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Northwest-Shoals Community College is a public institution situated in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The city atmosphere of Muscle Shoals makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

30 Undergraduate Degrees

Where Is Northwest-Shoals Community College?

Location of Northwest-Shoals Community College

Contact details for NW-SCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
Phone: 256-331-5200

How Do I Get Into NW-SCC?

You can apply to NW-SCC online at:

Since Northwest-Shoals Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Northwest-Shoals Community College?

18% Take Out Loans
23.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At NW-SCC, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $4,558 a year. That adds up to $18,232 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NW-SCC is 23.0%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Northwest-Shoals Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,288 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,512 undergraduate students at NW-SCC, with 1,288 being full-time and 2,224 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  NW-SCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,288 full-time undergraduates at NW-SCC, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  NW-SCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northwest-Shoals Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of NW-SCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 155
Hispanic or Latino 95
White 914
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 109

Online Learning at Northwest-Shoals Community College

422 Took All Classes Online
1,293 Took At Least One Class Online
37.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,293 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at NW-SCC has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of NW-SCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northwest-Shoals Community College was 37.8%. This is the #354 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NW-SCC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Northwest-Shoals Community College Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s TOTAL
General Computer & Information Sciences 21 9 30
TOTAL 21 9 30


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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