Northwest-Shoals Community College: Ranking & Review

Muscle Shoals
United States

Northwest-Shoals Community College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)3,4401,4222,018

918 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

255 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Northwest-Shoals Community College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Northwest-Shoals Community College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Northwest-Shoals Community College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$3,570$7,080
Fees for full-time undergraduates$841$841
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$119$236

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities281281
Health Professions and Related Programs185185
Precision Production148148
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies5959
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields5353
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians4545
Personal and Culinary Services4242
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2525
Construction Trades2222
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences1414
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1010
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services88
Science Technologies & Technicians
Grand Total892892

A total of 892 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Northwest-Shoals Community College.

Graduation rate16%17%14%
  • Full-time retention rate - 57%
  • Part-time retention rate - 40%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff269
Instructional FTE97
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Address800 George Wallace Blvd
Muscle Shoals, Alabama, 35661
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population13,000