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Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus

Quick Stats
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
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Overview
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Acceptance Rate

93.7%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$17,475

Average Salary in 10 Years

$33,100
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus

Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus is located in Bridgeview, Illinois. It is a small private for-profit school part of the Northwestern College system and offers undergrad programs. It has 650 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is selective with an acceptance rate of 93.7%.

Popular majors include Health Professions and Related Programs, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, and Legal Professions and Studies. 20% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $26,800.

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About
🗺 7725 South Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview, Illinois 60455
Mission Northwestern College, an institution of higher education, encourages, prepares, and empowers its diverse student body to pursue their career and educational goals. Our distinctive programs, combined with our commitment, integrity, and student-centered learning community, provide employers with well-prepared graduates.
🌐 www.nc.edu
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Admissions
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Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus has around 239 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 67% decide to enroll at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 239 applicants 7% are men and 93% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 1,306 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 8 men.

Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus's acceptance rate is 93.7%. The acceptance rate for men is 94.1% and the acceptance rate for women is 93.7%.

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Applicants
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Who applies to Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus?

Number of Applicants

239

Number of Applicants per Spot

2
per spot

Male Applicants

7%

Female Applicants

93%
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Acceptance Rate
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Getting into Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus

Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus Acceptance Rate

93.7%

Getting in

Less Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

94.1%

Female Acceptance Rate

93.7%
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School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus?

Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus Admissions Yield

67%
of accepted students choose to go to Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus

Male Admissions Yield

56%

Female Admissions Yield

68%
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Application
Admission Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Neither required nor recommended
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

20%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

13%

Women Graduation Rate

22%
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Cost
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Can you afford to attend Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$24,268
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$17,475
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$17,475
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$17,475
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$24,112
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$256
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus would expect to pay over 10 years.

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus Financial Aid

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

74%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus you can visit www.NC.edu.

Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $17,475
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $17,475
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus?

Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus students, on average, make $33,100 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 7-8 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 5% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

5.4%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus.

Median Earnings of Students from Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus.
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Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.9x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.7x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

14
students per faculty
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Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus?

No
Highest degree: Associate's degree
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Students
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

650

Total Students

650
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

60%

Students over 25

70%

Student Median Household Income

$58,867
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

92%
of undergraduates

Men

8%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Mostly Women

Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus has significantly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 9 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 1150 women.

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus study?

Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus are:

  1. Health Professions and Related Programs
  2. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  3. Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
  4. Legal Professions and Studies
Approximately 100% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

37%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

21%

Students Who Transfer Out of Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus

24%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus has a retention rate of 37% for full-time undergrads, which is low.

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Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

40
6% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus has around 40 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 6% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Northwestern College - Southwestern Campus as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Living in Bridgeview, Illinois
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

376
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

56
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Politics in Illinois
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, Illinois tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 55% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 38% voted for the Republican party, and 4% voted for neither.

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