Northwestern College-Chicago Campus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$17,280
2017 Average Net Price
$25,864
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.73%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
67
32.8% Full-Time

About

Northwestern College-Chicago Campus is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2017, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus were Medical Assistant (56 degrees awarded) and Massage Therapy (3 degrees).

In 2017, 108 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus. 89.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 10.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (47 degrees), 1.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus is $17,280, which is $9,168 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2017, the median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus is $17,280

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,864.

In 2017, 85% of undergraduate students attending Northwestern College-Chicago Campus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$17,280
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus was $17,280.

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Average Net Price

$25,864
2017 Value
7.51%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Northwestern College-Chicago Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,864. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Northwestern College-Chicago Campus grew by 7.51%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 6.25% with respect to 2016, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
3.73%
2019 Default Rate
23
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus was 3.73%, which represents 23 out of the 616 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

Northwestern College-Chicago Campus had a total enrollment of 67 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus is 22 students and the part-time enrollment is 45. This means that 32.8% of students enrolled at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.3% Hispanic or Latino, 25.4% Black or African American, 20.9% White, 4.48% Asian, 1.49% Two or More Races, and 1.49% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (22.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (18.2%) and Black or African American Male (13.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus is 22 and the part-time enrollment is 45. This means that 32.8% of students enrolled at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

29%
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 Northwestern College-Chicago Campus was 29%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Northwestern College-Chicago Campus had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    25 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    17 enrolled students
  3. White
    14 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus is 37.3% Hispanic or Latino, 25.4% Black or African American, 20.9% White, 4.48% Asian, 1.49% Two or More Races, and 1.49% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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.

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Graduates

In 2017, 86 more women than men received degrees from Northwestern College-Chicago Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus is hispanic or latino (47 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus is Medical Assistant (56 degrees awarded), followed by Massage Therapy (3 degrees).

In 2017,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (7 degrees awarded), Health (87 degrees), and Business (13 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus in 2017 are Legal (7 degrees awarded), Health (87 degrees), Business (13 degrees), and Protective Services (1 degrees) (as of 2017).

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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 Northwestern College-Chicago Campus are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus are Legal (7 degrees awarded), Health (87 degrees), Business (13 degrees), and Protective Services (1 degrees) (as of 2017).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus are Legal (7 degrees awarded), Health (87 degrees), Business (13 degrees), and Protective Services (1 degrees) (as of 2017).

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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 Northwestern College-Chicago Campus.
Most Common (2017)
  1. 56 degrees awarded
  2. 3 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus was Medical Assistant with 56 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

11
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2017
97
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2017

In 2017, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus, which is 0.113 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (97).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 3 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus in Health Information & Medical Records Technology, which is 0.188 times less than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 62 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus in Medical Assistant, which is 20.7 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2017 at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus is Male and Hispanic or Latino (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    47 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    37 degrees awarded
  3. White
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus is hispanic or latino (47 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

1.85% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2017)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    44 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    33 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus is hispanic or latino female (44 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (33 degrees).

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Operations

Northwestern College-Chicago Campus employs 12 Associate professors, 9 Assistant professors and 4 Instructors. Most academics at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus are Female Associate professor (11), Female Assistant professor (7), and Female Instructor (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus are: Management, with 37 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 16 employees, and Sales and related with 11 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$7.63M
2017 Salaries
10.6%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Northwestern College-Chicago Campus paid a median of $7.63M in salaries, a 10.6% 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

$1.63M
Instructional Salaries
26
Number of Employees

In 2017, Northwestern College-Chicago Campus paid a total of $1.63M to 26 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.4% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
12 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus were Associate professor with 12 employees, Assistant professor with 9 employees, and Instructor with 4 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus were Management with 37 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees, and Sales and related with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2017)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus was Female Associate professor with 11 employees, Female Assistant professor with 7 employees, and Female Instructor with 3 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northwestern College-Chicago Campus.

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