Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus
Bridgeview, IL 60455


Type 2 year
Control Private
Business model For Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 684
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 10:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 544 applications and 424 students were granted admission. Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus is at the #46 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 168 2 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus's tuition was $17,280 for all students regardless of residency (25.4% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 2-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $18,092
In State Tuition
National Average = $13,780
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $13,780
Learn more about tuition & fees

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus has enrolled a total of 684 students (277 students full-time and 407 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 684 students, 44 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 8% men and 92% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 29 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 49%

White: 18%

Two or more races: 15%

Hispanic: 14%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Asian: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%


Listed below are the 4 largest majors offered at Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 60% 302 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 11% 54 0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 10% 52 0
Legal Professions And Studies 7% 36

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 61%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $23,536

The typical median income of Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus graduates 6 years after enrollment is $30,200. Last year, out of the total 6,310 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 5,364 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 4,449 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 3,871 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $30,200 $38,800
Employment Rate 85% 87%
Total Graduates 6,310 4,449

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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Fox College
3 mile away
Taylor Business Institute
12.1 mile away
Midwestern Career College
12.2 mile away
Coyne College
12.5 mile away
SOLEX College
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