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Northwest-Shoals Community College

Muscle Shoals, AL

At A Glance

Main Address

800 George Wallace Boulevard

Muscle Shoals, AL 35661-3206

www.nwscc.edu

Admission Office

PO Box 2545

Muscle Shoals, AL 35662-2545

(256) 331-5363

Fax : (256) 331-5366

admissions@nwscc.edu

Contact : Tom Carter

Assistant Dean of Recruitment, Admissions and Financial Aid

Type of School

Medium

Public

community college

technical college

2-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 0188

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 3,558

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 776

In-State Tuition : $4,815.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $8,805.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

Two campuses: Phil Campbell Campus located in Franklin County and Muscle Shoals Campus located in Colbert County.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Aug 1

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Apr 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 19 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate degrees

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Most Popular Majors

Associates
Liberal Arts : 56.0%
Health Professions : 21.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 10.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping C
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General A C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Programming, Specific Applications A C
Computer Programming/Programmer, General A
Computer and Information Sciences, General A
Information Science/Studies A
Information Technology A

Construction Trades
Carpentry/Carpenter C
Electrician C

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General A C
Energy Systems Technology/Technician C
Environmental/Environmental Engineering Technology/Technician A C
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician C
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician C

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management A C

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) A C
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training C
Medical/Clinical Assistant A C
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide C
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies A
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician C
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician C

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General A

Personal & Culinary Services
Salon/Beauty Salon Management/Manager A C

Precision Production
Cabinetmaking and Millwork C
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist C
Welding Technology/Welder A C

Science Technologies & Technicians
Chemical Technology/Technician C

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science A

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cooperative Education

Cross-Registration

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Honors Program

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

1000 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Geographic Location : 60 miles from Huntsville, 120 miles from Birmingham.

Large Town

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 3,558

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 776

Degree-seeking undergrads : 2,582

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 21

Part Time students : 50.0%

Percentage of males : 35.0%

Percentage of females : 65.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 1.0%

American Indian/Alaskan Native : 1.0%

Black African American : 13.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 7.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 2.0%

White : 74.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 1.0%

Housing Policies

Housing Options

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Patriots

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

On-campus daycare

Veteran's counselor

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Tutoring

Study skills assistance

Remedial instruction

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

N

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 1,689

Admitted : 1,689

Enrolled : 776

Open admission 100.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Additional requirements for health occupation programs.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Students who have completed college-level courses offered by high schools through the CEEB Advanced Placement Program and who have passed the National Examinations of the CEEB Advanced Placement Program with a score of three (3) or higher will be awarded advanced placement credit in the equivalent courses at the College.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

4

0

Math

4

0

Science

4

0

Social Studies

4

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Biology

50

4

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

6

College Algebra

50

3

College Composition

50

6

English Literature

50

6

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

50

4

Spanish II

50

4

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of loans / jobs : 100.0%

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Apr 1

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Aug 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Lisa Lilley

Financial aid office phone : (256) 331-5367

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $133.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $266.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Job Skills

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$4,815.00

$4,815.00

$4,815.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$8,805.00

$8,805.00

$8,805.00

Room only:

--

$5,500.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

$960.00

$960.00

Transportation expenses:

--

$3,410.00

$3,410.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$6,415.00

$16,285.00

$10,785.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$10,405.00

$20,275.00

$14,775.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 352

Transfers admitted percentage: 100.0%

Transfers admitted: 352

Transfers enrolled percentage: 34.0%

Transfers enrolled: 122

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

Students not meeting the 2.0 GPA requirement may be admitted on probation.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $8,805.00

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): $5,500.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $266.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 61

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser