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IPEDS ID: 488086
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Northwest Suburban College
5999 S. New Wilke Road, Rollng Meadows, Illinois 60008-4504
General information:  (847) 290-6425
Website:  nwsc.edu/
Type:  < 2-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  41 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Admissionsnwsc.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinenwsc.edu/apply-now/
Financial Aidnwsc.edu/financial-aid/
Net Price Calculatornwsc.edu/netpricecalculator/npcalc.htm
Disability Servicesnwsc.edu/advising/
Mission Statement
  Northwest Suburban College's mission is to provide high quality, accelerated, and affordable education in professional and paraprofessional fields that will lead to scholarly pursuit and gainful employment opportunities.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Students cannot receive federal aid (e.g. Pell Grants).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty (all instructional)15
Estimated Expenses in the Largest Program for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Largest ProgramProgram LengthAverage Completion
Medical/Clinical Assistant720 contact hours7 months
Detailed Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees$6,471$9,471$9,534$9,5340.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$7,000$7,000$8,400$8,4000.0%
Other$1,540$1,540$1,750$1,7500.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,540$1,540$1,750$1,7500.0%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Off Campus$15,010$18,010$19,683$19,6830.0%
Off Campus with Family$8,010$11,010$11,283$11,2830.0%
  • Cost of books and supplies are not charged separately. It is included in the amount charged for tuition and fees.
Next largest programs 2018-2019
ProgramProgram LengthAverage CompletionTuition and feesBooks and supplies
Dental Assisting/Assistant720 contact hours7 months$9,534$0
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant152 contact hours4 months$2,221$0
  • Cost of books and supplies are not separately charged. It is included in the tuition and required fee amount.
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12643%————
Grant or scholarship aid2338%$82,891$3,604
Federal grants1728%$61,483$3,617
Pell grants1728%$61,483$3,617
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships610%$21,408$3,568
Student loan aid2338%$89,933$3,910
Federal student loans813%$34,531$4,316
Other student loans1525%$55,402$3,693
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13837%$128,748$3,388
Pell grants2625%$81,135$3,121
Federal student loans1616%$77,718$4,857
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
AVERAGE NET PRICE IN THE LARGEST PROGRAM FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS
Largest ProgramProgram LengthAcademic Year Length
Medical/Clinical Assistant720 contact hours900 contact hours
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$10,813$13,896
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$10,430$13,042
$30,001 – $48,000$15,094$12,031
$48,001 – $75,000$15,094$16,453
$75,001 – $110,000$16,453
$110,001 and more$15,094
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance for the institution's largest program. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses for the institutions largest program. If the total length of program is greater than the academic year length, the total cost of attendance is adjusted for the academic year and the average net price is for the academic year. For programs that are less than the academic year length, the total cost of attendance and the average net price are for the entire length of the program.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)41
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 0%
Female: 100%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 5%
Asian: 12%
Black or African American: 15%
Hispanic/Latino: 41%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 20%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 51%
25 and over: 49%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 91%
Out-of-state: 9%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 52%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in 2015-16
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 77%
Transfer-out rate: 3%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in 2014-15 or 2015-16, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in 2014-15 or 2015-16, by Time to Completion
[Began in 2014-15]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 79%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 79%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 79%
[Began in 2015-16]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 77%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 77%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
  • Non-degree-granting institutions were not required to report Outcome Measures information.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
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Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant10
Medical/Clinical Assistant26
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant14
Category total50
Grand total50
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and SchoolsAccredited since (08/18/2014)12/31/2017
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/234960.
  • No campus security data reported for this institution.
  • Institution does not have a Program Participation Agreement with the US Department of Education. Eligible students can NOT receive federal aid (e.g. Pell Grants).