About Northwest-Shoals Community College

Founded in 1963, Northwest-Shoals Community College. is a college. Located in Alabama, which is a city setting in Alabama, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,752 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Northwest-Shoals Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 75 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Northwest-Shoals Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
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Admissions at NSCCMS are considered , with ,1% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Northwest-Shoals Community College.

Northwest-Shoals Community College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    2 Students rated on-campus housing 1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    3 Students rated off-campus housing 2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    3 Students rated campus food 1.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    4 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    4 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    4 Students rated school activities 2.8 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    4 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    4 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Northwest-Shoals Community College?

5 Students rated Northwest-Shoals Community College

Jackson - 01/23/2023

I have honestly loved my time here at Northwest-Shoals. It has allowed me to continue on the path of my education without me having to fork out huge amounts of cash. Even considering that, the academics and services are fantastic and not lacking in any way. I can not think of one time that I have needed help with something and I have not been able to find someone to help me with. Faculty and staff are extremely helpful and I feel as if they actually want students to succeed.


To me NorthWest-Shoal Community College is a great place to earn an associates or the first step towards a university to earn your Bachelors degree. The class size has to be one of the major upsides. It gives students a more personable relationship with their instructors. The cost of tuition is very low compared to universities. There also numerous clubs and organizations to become involved in. I would definitely recommend anyone to attend.


It is close to home. It is family oriented. It is small and allows to students to get a glimpse of what larger college would and will be like. It has great opportunity for students to get the help and direction that they may need. The faculty and staff are great. I have experienced hands of the importance of a student success and completion of all their courses.


I love my school. It is my first college however, so I do not have much to compare it to. I do wish there was more food offered on campus because all we have are vending machines, but there is plenty fast food nearby. I have enjoyed almost all of my courses so far. I have been going here for three semesters now and there are only 2 teachers that I was not that happy with, but aside from that I think all of my instructors have been great!

Northwest-Shoals Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Northwest-Shoals Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Northwest-Shoals Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Being a recent college grad at 34 with four children, I would most likely tell myself to take advantage of being young and able to complete school early. Making poor decisions right after high school, I decided not not return to school and put off college until 4 years ago. Now nearing my 30's I decided it was time to make a better life for myself and my children and the thought that I could have done this years and years ago before the kids really bugs me that I didn't do it sooner. Now I am in debt with student loans but do however has an Associates degree in Criminal Justice and am pushing on to get my Bachelors. It would have been easier academic wise to complete college right after high school as I have forgotten most of what I learn in high school and am having to take classes over again.

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  3. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    There is nothing unique about it, it is just easier and costs less than a 4 year college. As of right now I am taking basic credits to transfer to a 4 year where I will be able to earn my bachelors.

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  4. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    How dedicated the instructors are to teach you in your up coming field.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates here are mostly adults, parents and some are like me fresh out of high school.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    Being able to take classes that will transfer to a 4 year college that costs less than it would at other colleges.

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    They only serve chicken fingers pretty much every day.

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    We do not have sports.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

91% of students attending Northwest-Shoals Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 61% were awarded federal grants. While 21% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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