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 Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals

Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals - Muscle Shoals, AL

800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661

General information:(256)331-5200
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:No
Student population:3,939( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,880 $3,450 $4,020 -14%
Out-of-state $5,010 $6,150 $7,230 -15%
Books and supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $4,500 $4,500 $4,500 0%
Other $3,640 $3,385 $3,463 -2%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,640 $3,385 $3,463 -2%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $4,180 $4,750 $5,320 -20%
Off Campus $12,320 $12,635 $13,283 -8%
Off Campus with Family $7,820 $8,135 $8,783 0%
On Campus $6,310 $7,450 $8,530 -13%
Off Campus $14,450 $15,335 $16,493 -6%
Off Campus with Family $9,950 $10,835 $11,993 -9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,210
In-state fees $810
Out-of-state tuition $6,420
Out-of-state fees $810
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 777 93% --
Grant or scholarship aid 774 93% $4,190,993 $5,415
Federal grants 640 77% $3,503,153 $5,474
Pell grants 629 75% $3,417,602 $5,433
Other federal grants 59 7% $85,551 $1,450
State/local government grant or scholarships 234 28% $205,499 $878
Institutional grants or scholarships 218 26% $482,341 $2,213
Student loan aid 216 26% $821,767 $3,804
Federal student loans 216 26% $821,767 $3,804
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,127 70% $16,159,646 $5,168
Pell grants 2,519 56% $13,091,827 $5,197
Federal student loans 1,130 25% $5,083,969 $4,499


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $6,080 $5,467 $5,115
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $4,966 $3,876 $4,014
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,052 $5,867 $4,681
$48,001 - $75,000 $8,161 $6,839 $7,611
$75,001 - $110,000 $9,214 $7,188 $9,616
$110,001 and more $5,846 $6,920 $9,640

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,939
Undergraduate enrollment 3,939
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 261
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 53 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1994 Accredited


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Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 00--
Drug law violations 00
Liquor law violations 00--
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 00
Negligent manslaughter 00--
Sex offenses - Forcible 00--
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 00--
Robbery 00--
Aggravated assault 00--
Burglary 00--
Motor vehicle theft 00--
Arson 00--
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate27.1%
Number in default180
Number in repayment662

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00569700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--1
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-172
Category total-173
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General411-
Category total411-
Construction Trades Colleges
Category total3-8
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Biomedical Technology/Technician1--
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General68-
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician1--
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology01-
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/--2
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Techn2--
Category total1092
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care and Support Services Management68-
Category total68-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)111
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--20
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-84-
Category total18521
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science-4-
Fire Services Administration0--
Category total04-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-105-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-25-
Category total-130-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician9-3
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician11-0
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician-8-
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology-0-
Category total2083
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-23-
Category total-23-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts, Other0--
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General13-17
Category total13-17
Precision Production Colleges
Cabinetmaking and Millwork1--
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant--9
Welding Technology/Welder23-6
Category total24-15
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Chemical Technology/Technician0--
Category total0--
Grand total8129569