2021 Student Population

A total of 3,360 students have enrolled at Northwest-Shoals Community College (all undergraduate).
By gender, 1,346 male and 2,014 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 1,081 full-time students and 2,279 part-time students.
The number of students at Northwest-Shoals Community College is average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in Alabama. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as George C Wallace Community College-Dothan and George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, its population is average (average population is 3,160).
Northwest-Shoals Community College offers online degree/certificate programs and 560 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 1,346 male and 2,014 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.67 to 1 and the ratio is lower (relatively less men students at the school) (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.

Gender Distribution Table

Population by Gender/Attending Status at

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 2,562 White students (76.25%) and 314 Black or African American students (9.35%) at Northwest-Shoals Community College(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Northwest-Shoals Community College.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

Population by Race/Ethnicity at Northwest-Shoals Community College
American Indian or Alaska Native241311
Black or African American31488226
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander211
Two or More Races1213982
Race/Ethnicity Unknown331815
Total 3,3601,3462,014

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 2,635 students whose age under twenty five and 340 students whose age is over thirty years old at Northwest-Shoals Community College.
Especially, 787 students are younger than eighteen and 5 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Northwest-Shoals Community College.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

Population by Student Age at Northwest-Shoals Community College
Total3,360 1,3462,014
Under 18787 377410
18-19983 458525
20-21510 237273
22-24355 119236
25-29274 79195
30-34146 26120
35-3973 1360
40-4986 2165
50-6430 1218
65 and over5 32
unknown111 1110
Total 3,360 1,3462,014

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Northwest-Shoals Community College, 1,451 students (43.18% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 560 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 547 students live in Alabama where Northwest-Shoals Community College is located in and 13 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
Number of Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes560
Enrolled Some in Online Classes891
Not Enrolled in Online Classes1,909
Online Student Population by Student Location
Number of Students
Total (Enrolled Excl.)560
Alabama Residents547
Other State in U.S.13
Outside of U.S.0

Online Enrollment Chart