 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 Colorado Northwestern Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,508,050 people), Elementary & secondary schools (325,303 people), Outpatient care centers (246,915 people), Offices of physicians (208,376 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (163,688 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado Northwestern Community College are Transportation (16 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (17 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (68 degrees), Health (85 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (4 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 Colorado Northwestern Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 37 degrees awarded
  2. 25 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Colorado Northwestern Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 37 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

91
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
164
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 91 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Northwestern Community College, which is 0.555 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (164).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.682 times less than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 7.5 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 26% of students graduating from Colorado Northwestern Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (45.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Colorado Northwestern Community College is Female and White (45.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    197 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    36 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado Northwestern Community College is white (197 degrees awarded). There were 5.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (36 degrees).

0.784% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    134 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    63 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Colorado Northwestern Community College is white female (134 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (63 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado Northwestern Community College employs 30 Instructors. Most academics at Colorado Northwestern Community College are Female Instructor (20), and Male Instructor (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Northwestern Community College are: Management, with 15 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 12 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 11 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $478k - Federal
  2. $816k - State
  3. $1.5M - Local

As of 2022, Colorado Northwestern Community College received $478k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $816k from state grants and contracts, and $1.5M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$6.1M
2022 Salaries
0.705%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Colorado Northwestern Community College paid a median of $6.1M in salaries, a 0.705% decline from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.83M
Instructional Salaries
30
Number of Employees

In 2022, Colorado Northwestern Community College paid a total of $1.83M to 30 employees working as instructors, which represents 30% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
30 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
15 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado Northwestern Community College was Instructor with 30 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado Northwestern Community College were Management with 15 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 12 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado Northwestern Community College was Female Instructor with 20 employees, and Male Instructor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Colorado Northwestern Community College.

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