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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B-
  6. Location
    B-
Northwest-Shoals CC is a public college located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,436 undergraduate students. The Northwest-Shoals CC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Welding, and Nursing. Graduating 19% of students, Northwest-Shoals CC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,300.
About Northwest-Shoals Community College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
800 George Wallace Blvd
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,881/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,712/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
83%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,436Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,004
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
65%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
19%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%

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Northwest-Shoals Community College Reviews

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The program I am is is great. It is fully accredited, which is important! Very fulfilling courses. The instructors have been incredibly helpful along the way. The campus is beautiful - very neat, clean, and safe. I love my college.
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Northwest Shoals is a great two year college. I highly recommend high school graduates to consider NWSCC. Starting out at a community college may really help one get the college feel. Also, for those who are struggling to figure out their major, NWS is great to help you decide. If you are much older than a high school graduate and want to go back to college/never been to college, you will feel right at home at NWS. They make sure to show you every option. The staff is outstanding. They make sure you know where to go, what is coming up, and always are there for one-on-one time. The only change I would like to see at NWS is bringing back their athletics. That would attract more students by playing a sport there and by giving them something to do.
Northwest Shoals Community College was a great school to start at, all the professors are easy to work with and the cost to attend is very reasonable compared to most universities. The only thing I would like to see change is the availability of classes, there are a lot of things that are not offered at night.