Outcomes at Northwest-Shoals CC

Graduation Rate
23.70%
Transfer-out Rate
2.13%
Retention Rate
59.00%

2020 Graduation Rate

The graduation rate at Northwest-Shoals Community College is 23.70% last year which is average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in Alabama. 178 students have completed their degree/certificate programs among 751 candidates.
Compared to similar schools in college ranking, its graduation rate is lower (less completion rate) where the average graduation rate of the schools is 39.75%.
The transfer-out rate is 2.13% that is much lower (most first-time students continue to attend) compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in Alabama. The retention rate (full-time students) is 59% that is average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in Alabama.

Graduation Rate and Comparison Chart

Number of Completers and Graduation Rate

Next table summarizes the outcome measures with number of students at Northwest-Shoals Community College. 178 students have completed and 16 students have transferred out to other institute. In addition, 90 students still enrolled and 467 students have left the school before completing program.
Graduation Rate with number of completers
TotalMenWomen
Total (Candidates)751323428
Completers178
(23.70%)
90
(27.86%)
88
(20.56%)
Transfer-out16
(2.13%)
9
(2.79%)
7
(1.64%)
Still Enrolled90
(11.98%)
21
(6.50%)
69
(16.12%)
No Longer Enrolled467
(62.18%)
203
(62.85%)
264
(61.68%)

Graduation Rate by Completion Time (Bachelor's Degree)

Below table shows the number of completers with graduation rate by program length and completion time. The number in parenthesis is graduation rate. The numbers and rate for the 150% normal times are not cumulative, but additional completers and rate for that period. For example, 16 students have completed in 2 years and additional 35 students have completed in 3rd year (for less than 2 years programs).
Graduation Rate by Completion Time
TotalMenWomen
150% normal time (Overall)178
(23.70%)
90
(27.86%)
88
(20.56%)
150% normal time (Less than 2 years programs)35
(4.66%)
30
(9.29%)
5
(1.17%)
150% normal time (2 but less than 4 years programs)143
(19.04%)
60
(18.58%)
83
(19.39%)
100% normal time (Overall)77
(10.25%)
- -
100% normal time (Less than 2 years programs)16
(2.13%)
- -
100% normal time (2 but less than 4 years programs)61
(8.12%)
- -

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity
TotalMenWomen
Total23.70% (178/751) 27.86% (90/323) 20.56% (88/428)
American Indian or Alaska Native11.11% (1/9) 0.00% (0/2) 14.29% (1/7)
Asian66.67% (2/3) 50.00% (1/2) 100.00% (1/1)
Black (Non-Hispanic)17.28% (14/81) 19.44% (7/36) 15.56% (7/45)
Hispanic32.35% (11/34) 25.00% (3/12) 36.36% (8/22)
White24.25% (145/598) 29.12% (76/261) 20.47% (69/337)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander50.00% (2/4) 0.00% (0/1) 66.67% (2/3)
Two or More Race11.11% (2/18) 28.57% (2/7) 0.00% (0/11)

Number of Completers by Race/Ethnicity

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