Northwest - Shoals Community College, Muscle Shoals (NW-SCC)

Muscle Shoals, AL

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Northwest - Shoals Community College, Muscle Shoals

Northwest - Shoals Community College, Muscle Shoals

Northwest - Shoals Community College, Muscle Shoals Student Essentials

Northwest - Shoals Community College, Muscle Shoals Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Patriots
Website: www.nwscc.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $4,080
Out-of-State Tuition: $7,350
Retention Rate: 47%
Enrollment: 5,501
Year Established: 1963

About NW-SCC

Northwest-Shoals Community College in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, is committed to educating students at all stages of their academic career. Programs include traditional and non-traditional majors and courses for adults and second-language learners.

Students may train for healthcare, technical and business careers, like:

  • Dental Assisting
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assisting
  • Electrical Technology
  • Criminal Justice

Academics for the transfer student include associate’s degrees in:

  • Art
  • Education
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Pre-Law

One of the most distinctive programs available at Northwest-Shoals is the Outdoor Leadership program. This program is for those who wish to secure careers that will allow them to work in the outdoors. Students in the Outdoor Leadership program, often get a second degree in such healthcare fields as paramedic technology and nursing.

Northwest-Shoals Community College also offers ESL classes for second-language learners, at all levels of their English language study. Other adult education offerings include GED-prep classes.

High school students may also enroll in the dual degree program, which awards them high school and college credit for classes taken.

Northwest-Shoals Community College’s college life activities include religious, special interest, performing arts and professional clubs and organizations.

They also offer student support services, like TRIO, a program specifically for low-income and first-generation college students.

Northwest-Shoals Community College offers many financial aid programs including federal grants and federal work-study awards. They also award academic, performing arts, leadership and other types of scholarships. State tuition assistance and veterans benefits are available too.

In addition to completing an admissions application, applicants who scored below 20 on the ACT must take the Compass placement exam.

NW-SCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Northwest - Shoals Community College, Muscle Shoals 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Overall Rating

I liked the atmosphere among the students and the faculty. I believe that students can make an easy transition from high school to college in this setting.


NW-SCC Map & Location

Northwest - Shoals Community College, Muscle Shoals
800 George Wallace Blvd
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661


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Getting Around NW-SCC

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Muscle Shoals, AL

Winter
Dec
53
34
Jan
51
31
Feb
56
35
Spring
Mar
65
42
Apr
73
50
May
81
59
Summer
Jun
88
66
Jul
91
70
Aug
91
69
Fall
Sep
85
62
Oct
74
50
Nov
63
41

NW-SCC Students

Total Students 5,501

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 12%
  • Caucasian: 84%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 1%
Latino 3%
African American 12%
Caucasian 84%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Unknown and Other 1%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 0%
Part-Time 100%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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