Northwest College (NWC)
Northwest College is a public two-year residential college located in Powell, Wyoming, about 70 miles east of Yellowstone National Park. Located in the valley of the Shoshone River, Powell is proud to be a college town and home to Northwest College's well-groomed, 124-acre main campus. Northwest College also has outreach centers in Cody and Worland.
Northwest College opened in 1946 with nearly 100 full- and part-time students and three instructors who met in classrooms borrowed from the public school district.
Initially called the University of Wyoming Northwest Center, it was established through an agreement with the University of Wyoming and Park County School District No. 1. University support was discontinued in 1950.
In 1953 the name was changed to Northwest Community College, and in 1968 the college's tax base was expanded to include all of Park County. The name changed once more to Northwest College in 1989. Over the years, the quality of instruction matured, and a residential campus developed.
In the context of their global society, the mission of Northwest College is to be student-centered; be forward-thinking; cultivate community; prepare students for transfer, career, and life; and retain and graduate students.See more