Northwest-Shoals Community College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Muscle Shoals, AL

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How much is the Northwest-Shoals CC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Northwest-Shoals CC's tuition & fees is $5,071 for Alabama residents and $8,881 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $16,541 for Alabama residents and $20,351 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Northwest-Shoals CC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Alabama Residents Tuition & Fees$5,071
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,881
Books & Supplies Costs$1,600
Off-campus Room & Board$5,500
Off-campus Expenses$4,370
2023-2024 Estimates
Alabama Residents Tuition & Fees$5,323
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,256

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Northwest-Shoals CC' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Alabama, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $14,073.
In-StateOut-of-State
Northwest-Shoals Community College$5,071$8,881
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Alabama 2-4 Years Colleges$15,034
Public Schools$7,408$14,073
Private Schools$15,848

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Northwest-Shoals CC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Northwest-Shoals Community CollegeMuscle Shoals, AL$5,071$8,881
J. F. Drake State Community and Technical CollegeHuntsville, AL$5,130$8,940
Jefferson State Community CollegeBirmingham, AL$5,040$8,850
Bishop State Community CollegeMobile, AL$5,280$9,090
Shelton State Community CollegeTuscaloosa, AL$5,067$8,877
Bevill State Community CollegeJasper, AL$4,678$8,234
Remington College-Mobile CampusMobile, AL$15,002$20,476

Financial Aid and COA

At Northwest-Shoals Community College, 3,296 students (98%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $3,726.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Northwest-Shoals CC is $16,625 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 403 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $6,608 and the average amount of student loans is $3,255.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Alabama ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$16,541$20,351
Tuition & Fees$5,071$8,881
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$11,470$11,470
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$12,815$16,625
Average Financial Aid$3,726$3,726
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,29698%$3,726
Pell Grants1,10533%$5,620
Federal Student Loan52015%$3,306
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid40399%-
Grants or Scholarships40198%$6,608
Federal Grants40198%$5,616
Pell Grants24059%$7,051
Other Federal Grants39396%$1,424
State/Local Grants4712%$420
Institutional Grants16340%$2,319
Student Loan Aid7719%$3,255
Federal Student Loans7719%$3,255
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level267266$8,460
0-30,000160160$10,070
30,001-48,0004141$9,351
48,001-75,0003635$5,308
75,001-110,0002121$2,497
110,001 or more99$2,307

Student Population

Northwest-Shoals Community College has a total of 4,032 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 1,452 male students and 1,919 female students attending Northwest-Shoals CC. The school offers online degree programs and 614 students enrolled online exclusively (15.23% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate3,371 1,4521,919

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, AL
Phone256-331-5200
WEBhttps://www.nwscc.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered52 Programs
Online Program Offered5 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population4,032
Graduation Rate26%
Transfer-out Rate6%
Retention Rate64% (Full-time), 45% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate16 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties74 (Full-time), 98 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs215 (Full-time), 237 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$59,721
Average Staff Salary$55,719