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2009

Fact Book

Northwestern College  Orange City, Iowa  Office of Institutional/Enrollment Research   

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FACTBOOK  

7th Edition   

September 2009                            

Office of Institutional/Enrollment Research  Northwestern College  101 7th St. SW   Orange City, Iowa  712‐707‐7145  Fax 712‐707‐7175    www.nwciowa.edu/ir          Staff:     Charlie Couch, Registrar and Director of Institutional Research 

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

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TABLE OF CONTENTS   

Mission and organization    At a glance        Enrollment        New student characteristics    Retention rates      Academic support      Graduation information    Co‐curricular participation    Career development      Alumni         Personnel        Performance indicators        Appendix         

p. 4 

p. 5 

pp. 6‐17 

pp. 18‐22 

pp. 23‐24 

p. 25 

p. 26‐30 

pp. 31‐32 

p. 33 

pp. 34‐35 

p. 36 

pp. 37‐54 

pp. 55‐63 

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

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MISSION AND ORGANIZATION    Mission  Northwestern College is an intentional Christian academic community, engaging students in  courageous and faithful learning that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s  redeeming work in the world. *Pending Board approval October 2009   

Identity Northwestern College is a Christian college in the Reformed tradition, founded in 1882 by the  Reformed Church in America. We are committed to providing a Christian liberal arts education  in an undergraduate, intercultural and residential environment. We offer bachelor’s degrees in  a variety of traditional and professional programs. *Pending Board approval October 2009   

Board of Trustees  Northwestern College is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of 32 voting members. Of  those who are elected, 50 percent represent the Reformed Church in America (RCA). The board  is responsible for maintaining the mission and identity of the college, approving policy, and  providing guidance for the future. 

Accreditation Northwestern is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central  Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the education department is one of four Iowa  colleges accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); the  social work department is among 10 Iowa colleges with baccalaureate programs accredited by  the Council on Social Work Education; the athletic training education program is accredited by  the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE); the business  department is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education  (IACBE); and the nursing department is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing  Education (CCNE).   

President’s Administrative Council for 2009‐2010  Mr. Gregory Christy    Dr. Jasper Lesage    Mr. Doug Beukelman    Mr. Ron DeJong    Mr. Jay Wielenga    Dr. Adrienne Forgette   Dr. John Brogan    Rev. Harlan Van Oort   

             

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

             

President Provost  Vice President for Financial Affairs  Vice President for External Relations  Vice President for Advancement  Dean of Faculty  Dean of Students  Chaplain

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AT A GLANCE  Enrollment  Total Headcount  1342    1206      1206 

Admissions

 

Yield/Accepted to Enroll 38.0%                   32.5%     32.5%  Selectivity/Applied to  Accepted  87.9%                   75.1%    75.1%  # of Provisional Admits 25                   19    13   

FTE  1307    1178      1178  Transfer Enrollment  49    39      35    Retention & Graduation  Rates 

 

 

Finance

Advancement

Endowment

 

Total Gifts & Grants $5.4                   $2.7    $2.4             In millions 

$41.6             $31.7    $31.7             In millions  % Change in  Endowment  10.0%              ‐19.0%    ‐19.0%  Tuition Dependency 61.0%               61.0%    40.8% 

 

 

 

Alumni Giving  24.2%                 24.2%     20.5%     

Academic Quality   

Freshman to Sophomore  Retention Rate  80.5%      77.5%      75.5%  Freshman to Junior    Retention Rate  77.8%      73.8%      73.2%    5 Year Graduation Rate  65.3%      65.3%      57.5% 

Academics  

Top 10% of HS Class  30.7%                  28.5%     25.9%  AVG ACT Composite  Score  24.6                  24.6    24.2     

Legend

% of Full Time Faculty  65.2%                62.6%    59.2%  Departmental Credit  Hours  20319               18082    18082   

 

Direction of change from previous year. 

Highest value in last five years 

65.3%  

Lowest value in last five years 

57.5%

Current value 

65.3%   

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

Change indicator:   Green – positive    Red – negative    Yellow ‐ neutral

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ENROLLMENT/Historical Total Enrollment Total FTE

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

1273

1342

1315

1225

1206

1242

1307

1285

1200

1178

97.6%

97.4%

97.7%

97.9%

97.7%

Entering Cohort

374

363

324

293

331

Female

235

221

190

180

185

% FTE of Total Enrollment

Male

139

142

134

113

146

Entering Transfers

47

46

35

35

39

* Returning Students

10

12

15

5

8

Full Time

1226

1290

1271

1184

1164

% of Total Enrollment

96.3%

96.1%

96.7%

96.7%

96.5%

Part Time % of Total Enrollment

47

52

44

41

42

3.7%

3.9%

3.3%

3.3%

3.5%

Freshman

395

377

343

300

349

Sophomore

340

332

304

261

235

Junior

224

304

305

286

266

Senior

264

277

314

338

313

** Unclassified

50

52

49

40

43

Post Baccalaureate

21

24

21

20

19

High School Post-Secondary

10

10

10

11

7

ESL Certificate Program

1

2

1

2

6

Degree Seeking

1247

1288

1269

1201

1167

98.0%

96.0%

96.5%

98.0%

96.8%

26

54

46

24

39

% of Total

2.0%

4.0%

3.5%

2.0%

3.2%

Iowa Students

714

734

698

666

655

56.1%

54.7%

53.1%

54.4%

54.3%

531

572

582

520

513

41.7%

42.6%

44.3%

42.4%

42.5%

28

36

35

39

38

2.2%

2.7%

2.7%

3.2%

3.2%

387

385

370

329

305

30.4%

28.7%

28.1%

26.9%

25.3%

886

957

945

896

901

69.6%

71.3%

71.9%

73.1%

74.7%

% of Total Non-Degree Seeking

% of Total All Other States % of Total International Students % of Total Reformed Church Affiliation % of Total All Other Religious Affiliations % of Total Female Students % of Total Male Students % of Total

789

820

798

741

716

62.0%

61.1%

60.7%

60.5%

59.4%

484

522

517

484

490

38.0%

38.9%

39.3%

39.5%

40.6%

Under 18

17

20

15

16

14

% of Total

1.3%

1.5%

1.1%

1.3%

1.2%

18-24 % of Total

1218

1280

1269

1178

1157

95.7%

95.4%

96.5%

96.2%

95.9%

25-39 % of Total

23

23

19

20

22

1.8%

1.7%

1.4%

1.6%

1.8%

40 and Over % of Total

13

18

9

10

8

1.0%

1.3%

0.7%

0.8%

0.7%

Unknown

2

1

3

1

5

% of Total

0.2%

0.1%

0.2%

0.1%

0.4%

* Returning students are those students who were previously enrolled but left for 1 or more semesters and then returned. ** Unclassified- students as Post Baccalaureate, Non Degree Seeking, High School Postsecondary, ESL, etc.

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

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ENROLLMENT/Residency‐Ethnicity All Students 2009 Citizenship and Race/Ethnicity

Fall 2009 Cohort

2005

2006

2007

2008

#

%

#

%

or Permanent Residents of US

1245

1306

1280

1186

1168

96.8%

325

98.2%

White

1210

1262

1235

1147

1109

92.0%

299

90.3%

35

44

45

39

59

4.9%

26

7.9%

African American

10

12

12

8

11

7

Hispanic

12

17

18

18

26

9

Asian American

12

13

12

11

12

4

1

7

5 1

U.S. Citizens

Ethnic Minorities Total

Two or more races Native American

1

2

3

1

3

28

36

35

39

38

Non-US Residence by Selected Countries

3.2%

6

Bahrain

1

0

Brazil

1

0

Bulgaria

1

0

Canada

5

1

China

6

0

Democratic Republic of Congo

1

0

Dominican Republic

1

0

Ethiopia

1

1

Georgia

1

0

Hungary

1

0

India

1

0

Jamaica

1

0

Japan

5

1

Lithuania

1

1

Qatar

1

0

Mauritius

1

0

Nepal

2

2

Romania

2

0

South Korea

1

0

Taiwan

4

0

Totals:

1273

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

1342

1315

1225

1206

100.0%

331

1.8%

100%

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ENROLLMENT/Majors    Dept/Majors  Art  Art  Art‐Graphic Design  Business  Accounting  Agri‐Business  Bus Admin‐Ag Business  Bus Admin‐Finance  Bus Admin‐General  Bus Admin‐Human Res  Bus Admin‐Info Systems  Bus Admin‐Management  Bus Admin‐Marketing  Business Education  Economics  Biology  Biology  Biology Ecological Science  Biology Environ Science  Biology Health Professions  Biology Teaching  Medical Technology  Chemistry  Chemistry  Health Science  Communications  Communication Studies  Cinema and Digital Video  Journalism  Public Relations  Computer Science  Computer Science  Computer Information Syst  Elementary Education  English  English  English Teaching  Literature  Writing and Rhetoric  History  Humanities  Humanities  Student Initiated  Kinesiology  Physical Education  Athletic Training  Exercise Science 

  % of     % of     % of  2005  Total  2006  Total  2007  Total  35  2.5%  37  2.5%  37  2.6%              31  2.1%              6  0.4%  234  17.0%  271  18.5%  265  18.3%  45  3.3%  46  3.1%  58  4.0%  9  0.7%  11  0.8%  9  0.6%  4  0.3%  5  0.3%  7  0.5%  26  1.9%  34  2.3%  36  2.5%  61  4.4%  62  4.2%  48  3.3%  9  0.7%  17  1.2%  14  1.0%  1  0.1%              39  2.8%  58  4.0%  54  3.7%  29  2.1%  26  1.8%  25  1.7%  8  0.6%  10  0.7%  9  0.6%  3  0.2%  2  0.1%  5  0.3%  110  8.0%  116  7.9%  119  8.2%  10  0.7%  14  1.0%  11  0.8%  10  0.7%  10  0.7%  9  0.6%  1  0.1%              80  5.8%  85  5.8%  95  6.6%  6  0.4%  4  0.3%  3  0.2%  3  0.2%  3  0.2%  1  0.1%  18  1.3%  11  0.8%  12  0.8%  17  1.2%  11  0.8%  12  0.8%  1  0.1%              24  1.7%  35  2.4%  41  2.8%              17  1.2%              9  0.6%              5  0.3%              10  0.7%  28  2.0%  20  1.4%  26  1.8%  23  1.7%  18  1.2%  22  1.5%  5  0.4%  2  0.1%  4  0.3%  190  13.8%  172  11.8%  161  11.1%  70  5.1%  66  4.5%  63  4.4%  18  1.3%  9  0.6%  5  0.3%  24  1.7%  22  1.5%  20  1.4%  7  0.5%  8  0.5%  18  1.2%  21  1.5%  27  1.8%  20  1.4%  38  2.8%  42  2.9%  43  3.0%  15  1.1%  12  0.8%  12  0.8%  9  0.7%  4  0.3%  5  0.3%  6  0.4%  8  0.5%  7  0.5%  70  5.1%  74  5.1%  66  4.6%  31  2.2%  29  2.0%  28  1.9%  15  1.1%  21  1.4%  13  0.9%  24  1.7%  24  1.6%  25  1.7% 

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

  2008  39  25  14  247  53  4  7  34  53  11     47  23  10  5  117  6  12     88  8  3  11  11     50  6  12  10  22  27  20  7  142  55  3  16  16  20  38  4  1  3  65  23  15  27 

% of     % of  Total  2009  Total  2.9%  42  3.3%  1.9%  24  1.9%  1.1%  18  1.4%  18.6%  225  17.5%  4.0%  52  4.0%  0.3%  1  0.1%  0.5%  10  0.8%  2.6%  31  2.4%  4.0%  40  3.1%  0.8%  8  0.6%           3.5%  43  3.3%  1.7%  25  1.9%  0.8%  8  0.6%  0.4%  7  0.5%  8.8%  113  8.8%  0.5%  10  0.8%  0.9%  11  0.9%           6.6%  83  6.4%  0.6%  7  0.5%  0.2%  2  0.2%  0.8%  14  1.1%  0.8%  14  1.1%           3.8%  44  3.4%  0.5%  0  0.0%  0.9%  10  0.8%  0.8%  7  0.5%  1.7%  27  2.1%  2.0%  34  2.6%  1.5%  25  1.9%  0.5%  9  0.7%  10.7%  144  11.2%  4.1%  54  4.2%  0.2%  1  0.1%  1.2%  18  1.4%  1.2%  13  1.0%  1.5%  22  1.7%  2.9%  38  3.0%  0.3%  8  0.6%  0.1%  4  0.3%  0.2%  4  0.3%  4.9%  63  4.9%  1.7%  24  1.9%  1.1%  16  1.2%  2.0%  23  1.8%  Page 8 


ENROLLMENT/Majors  

 

Dept/Majors

Math

% of 

 

% of 

 

2005

Total

40 7  18  15  57  47  8  29  10     7  21  68  68     4 

2.9% 0.5%  1.3%  1.1%  4.1%  3.4%  0.6%  2.1%  0.7%     0.5%  1.5%  4.9%  4.9%     0.3% 

9

% of 

 

2006

Total

39 9  15  15  56  36  5  24  7  0  5  17  61  74     3 

2.7% 0.6%  1.0%  1.0%  3.8%  2.5%  0.3%  1.6%  0.5%  0.0%  0.3%  1.2%  4.2%  5.1%     0.2% 

0.7%

5

% of 

 

2007

Total

39 11  21  7  55  38  3  24  11  8  3  19  69  76     2 

2.7% 0.8%  1.5%  0.5%  3.8%  2.6%  0.2%  1.7%  0.8%  0.6%  0.2%  1.3%  4.8%  5.3%     0.1% 

0.3%

1

% of 

2008

Total

2009

Total

45 11  29  5  49  38  4  23  11  47  4  24  70  66       

3.4% 0.8%  2.2%  0.4%  3.7%  2.9%  0.3%  1.7%  0.8%  3.5%  0.3%  1.8%  5.3%  5.0%       

41 11  27  3  38  44  7  24  13  56  5  24  65  58  7    

3.2% 0.9%  2.1%  0.2%  3.0%  3.4%  0.5%  1.9%  1.0%  4.3%  0.4%  1.9%  5.0%  4.5%  0.5%    

0.1%

 

 

 

 

Actuarial Science  Mathematics  Mathematics Teaching  MFL/Spanish  Music  Modified Music  Music  Music Ministry  Nursing*  Philosophy  Political Science  Psychology  Religion  CE and Youth Ministry  Christian Education  Christian Education w/Yth  Min  Christian Education  Educ/Form Option  Christian Education Yth/Adls  Option  Religion    Social Work  Sociology  Theatre  Theatre  Theatre & Speech  Undecided/Unknown 

4

0.3%

4

0.3%

9

0.6%

7

0.5%

5

0.4%

22 29  25  41  45  39  6  129 

1.6% 2.1%  1.8%  3.0%  3.3%  2.8%  0.4%  10.1% 

31 31  30  44  32  27  5  213 

2.1% 2.1%  2.1%  3.0%  2.2%  1.8%  0.3%  14.6% 

29 35  31  47  37  29  8  178 

2.0% 2.4%  2.1%  3.3%  2.6%  2.0%  0.6%  12.3% 

26 33  33  29  31  25  6  95 

2.0% 2.5%  2.5%  2.2%  2.3%  1.9%  0.5%  7.2% 

14 32  33  20  23  21  2  102 

Totals:

1380

 

1463

 

1445

 

1326

 

1288

1.1% 2.5%  2.6%  1.6%  1.8%  1.6%  0.2%  7.9%    

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

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ENROLLMENT/Religious Affiliation  2005

%

2006

%

2007

%

2008

%

2009

%

Reformed

387

30.4%

385

28.7%

370

28.1%

329

26.9%

305

25.3%

Other Reformed

145

11.4%

157

11.7%

138

10.5%

141

11.5%

141

11.7%

Christian Reformed

87

6.8%

99

7.4%

87

6.6%

93

7.6%

97

8.0%

Protestant Reformed

3

0.2%

2

0.1%

3

0.2%

4

0.3%

4

0.3%

United Reformed

9

0.7%

8

0.6%

5

0.4%

7

0.6%

6

0.5%

Presbyterian

46

3.6%

48

3.6%

42

3.2%

37

3.0%

34

2.8%

Netherlands Reformed

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

1

0.1%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

625

49.1%

653

48.7%

668

50.8%

626

51.1%

633

52.5%

Assembly of God

15

1.2%

17

1.3%

22

1.7%

20

1.6%

22

1.8%

Baptist

92

7.2%

98

7.3%

92

7.0%

86

7.0%

89

7.4%

Berean

5

0.4%

3

0.2%

1

0.1%

1

0.1%

3

0.2%

Bible Church/Fundamentals

5

0.4%

9

0.7%

7

0.5%

7

0.6%

9

0.7%

Brethren

7

0.5%

4

0.3%

5

0.4%

2

0.2%

3

0.2%

Christian & Mission Alliance

24

1.9%

25

1.9%

33

2.5%

28

2.3%

25

2.1%

Church of Christ

20

1.6%

20

1.5%

25

1.9%

23

1.9%

21

1.7%

Church of Nazarene

8

0.6%

10

0.7%

9

0.7%

8

0.7%

8

0.7%

Congregational

3

0.2%

1

0.1%

3

0.2%

2

0.2%

2

0.2%

Episcopal

2

0.2%

3

0.2%

1

0.1%

1

0.1%

3

0.2%

Evangelical Covenant

14

1.1%

15

1.1%

17

1.3%

12

1.0%

13

1.1%

Evangelical Free

112

8.8%

105

7.8%

108

8.2%

102

8.3%

106

8.8%

Friends/Quaker

3

0.2%

0

0.0%

2

0.2%

2

0.2%

3

0.2%

123

9.7%

129

9.6%

129

9.8%

116

9.5%

113

9.4%

Mennonite

9

0.7%

9

0.7%

9

0.7%

13

1.1%

13

1.1%

Methodist/Wesleyan

85

6.7%

86

6.4%

92

7.0%

77

6.3%

61

5.1%

Non-denominational

89

7.0%

109

8.1%

104

7.9%

116

9.5%

132

10.9%

Pentecostal

9

0.7%

9

0.7%

8

0.6%

9

0.7%

7

0.6%

Roman Catholic

51

4.0%

67

5.0%

57

4.3%

54

4.4%

49

4.1%

Other

30

2.4%

32

2.4%

35

2.7%

30

2.4%

27

2.2%

Not Indicated

35

2.7%

48

3.6%

47

3.6%

45

3.7%

51

4.2%

1273

100.0%

1341

100.0%

1315

100.0%

1225

100.0%

1206

100.0%

Other Protestant

Lutheran

Totals:

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

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ENROLLMENT/US Region  2005 

%

2006

%

2007

%

2008

%

2009

%

Iowa

 

714

57.3%

734

56.2%

698

54.5%

666

56.2%

655

56.1%

US Regions 

531

42.7%

572

43.8%

582

45.5%

520

43.8%

513

43.9%

Great Lakes States 

78

6.3%

84

6.3%

81

6.3%

56

6.3%

54

6.3%

Midwest States 

336

27.0%

364

27.0%

368

27.0%

338

27.0%

345

27.0%

Eastern States 

5

0.4%

8

0.4%

9

0.4%

8

0.4%

4

0.4%

Western States 

96

7.7%

100

7.7%

113

7.7%

109

7.7%

100

7.7%

Southern States  Totals: 

16

1.3%

16

1.3%

11

1.3%

9

1.3%

10

1.3%

1245

100.0%

1306

100.0%

1280

100.0%

1186

100.0%

1168

100.0%

Great Lakes States:   Midwest States:     Eastern States:  Western States:  Southern States: 

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota  Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire,  New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont  Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico,  Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North  Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West  Virginia 

IA Regions    

2005

%

2006

%

2007

%

2008

%

2009

%

Sioux County 

246

34.5%

259

35.3%

240

34.4%

228

34.2%

246

37.6%

Iowa Regions 

468

65.5%

475

64.7%

458

65.6%

438

65.8%

409

62.4%

Central IA 

100

14.0%

99

13.5%

86

12.3%

77

11.6%

73

11.1%

Mid West IA 

52

7.3%

54

7.4%

56

8.0%

47

7.1%

58

8.9%

North Central IA 

61

8.5%

57

7.8%

50

7.2%

51

7.7%

48

7.3%

Mid East IA 

31

4.3%

34

4.6%

37

5.3%

34

5.1%

27

4.1%

South Central IA 

28

3.9%

31

4.2%

32

4.6%

28

4.2%

28

4.3%

South West IA 

38

5.3%

35

4.8%

32

4.6%

34

5.1%

29

4.4%

North East IA 

10

1.4%

13

1.8%

10

1.4%

8

1.2%

7

1.1%

South East IA  Totals: 

15 714 

2.1% 100% 

13 734 

1.8% 100% 

7 698 

1.0% 100% 

11 666 

1.7% 100% 

11 655 

1.7% 100% 

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

Page 11 


ENROLLMENT/Geographical‐US   A visual representation of where Northwestern students come from throughout the US.   

Top Ten States    1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

Iowa Minnesota  South Dakota  Nebraska  California  Colorado  Wisconsin  Washington  Illinois  North Dakota 

Page 12 


ENROLLMENT/Geographical‐Iowa   A visual representation of where Northwestern students come from throughout Iowa.   

Top Ten Counties   1. Sioux     2. O’Brien  3. Polk  4. Lyon  5. Woodbury  6. Plymouth  7. Buena Vista  8. Marion  9. Mahaska  10. Osceola 

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

Page 13 


ENROLLMENT/Departmental Credit Hours    

2005

2006

Tot Hrs 

% of  Tot 

CE/Religion

2070

Bus/Acc/Eco

2007

Tot Hrs 

% of  Tot 

10.6%

2148

1714

8.8%

English

1800

Education

2008

Tot Hrs 

% of  Tot 

10.6%

2072

1893

9.3%

9.2%

1694

1732

8.9%

Psychology

1198

Kinesiology

2009

Tot Hrs 

% of  Tot 

Tot Hrs 

% of  Tot 

10.5%

1894

10.2%

1814

10.0%

1872

9.5%

1650

8.9%

1650

9.1%

8.3%

1758

8.9%

1425

7.7%

1567

8.7%

1737

8.5%

1689

8.6%

1461

7.9%

1561

8.6%

6.1%

1206

5.9%

1435

7.3%

1425

7.7%

1242

6.9%

1187

6.1%

1288

6.3%

1196

6.1%

1009

5.5%

1167

6.5%

MFL

1477

7.6%

1506

7.4%

1480

7.5%

1311

7.1%

1153

6.4%

Biology

930

4.8%

1029

5.1%

1096

5.6%

1152

6.2%

1056

5.8%

History

1308

6.7%

1240

6.1%

1136

5.8%

1102

6.0%

958

5.3%

Math

858

4.4%

960

4.7%

804

4.1%

640

3.5%

742

4.1%

Theatre

764

3.9%

740

3.6%

692

3.5%

709

3.8%

643

3.6%

Music

790

4.0%

628

3.1%

570

2.9%

659

3.6%

621

3.4%

Philosophy

618

3.2%

572

2.8%

568

2.9%

584

3.2%

592

3.3%

Chemistry

408

2.1%

628

3.1%

600

3.0%

568

3.1%

544

3.0%

Sociology

680

3.5%

862

4.2%

688

3.5%

472

2.6%

516

2.9%

Art

566

2.9%

722

3.6%

620

3.1%

652

3.5%

510

2.8%

Computer Science 

373

1.9%

337

1.7%

351

1.8%

368

2.0%

395

2.2%

 

 

29

0.1%

93

0.5%

295

1.6%

363

2.0%

Political Science  Communication  Studies 

260

1.3%

378

1.9%

318

1.6%

368

2.0%

360

2.0%

365

1.9%

372

1.8%

351

1.8%

430

2.3%

289

1.6%

Social Work 

196

1.0%

228

1.1%

211

1.1%

214

1.2%

237

1.3%

Physics

217

1.1%

122

0.6%

132

0.7%

116

0.6%

102

0.6%

Totals:

19510

100%

20319

18503

100%

18082

100%

Department

Nursing

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

100% 19731.50  100% 

Page 14 


ENROLLMENT/Department Enrollment    

2005 Tot  % of  Enr  Tot 

2006 Tot  % of  Enr  Tot 

2007 Tot  % of  Enr  Tot 

2008 Tot  % of  Enr  Tot 

2009 Tot  % of  Enr  Tot 

Music

657

9.4%

628

8.4%

561

7.8%

616

9.2%

605

9.1%

Kinesiology

612

8.7%

675

9.0%

632

8.8%

517

7.7%

597

9.0%

Education

665

9.5%

662

8.9%

592

8.2%

496

7.4%

542

8.1%

Bus/Acc/Eco

544

7.8%

613

8.2%

614

8.5%

533

7.9%

510

7.7%

Biology

455

6.5%

507

6.8%

529

7.3%

547

8.1%

501

7.5%

CE/Religion

601

8.6%

612

8.2%

601

8.3%

534

7.9%

490

7.4%

MFL

494

7.1%

510

6.8%

512

7.1%

459

6.8%

478

7.2%

English

488

7.0%

460

6.2%

486

6.7%

376

5.6%

433

6.5%

Psychology

298

4.3%

306

4.1%

377

5.2%

372

5.5%

322

4.8%

Theatre

354

5.1%

341

4.6%

341

4.7%

328

4.9%

305

4.6%

History

390

5.6%

380

5.1%

357

4.9%

328

4.9%

281

4.2%

Chemistry

204

2.9%

314

4.2%

297

4.1%

284

4.2%

272

4.1%

Math

268

3.8%

313

4.2%

269

3.7%

214

3.2%

254

3.8%

Art

174

2.5%

229

3.1%

196

2.7%

198

2.9%

171

2.6%

 

 

21

0.3%

53

0.7%

142

2.1%

164

2.5%

Computer Science 

151

2.2%

157

2.1%

147

2.0%

143

2.1%

156

2.3%

Philosophy

156

2.2%

143

1.9%

142

2.0%

146

2.2%

148

2.2%

Sociology Communication  Studies 

166

2.4%

224

3.0%

177

2.5%

118

1.8%

129

1.9%

106

1.5%

134

1.8%

122

1.7%

154

2.3%

97

1.5%

Political Science 

62

0.9%

120

1.6%

96

1.3%

105

1.6%

90

1.4%

Social Work 

53

0.8%

64

0.9%

61

0.8%

65

1.0%

69

1.0%

Physics

97

1.4%

48

0.6%

56

0.8%

54

0.8%

44

0.7%

6995

100%

7461

100%

7218

100%

6729

100%

6658

100%

Department

Nursing

Total

COURSE/CLASS SIZE PERCENTAGES* 

Course Enrollment <=20

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

72.3%

72.3%

73.7%

76.7%

77.2%

Course Enrollment >20 27.7% 27.7% 26.3% 23.3% 22.8% *Courses that are considered primarily “lecture” in nature; excludes labs, music ensembles/performance courses, theatre ensembles, etc.

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

Page 15 


ENROLLMENT/Classification‐Faculty Student Ratio  2005 M

2006 F

Freshman Cohort

M

F

374

Full Time

139

Part Time

0

Freshman

2007 M

F

363 235

142

0

0

32

2008 M

F

324 221

134

0

0

23

2009 M

F

293 190

113

0

0

19

331 180

146

0

0

185 0

7

18

Full Time

19

13

16

7

10

9

6

1

12

6

Part Time

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sophomores

330

323

304

261

235

Full Time

129

201

131

192

123

181

109

151

96

139

Part Time

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Juniors

223

304

305

286

266

Full Time

82

139

108

194

128

176

111

174

101

163

Part Time

0

2

1

1

1

0

0

1

1

1

Seniors

264

277

314

338

313

Full Time

93

165

102

169

100

206

125

204

115

185

Part Time

4

2

3

3

4

4

3

6

7

6

Unclassified

50

52

49

40

43

Full Time

3

8

2

6

5

9

2

8

5

11

Part Time

15

24

17

27

12

23

14

16

7

20

Total Enrollment:

1273

1342

1315

1225

1206

Full Time

465

761

501

789

500

771

466

718

475

689

Part Time

19

28

21

31

17

27

17

24

15

27

Student FTE

1242

1307

1285

1200

1178

Faculty FTE

83.3

85.6

87.7

86.48

85.08

Student/Faculty Ratio

14.9

15.3

14.7

13.9

13.8

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

Page 16 


ENROLLMENT/Off Campus‐Study Abroad  Off Campus/Study Abroad Programs  Northwestern Study Abroad Programs  China 

 

Czech Republic 

 

04‐05

05‐06

06‐07

07‐08

08‐09

87

90

82

125

77

9

 

 

 

 

7

England

 

20

 

20

 

Ecuador

 

9

 

13

 

France

 

6

 

 

 

Germany

 

 

 

9

  5 

India

 

 

 

5

 

10

Mexico

15

 

 

 

 

Oman

5

 

10

 

13

Romania

4

 

 

7

6

Russia

 

 

5

 

 

Tanzania

 

 

 

7

 

Thailand

 

 

 

7

 

Other Off Campus/Study Abroad Programs 

 

Chicago Metropolitan Program 

25

26

22

19

19

Creation Care Studies Program 

2

1

3

2

 

AuSable Institute 

7

3

3

 

2

Trinity Semester, Spain  Alma College

7

1

7

5   

3

Madrid, Spain 

1

 

 

 

 

Cusco, Peru 

2

 

 

 

 

Quito, Ecuador  Central College 

    

    

1   

    

    

Paris, France 

 

 

 

1

 

London/Colchester, England 

2

4

3

7

2

Merida, Mexico 

1

1

 

 

 

Carmathen, Wales  Monterrey Tech

2

 

 

6   

1

Mazatlan, Mexico 

1

 

 

 

 

CCCU Programs 

 

 

 

 

 

American Studies Program 

1

1

 

 

2

Australia Studies Program 

1

1

 

1

1

China Studies Program 

 

 

1

 

 

Latin American Studies Program 

4

5

3

4

5

Los Angeles Film Studies Center 

 

 

2

2

 

Middle East Studies Program 

 

 

1

1

1

Russian Studies Program 

 

 

 

 

1

Scholar's Semester in Oxford 

2

1

1

1

1

Uganda Program  Special Study Abroad Programs

1

1

1

1   

 

Bethel University, Guatemala 

 

 

1

1

1

CIEE/France

 

2

 

 

1

Casa de Soldariad/El Salvador 

 

 

1

 

1

Cult Experience Abroad, Mexico 

 

 

1

1

 

Hiedelberg, Germany 

 

1

 

 

 

International Study Abroad Program 

2

2

6

 

2

Institute for Study Abroad‐Butler Univ., Australia 

2

 

 

 

 

Guadalajara, Cultural Exp Abroad 

 

 

 

 

1

Med Center Arts/Sciences, Italy 

 

 

1

 

1

Universidad de las Americas 

 

 

 

 

1

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

Page 17 


NEW STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS/Freshman Profile      Entering Cohort  Iowa Students  % of Total  All Other States  % of Total  International Students  % of Total  Reformed Church Affiliation  % of Total  All Other Religious Affiliations             % of Total  Public School  % of Total  Private School  % of Total  Home School  % of Total  # of Freshman Entering w/ Credit  % of Freshman Cohort  Average Freshman Credit Load  Legacy Students*  % of Total  Female Students  % of Total  Male Students  % of Total  Mean HS Gpa  Provisional Admits  % of Total  Mean Composite ACT Scores  Female Students  Male Students  % in Top 10% of HS Class  % in Top 25% of HS Class  % in Top 50% of HS Class  % in Bottom 50% of HS Class  ACT‐Composite  25%  50%  75%  ACT‐English  25%  50%  75%  ACT‐Math  25%  50%  75%  High School Gpa  25%  50%  75% 

2005 374  189  50.5%  181  48.4%  4  1.1%  94  25.1%  280  74.9%  297  79.4%  59  15.8%  17  4.5%  137  36.6%  15.8  51  13.6%  235  62.8%  139  37.2%  3.51  14  3.7%  24.4  24.4  24.4  26.4%  57.9%  83.1%  16.9%    

2006 363  175  48.2%  180  49.6%  8  2.2%  84  23.1%  279  76.9%  292  80.4%  59  16.3%  12  3.3%  136  37.5%  15.6  42  11.6%  221  60.9%  142  39.1%  3.50  25  6.9%  24.2  24.3  24.1  27.9%  55.4%  83.3%  16.7%    

21 24  27    

  21  24  27 

  21  24  29 

 

 

 

 

21 25  29    

20 24  27    

3.29 3.64  3.90 

21 25  28 

21 24  28 

21 25  27    

3.24 3.60  3.88 

 

 

 

2009 331  174  52.6%  151  45.6%  6  1.8%  72  21.8%  259  78.2%  272  82.2%  50  15.1%  9  2.7%  139  42.0%  15.4  45  13.6%  185  55.9%  146  44.1%  3.52  19  5.7%  24.6  24.9  24.2  28.5%  53.8%  81.9%  18.1% 

22 24  27 

21 24  28 

20 24  26 

3.25 3.64  3.91 

 

 

 

2008 293  149  50.9%  137  46.8%  7  2.4%  71  24.2%  222  75.8%  239  81.6%  43  14.7%  11  3.8%  109  37.2%  15.6  41  14.0%  180  61.4%  113  38.6%  3.54  13  4.4%  24.4  24.8  23.8  25.9%  53.4%  86.1%  13.9% 

22 25  27 

21 24.5  28 

20 23  26    

2007 324  165  50.9%  153  47.2%  6  1.9%  77  23.8%  247  76.2%  281  86.7%  33  10.2%  10  3.1%  144  44.4%  15.7  38  11.7%  190  58.6%  134  41.4%  3.54  16  4.9%  24.5  24.6  24.5  30.7%  55.8%  83.4%  16.6% 

20 24  27    

3.31 3.61  3.87 

3.23 3.70  3.90 

*Legacy Students‐students whose parent(s) attended Northwestern College.  

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

Page 18 


NEW STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS/State‐Region‐Religious Affiliation     Iowa 

2005

%

2006

%

2007

%

2008

%

2009

%

189

51.1%

175

49.3%

165

51.9%

149

52.1%

174

53.5%

All Other  States/Regions 

181

48.9%

180

50.7%

153

48.1%

137

47.9%

151

46.5%

Great Lakes States 

22

5.9%

20

5.6%

26

8.2%

6

2.1%

12

3.7%

Midwest States 

112

30.3%

120

33.8%

91

28.6%

95

33.2%

103

31.7%

Eastern States 

2

0.5%

4

1.1%

0

0.0%

3

1.0%

1

0.3%

Western States 

39

10.5%

33

9.3%

35

11.0%

31

10.8%

32

9.8%

Southern States  State/Region Totals: 

6 370 

1.6% 100% 

3 355 

0.8% 100% 

1 318 

0.3% 100% 

2 286 

0.7% 100% 

3 325 

0.9% 100% 

2005

%

2006

%

2007

%

2008

%

2009

%

Reformed

94

25.1%

84

23.1%

77

23.9%

71

24.2%

72

21.8%

Other Reformed 

41

11.0%

40

11.0%

29

9.0%

37

12.6%

41

12.4%

Christian Reformed        

25

6.7%

27

7.4%

18

5.6%

26

8.9%

31

9.4%

Netherlands Reformed 

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

Presbyterian              

11

2.9%

13

3.6%

9

2.8%

7

2.4%

8

2.4%

Protestant Reformed 

2

0.5%

0

0.0%

2

0.6%

2

0.7%

0

0.0%

United Reformed 

3

0.8%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

2

0.7%

2

0.6%

Other Protestant 

205

54.8%

197

54.3%

184

57.1%

157

53.6%

192

58.0%

Assembly of God           

3

0.8%

6

1.7%

8

2.5%

5

1.7%

8

2.4%

Baptist                   

34

9.1%

27

7.4%

25

7.8%

24

8.2%

25

7.6%

Berean                     Bible  Church/Fundamental  

2

0.5%

1

0.3%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

3

0.9%

2

0.5%

6

1.7%

2

0.6%

2

0.7%

1

0.3%

Brethren                  

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

2

0.6%

0

0.0%

1

0.3%

Ch of Christ, Christian   

5

1.3%

6

1.7%

10

3.1%

6

2.0%

2

0.6%

Christian & Mission All   

7

1.9%

8

2.2%

10

3.1%

4

1.4%

8

2.4%

Church of Nazarene 

3

0.8%

5

1.4%

1

0.3%

1

0.3%

1

0.3%

Congregational            

0

0.0%

1

0.3%

2

0.6%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

Episcopal                 

0

0.0%

1

0.3%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

3

0.9%

Evangelical Covenant      

3

0.8%

6

1.7%

3

0.9%

3

1.0%

4

1.2%

Evangelical Free          

34

9.1%

26

7.2%

32

9.9%

33

11.3%

30

9.1%

Friends/Quaker

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

2

0.6%

1

0.3%

1

0.3%

Lutheran                  

39

10.4%

40

11.0%

34

10.6%

28

9.6%

35

10.6%

Mennonite                 

3

0.8%

4

1.1%

2

0.6%

3

1.0%

4

1.2%

Methodist/Wesleyan

31

8.3%

18

5.0%

22

6.8%

15

5.1%

17

5.1%

Non‐denominational

35

9.4%

41

11.3%

27

8.4%

29

9.9%

46

13.9%

Pentecostal               

4

1.1%

1

0.3%

2

0.6%

3

1.0%

3

0.9%

Roman Catholic            

14

3.7%

24

6.6%

13

4.0%

9

3.1%

10

3.0%

Other                     

7

1.9%

8

2.2%

11

3.4%

8

2.7%

5

1.5%

Not Indicated 

13

3.5%

10

2.8%

8

2.5%

11

3.8%

11

3.3%

Totals:

374

100.0%

363

100.0%

322

100.0%

293

100.0%

331

100.0%

Religious Affiliation    

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

Page 19 


NEW STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS/Majors   

 

% of 

 

% of 

 

% of 

 

% of 

 

% of 

Departments/Majors

2005

Total

2006

Total

2007

Total

2008

Total

2009

Total

10

2.4%

5

1.3%

7

2.1%

8

2.7%

10

2.9%

 

 

 

 

3

0.9%

4

1.3%

7

2.1%

Art Art  Art‐Graphic Design  Business 

 

 

 

 

4

1.2%

4

1.3%

3

0.9%

47

12.5%

45

12.0%

51

15.3%

48

15.9%

44

13.0%

Accounting

15

4.0%

10

2.7%

11

3.3%

10

3.3%

11

3.2%

Agri‐Business

5

1.3%

1

0.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bus Admin‐Ag Business 

1

0.3%

1

0.3%

1

0.3%

2

0.7%

0

0.0%

Bus Admin‐Finance 

3

0.8%

5

1.3%

4

1.2%

3

1.0%

3

0.9%

Bus Admin‐General 

17

4.5%

16

4.3%

14

4.2%

12

4.0%

6

1.8%

Bus Admin‐Human Res 

1

0.3%

0

0.0%

1

0.3%

2

0.7%

1

0.3% 5.3% 

Bus Admin‐Management 

2

0.5%

6

1.6%

12

3.6%

12

4.0%

18

Bus Admin‐Marketing 

3

0.8%

3

0.8%

6

1.8%

5

1.7%

2

0.6%

Business Education 

0

0.0%

3

0.8%

0

0.0%

1

0.3%

1

0.3%

Economics

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

2

0.6%

1

0.3%

2

0.6%

Office Management 

0

0.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45

12.0%

36

9.6%

41

12.3%

31

10.3%

35

10.3%

3

0.8%

5

1.3%

3

0.9%

1

0.3%

4

1.2%

3

0.8%

2

0.5%

3

0.9%

3

1.0%

2

0.6%

39

10.4%

28

7.4%

33

9.9%

21

7.0%

27

8.0%

Biology Biology  Biology Ecological  Science  Biology Health  Professions  Biology Teaching 

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

2

0.6%

4

1.3%

1

0.3%

Medical Technology 

0

0.0%

1

0.3%

0

0.0%

2

0.7%

1

0.3%

4

1.1%

2

0.5%

6

1.8%

3

1.0%

9

2.7%

4

1.1%

2

0.5%

6

1.8%

3

1.0%

9

2.7%

Chemistry Chemistry 

0

0.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communications

Health Science 

5

1.3%

8

2.1%

7

0.0%

15

5.0%

9

2.7%

Cinema and Digital Video 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

0.7%

3

0.9%

Journalism

 

 

 

 

5

1.5%

5

1.7%

2

0.6%

Public Relations 

 

 

 

 

2

0.6%

8

2.7%

4

1.2%

Computer Science 

7

1.9%

6

1.6%

8

2.4%

7

2.3%

14

4.1%

6

1.6%

5

1.3%

5

1.5%

5

1.7%

12

3.5%

1

0.3%

1

0.3%

3

0.9%

2

0.7%

2

0.6%

Elementary Education 

59

15.7%

29

7.7%

34

10.2%

35

11.6%

39

11.5%

English

18

4.8%

7

1.9%

12

3.6%

8

2.7%

15

4.4%

English

1

0.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English Teaching 

7

1.9%

1

0.3%

6

1.8%

4

1.3%

6

1.8%

Literature

5

1.3%

5

1.3%

4

1.2%

2

0.7%

2

0.6%

Computer Science  Computer Information  Syst 

Writing and Rhetoric  History  Humanities  Humanities  Kinesiology 

5

1.3%

1

0.3%

2

0.6%

2

0.7%

7

2.1%

10

2.7%

10

2.7%

5

1.5%

8

2.7%

14

4.1%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

2

0.6%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

2

0.6%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

16

4.3%

16

4.3%

9

2.7%

12

4.0%

10

2.9%

Physical Education 

4

1.1%

6

1.6%

4

1.2%

8

2.7%

5

1.5%

Athletic Training 

8

2.1%

8

2.1%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

Exercise Science 

4

1.1%

2

0.5%

5

1.5%

4

1.3%

5

1.5%

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

Page 20 


NEW STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS/Majors   

 

% of 

 

% of 

 

% of 

 

% of 

 

% of 

Departments/Majors

2005

Total

2006

Total

2007

Total

2008

Total

2009

Total

Math

10

2.7%

8

2.1%

9

2.7%

13

4.3%

10

2.9%

Actuarial Science 

3

0.8%

1

0.3%

2

0.6%

2

0.7%

6

1.8%

Mathematics

6

1.6%

4

1.1%

4

1.2%

11

3.7%

4

1.2%

Mathematics Teaching 

1

0.3%

3

0.8%

3

0.9%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

MFL/Spanish

18

4.8%

7

1.9%

10

3.0%

4

1.3%

7

2.1%

Music

16

4.3%

10

2.7%

14

4.2%

12

4.0%

14

4.1%

Modified Music 

2

0.5%

1

0.3%

1

0.3%

2

0.7%

3

0.9%

Music

11

2.9%

6

1.6%

8

2.4%

7

2.3%

8

2.4%

Music Ministry 

3

0.8%

3

0.8%

5

1.5%

3

1.0%

3

0.9%

Nursing

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

Philosophy

2

0.5%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

Political Science 

7

1.9%

4

1.1%

4

1.2%

6

2.0%

5

1.5%

Psychology

20

5.3%

7

1.9%

11

3.3%

15

5.0%

12

3.5%

Religion

20

5.3%

15

4.0%

17

5.1%

7

2.3%

13

3.8%

1

0.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christian Education  CE and Youth Ministry 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

1.5%

CE Educ/Form Option 

2

0.5%

1

0.3%

4

1.2%

 

 

 

 

CE Yth/Adls Option 

12

3.2%

5

1.3%

6

1.8%

4

1.3%

 

 

Religion    Social Work 

5

1.3%

9

2.4%

7

2.1%

3

1.0%

8

2.4%

5

1.3%

10

2.7%

6

1.8%

4

1.3%

4

1.2%

Sociology

5

1.3%

6

1.6%

6

1.8%

3

1.0%

4

1.2%

Theatre

17

4.5%

5

1.3%

8

2.4%

7

2.3%

5

1.5%

Theatre

15

4.0%

5

1.3%

7

2.1%

6

2.0%

5

1.5%

Theatre & Speech 

2

0.5%

0

0.0%

1

0.3%

1

0.3%

0

0.0%

Undecided

69

18.4%

140

37.2%

73

21.9%

55

18.3%

66

19.5%

Totals:

410

 

376

 

333

 

301

 

339

 

Notes:   • •

New students are unable to officially declare Nursing or Athletic Training as majors until the end of their first year, at which time  they are admitted to the program.   Figures include double majors 

 

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

Page 21 


NEW STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS/Admissions Yields    

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

  Freshman  Cohort 

Enr

Adm

Yield

Enr

Adm

Yield

Enr

Adm

Yield

Enr

Adm

Yield

Enr

Adm

Yield

374

984

38.0%

363

959

37.9%

324

935

34.7%

293

993

33.4%

331

1018

32.5%

Male

139

391

35.5%

142

394

36.0%

134

388

34.5%

113

398

28.4%

146

457

31.9%

Female

235

593

39.6%

221

565

39.1%

190

547

34.7%

180

595

30.3%

185

561

33.0%

 

 

 

 

2005

 

 

2006

 

2007

2008

2009

  Freshman  Cohort 

Adm

App

Yield

Adm

App

Yield

Adm

App

Yield

Adm

App

Yield

Adm

App

Yield

984

1119

87.9%

959

1125

85.2%

935

1151

81.2%

993

1232

80.6%

1018

1356

75.1%

Male

391

454

86.1%

394

491

80.2%

388

504

77.0%

398

542

73.4%

457

657

69.6%

Female

593

665

89.2%

565

634

89.1%

547

647

84.5%

595

690

86.2%

561

699

80.3%

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Placement    

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

# Students Completing AP Exams* 

50

55

52

44

52

# Students Earning College Credit 

24

20

34

21

28

%  Students Earning College Credit 

48.0%

36.4%

65.4%

47.7%

53.8%

AP Tests Awarded College Credit 

40

25

25

32

46

Art Drawing 

 

1

1

 

 

Art History 

 

 

 

 

 

Biology

3

1

1

1

1

Calculus AB 

7

6

6

5

5

Calculus BC 

 

 

 

1

1

Chemistry

 

 

 

1

1

Computer Science A 

 

 

 

 

 

Economics‐Macro

 

1

1

1

 

Economics‐Micro

 

 

 

2

 

English Language/Composition 

6

1

1

4

4

English Literature/Composition 

8

5

5

4

4

Environmental Science 

1

 

 

1

 

European History 

4

1

1

4

10

French Language 

 

 

 

 

 

German Language 

 

 

 

 

 

US Government & Politics 

2

2

2

2

11

Human Geography 

 

1

1

 

 

Music Theory 

1

1

1

 

 

Physics B 

 

3

3

 

 

Psychology

4

 

 

1

2

Spanish Language 

1

 

 

1

 

Spanish Literature 

 

 

 

 

1

Statistics

 

 

 

1

 

US History 

3

2

2

3

6

*Source: Advanced Placement Grade Roster, June 2009 

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

Page 22 


RETENTION RATES/Freshman‐Student Athletes    

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Freshman Cohort 

357

374

363

324

293

% Returning Second Fall 

76.2%

80.5%

75.5%

75.9%

77.5%

Male

73.5%

83.5%

71.1%

71.6%

70.8%

Female

77.8%

78.7%

78.3%

78.9%

81.7%

% Returning Third Fall 

68.3%

71.1%

64.2%

66.0%

 

Male

61.4%

76.3%

60.6%

61.9%

 

Female

72.4%

68.1%

66.5%

68.9%

 

% Returning Fourth Fall 

66.4%

66.3%

61.7%

 

 

Male

61.4%

69.1%

59.2%

 

 

Female

69.3%

64.7%

63.3%

 

 

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Student Athlete Cohort 

106

81

132

123

103

% Returning Second Fall 

74.5%

77.8%

76.5%

73.2%

73.8%

Male

72.1%

82.7%

69.5%

68.1%

68.2%

Female

77.8%

69.0%

88.0%

80.4%

83.8%

% Returning Third Fall 

67.0%

65.4%

61.4%

60.2%

 

Male

59.0%

71.2%

57.3%

52.8%

 

Female

77.8%

55.2%

68.0%

70.6%

 

% Returning Fourth Fall 

67.0%

59.3%

57.6%

 

 

Male

59.0%

61.5%

56.1%

 

 

Female

77.8%

55.2%

60.0%

 

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RETENTION RATES/In State‐Out of State‐Provisional   

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

In State 

185

189

175

165

149

% Returning Second Fall 

76.2%

84.1%

82.9%

77.6%

83.2%

Male

75.6%

87.5%

82.3%

77.8%

88.5%

Female

76.6%

82.1%

83.2%

77.4%

79.5%

% Returning Third Fall 

67.6%

76.2%

70.9%

69.1%

 

Male

64.1%

83.3%

71.0%

70.8%

 

Female

70.1%

71.8%

70.8%

67.7%

 

% Returning Fourth Fall 

65.4%

73.0%

68.6%

 

 

Male

64.1%

77.8%

71.0%

 

 

Female

66.4%

70.1%

67.3%

 

 

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Out of State 

172

185

188

159

144

% Returning Second Fall 

76.2%

76.8%

68.6%

74.2%

71.5%

Male

70.4%

79.1%

62.5%

64.5%

50.0%

Female

78.8%

75.4%

73.1%

80.4%

83.7%

% Returning Third Fall 

69.2%

65.9%

58.0%

62.9%

 

Male

57.4%

68.7%

52.5%

51.6%

 

Female

74.6%

63.6%

62.0%

70.1%

 

% Returning Fourth Fall 

67.4%

59.5%

55.3%

 

 

Male

57.4%

58.2%

50.0%

 

 

Female

72.0%

54.2%

59.3%

 

 

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

17

13

26

16

13

% Returning Second Fall 

64.7%

69.2%

53.8%

68.8%

61.5%

Male

63.6%

87.5%

42.9%

77.8%

44.4%

Female

66.7%

40.0%

66.7%

57.1%

100.0%

% Returning Third Fall 

52.9%

53.8%

34.6%

50.0%

 

Male

45.5%

62.5%

35.7%

55.6%

 

Female

66.7%

40.0%

33.3%

42.9%

 

% Returning Fourth Fall 

52.9%

38.5%

26.9%

 

 

Male

45.5%

37.5%

28.6%

 

 

Female

66.7%

40.0%

25.0%

 

Provisional

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT/Peer tutoring, academic alerts 

 

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GRADUATION/By Major     2005  2006  2007  Total Degrees Conferred:  289  235  239  Office Management (A.A.)  4        Bachelor Degrees ‐ Figures Reflect Double Majors  Accounting  10  7  5  Actuarial Science  0  0  3  Agri‐Business  1  0  1  Art  4  5  10  Art‐Graphic Design           Athletic Training  2  0  2  Biol Health Professions  18  10  12  Biology Ecological Science  2  2  3  Biology Environmental Sc  1        Biology General  1  3  2  Biology Teaching Major  0  1  2  Business Adm/Ag Business  6  2  1  Business Adm/Finance  19  7  11  Business Adm/General  16  13  18  Business Adm/Human Resource  1  5  6  Business Adm/Info System  4  1  Business Adm/Management  22  10  20  Business Adm/Marketing  18  7  13  Business Education  1  0  0  Chemistry  2  2  3  Christian Education  2  1  1  Christian Education & Min/CE & Form     0  0  Christian Education & Min/Yth & Adol     1  4  Christian Education w/ Yth Min  5  4  3  Cinema/Digital Video           Communication Studies  8  6  4  Computer Information Systems     1  0  Computer Science  6  4  2  Economics  0  2  0  Elementary Education  49  33  38  English  7  8  3  English Teaching Major  1  0  3  Exercise Science  3  4  4  Health Science  0  1  History  10  11  7  Humanities  9  5  2  Literature        2  Mathematics  3  2  3  Mathematics Teaching  4  1  5  Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

2008 274    

2009 275    

17 2  1  6     2  12  2     4  0  4  13  6  9 

15 4  0  10  1  6  19  2     1  0  4  18  5  3 

21 7  0  1 

13 6  1  3 

2 3 

2 8 

  4  1  3  2  43  2  5  7 

3 2  1  3  1  31  1  2  5 

16 1  8  3  0 

10 0  1  4  1  Page 26 


GRADUATION/By Major      

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Medical Technology 

1

0

0

0

1

Modified Music Major 

1

4

1

1

0

Music

6

7

3

9

1

Music Ministry 

5

4

0

2

1

Nursing

 

 

 

 

8

Paraprofessional Elem 

1

4

1

2

0

Philosophy

1

2

2

1

2

Physical Education 

5

10

5

9

7

Political Science 

3

4

4

4

4

Psychology

15

16

14

14

26

Public Relations 

 

 

 

 

6

Religion

6

11

1

11

12

Social Work 

8

7

7

7

8

Sociology

11

8

13

16

13

Spanish

16

8

15

9

19

Student Initiated Major 

4

4

5

4

3

Theatre

8

10

6

7

5

Theatre and Speech 

1

1

1

0

3

Writing and Rhetoric 

8

3

4

9

7

339

262

275

312

312

Grand Total by Majors: 

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GRADUATION RATES/Freshman‐Student Athletes    

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Freshman Cohort 

342

374

348

311

357

% Graduating w/in 4 Yrs 

54.1%

52.9%

50.3%

52.6%

58.8%

Male

50.4%

38.5%

45.6%

46.9%

50.0%

Female

56.2%

60.7%

53.3%

55.0%

64.0%

% Graduating w/in 5 Yrs 

62.9%

60.4%

57.5%

59.4%

65.3%

Male

61.6%

48.5%

56.6%

59.2%

56.8%

Female

63.6%

66.8%

58.0%

59.4%

70.2%

% Graduating w/in 6 Yrs 

63.7%

61.2%

59.5%

60.0%

 

Male

63.2%

49.2%

60.3%

60.0%

 

Female

64.1%

67.6%

59.0%

60.0%

 

 

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Student Athlete Cohort 

81

88

98

96

106

% Returning Second Fall 

56.8%

44.3%

49.0%

52.1%

58.5%

Male

53.2%

41.9%

44.6%

49.2%

50.8%

Female

61.8%

46.7%

57.6%

58.1%

68.9%

% Returning Third Fall 

67.9%

53.4%

59.2%

60.4%

65.1%

Male

66.0%

48.8%

55.4%

60.0%

55.7%

Female

70.6%

57.8%

63.6%

61.3%

77.8%

% Returning Fourth Fall 

71.6%

54.5%

59.2%

61.5%

 

Male

70.2%

48.8%

55.4%

61.5%

 

Female

73.5%

57.8%

63.6%

61.3%

 

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GRADUATES/Where do they go? Post graduate enrollment  2006  Institution 

2007 St 

2008

Institution

St

Institution

St

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 

AZ

ALASKA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY 

AK

BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY 

IA

AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY 

CA

ARGOSY UNIVERSITY ‐ TWIN CITIES 

MN

CAPELLA UNIVERSITY 

MN

BOSTON UNIVERSITY 

MA

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 

AZ

COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY 

VA

BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIV 

OH

DES MOINES UNIVERSITY 

IA

DES MOINES UNIVERSITY 

IA

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE 

NE

DRAKE UNIVERSITY 

IA

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY 

WA

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY 

NE

IOWA WESLEYAN COLLEGE 

IA

ILIFF SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY 

CO

GENEVA COLLEGE 

PA

MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY 

VA

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY 

IL

GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY 

AZ

MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE 

IA

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY 

IA IL  IL 

INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY 

IN

MOUNT MARY COLLEGE 

WI

KELLER GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT 

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY 

IA

NORTH DAKOTA STATE  UNIVERSITY 

ND

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO 

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY 

IL

ROLLINS COLLEGE 

FL

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY/ MANKATO 

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY 

IL

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO 

IL

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY 

IL

NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY 

SD

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY 

TX

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY 

CA

NORTHWESTERN HEALTH SCIENCES  UNIV 

MN

THOMAS M COOLEY LAW SCHOOL 

MI

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY 

TX

OHIO UNIVERSITY 

OH

TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE 

IL

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA 

AL

FL

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ‐ ANCHORAGE 

AK

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT  OMAHA 

NE

NJ

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 

IA

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA‐LINCOLN 

NE

KY

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS 

KS

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA 

IA

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY 

PA

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT  KEARNEY 

NE

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA 

SD

UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE  SEMINARY 

IA

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND 

WA

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER 

TX

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 

IA

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA 

SD

WESTERN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

MI

MN

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN ‐ MILWAUKEE 

WI

NE

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY 

UT

PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY  PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL  SEMINARY  SOUTHERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL  SEM 

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA‐TWIN  CITIES  UNIVERSITY OF  NEBRASKA/KEARNEY  UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA/OMAHA 

NE

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL 

NE

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA/LINCOLN 

NE

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 

SC

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA 

SD

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS/ARLINGTON 

TX

UNIVERSITY OF  WISCONSIN/MADISON 

WI

WESTERN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

MI

WESTERN GOVERNORS  UNIVERSITY  WESTERN THEOLOGICAL  SEMINARY 

UT MI 

MN

       

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CO‐CURRICULAR PARTICIPATION/Spring Service Projects, Service Learning  Spring Service Project Participation

2005

2006

2007

2008

Apache Reformed Church/Apache, OK

18

6

Calvary Commission/Lyndale, TX

18

18

17

18

City Youth Ministries/Jonesboro, AR

18

18

18

18

18

Roseland Christian Ministries/Chicago, IL

12

7

7

8 20

Emmanuel Reformed Church/Los Angeles, CA 9

Fordham Manor/Highbridge Reformed Church/New York, NY Halifax Urban Ministries/Daytona, FL

16

8

Crescent Project/Minneapolis, MN East Belfast Mission/Belfast, Ireland

2009

 

18

  18

Hope for Opelousas/Opelousas, LA IDSIM Office/Central America

16

14

13

13

Jackson County Ministries/Annville, KY

18

18

18

18

Jesus People USA/Chicago, IL

19

Mendenhall Ministries/Mendenhall, MS

16

Miracle Life Missions/Spartanburg, SC

7

6 8

9

17

19

 

 

 

9

9

9

Mission at Cuautotola/Mexico

13

Morovian Church/Nicaragua

13

Mt. Rose Community Church/Grand Portage, MN

10

Senior's Net/Richardson, TX

8

9

 

7

Shelter Youth Hostels/Amsterdam, Netherlands

12

11

12

12

12

Trinidad & Tobago Urban Ministry/Arima Trinidad

14

13

13

14

14

Trinity Christian Community/New Orleans, LA

15

16

17

15

14

18

18

16

17

18

181

201

Urban Impact Ministries/New Orleans, LA

13

Vieux Carre Ministries/New Orleans, LA Voice of Calvary Ministries/Jackson, MS Total Participation:

7

8

203

172

Service Learning Engagement 

168

2006‐2007

2007‐2008 2008‐2009 

# of students engaged in academic service‐learning 

201

315

360

# of students engaged in forms of community service other than academic advising 

633

725

729

# of students who engaged in at least 20 hours of community service per semester 

250

282

276

# of students whose service was supported by one or more CNCS* programs 

30

415

463

Total number of service hours engaged in by the institution's students  9,085  14,544  25,215    What is Service Learning?   A pedagogical resource that involves service activities designed to meet community or individual needs whereby those service  activities also relate to, and are integrated with, the content of a course and are utilized to meet the academic goals of the  course.    *CNCS‐stands for the Corporation for National and Community Service (www.national service.org) 

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Summer of Service Participation  Summer of Service Participation

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009 1

Across Cultural Encounters/Mexico

1

2

1

Africa Inland Mission, Pearl River, NY

1

2

1

AGWM MAPS, Springfield, MO

1 1

Athletes in Action, Waco, TX Audio Scripture Ministry, Holland, MI

2

CAM International, Dallas, TX

1

Campus Crusade for Christ, New York, NY

1 1

Chosen Generation, Jose Bonifacio, Fotaleza

2

Christian & Missionary Alliance, Colorado Springs, CO 1

Dublin Christian Mission, Dublin, Ireland Every Child Ministries, Hebron, IN

1

For God's Children International, Council Bluffs, IA

3

1

2

Heart to Heart, Ramon, CA Hope Haven Inc., Rock Valley, IA

1

1 1

HOPE International, Romania Iglesia Reformada Cristiana, Choluteca, Mexico

1

International Teams USA, Prospect Heights, IL

3

3

1

1 1

Lifeline, Haiti 6

Luke Society, Sioux Falls, SD

4

4

1

Mission to the Children, Concord, NH 1

Mission to Unreached Peoples, Seattle WA

1

Navigators, Colorado Spring, CO New Life Advance International, Houston, TX

1

Operation Mobilization Inc., Tyrone, GA

1

Orphanos Foundation, Cordova, TN

1

1

1

1 1

Pan de Vida, Los Angeles, CA Pioneers, Orlando, FL

2

5

4

4

Reformed Church In America, Grand Rapids, MI

1

1

3

1

Robin's Nest, Dennison, MN

1

1

2

Salt & Light Ministries/England

1

SEND/Spain

1

Shelter Youth Hostels, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1

1

1

TEAM Serve, Wheaton, IL

2

4

2

WEC TREK, Fort Washington, PA

1

World Gospel Mission, Marion, IN

1

World Relief, Seattle, WA

1

1

1 1

1 1

Youth with a Mission, Australia Youth For Christ USA, Denver, CO

1

Total Participation:

26

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23

16

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT 

% Military

% Still Seeking Employment

Have Position or Going to Grad Sch or Military

12.1%

0.7%

9.9%

87.9%

8.8%

0.5%

4.7%

85.0%

73.1%

20.0%

0.0%

6.9%

93.1%

49.1%

72.6%

18.6%

0.9%

8.0%

92.0%

267

67.8%

66.3%

22.7%

1.1%

9.9%

90.1%

256

75.8%

74.2%

19.1%

0.5%

6.2%

93.8%

2004

259

92.7%

75.0%

20.4%

0.4%

4.2%

95.8%

2005

289

88.9%

68.1%

24.1%

0.4%

7.4%

92.6%

2006

235

82.1%

69.9%

22.3%

0.0%

8.8%

92.2%

2007

239

75.3%

77.8%

14.4%

0.0%

8.3%

92.2%

2008

274

90%

76%

19%

0%

7%

94.0%

Graduating Class

Number of Graduates

% of Returned Surveys

% Accepted Employment Positions

% of Grad Schools

1998

227

62.1%

75.2%

1999

236

81.8%

75.6%

2000

240

54.2%

2001

230

2002 2003

Graduating Class

Employment Position is Related to Major

% Not related to Major

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

92% 88% 96% 89% 90% 85% 93% 93% 86% 86% 91%

8.0% 12.0% 4.0% 11.0% 10.0% 15.0% 7.0% 7.0% 14.0% 14.0% 9.0%

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ALUMNI/Where do they live?    A visual representation of where ALL (Graduates and Non‐Graduates) alums currently live in US. 

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ALUMNI/Where do they live?    A visual representation of where ALL (Graduates and Non‐Graduates) alums currently live in Iowa. 

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PERSONNEL 2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Total Faculty:

125

130

130

132

131

Full Time Faculty

77

77

84

86

82

% of Total Faculty

61.6%

59.2%

64.6%

65.2%

62.6%

Part Time Faculty

48

53

46

46

49

% of Total Faculty

38.4%

40.8%

35.4%

34.8%

37.4%

53

54

53

50

49

68.8%

70.1%

63.1%

58.1%

59.8%

24

23

31

36

33

31.2%

29.9%

36.9%

41.9%

40.2%

43

44

43

50

48

55.8%

57.1%

51.2%

58.1%

58.5%

28

29

35

31

28

36.4%

37.7%

41.7%

36.0%

34.1%

6

4

2

5

6

7.8%

5.2%

0.0%

5.8%

7.3%

Faculty Profile Full Time Male % of Full Time Faculty Full Time Female % of Full Time Faculty Tenured % of Full Time Faculty Tenured Track % of Full Time Faculty Term Appointment % of Full Time Faculty

62

64

64

68

64

% of Full Time Faculty

Terminal Degree

80.5%

83.1%

76.2%

79.1%

78.0%

No Terminal Degree

15

13

18

18

18

19.5%

16.9%

21.4%

20.9%

22.0%

16

18

20

22

22

% of Full Time Faculty Professors % of Full Time Faculty

20.8%

23.4%

23.8%

25.6%

26.8%

Associate Professors

30

28

25

26

25

% of Full Time Faculty

39.0%

36.4%

29.8%

30.2%

30.5%

Assistant Professors

20

17

22

21

19

% of Full Time Faculty

26.0%

22.1%

26.2%

24.4%

23.2%

11

14

17

17

17

14.3%

18.2%

20.2%

19.8%

20.7%

166

177

183

172

174

Instructors % of Full Time Faculty Total Staff: Full Time % of Total Staff Part Time % of Total Staff

110

112

116

114

115

66.3%

63.3%

63.4%

66.3%

66.1%

56

65

67

58

59

33.7%

36.7%

36.6%

33.7%

33.9%

82

85

94

91

93

49.4%

48.0%

51.4%

52.9%

53.4%

84

92

89

81

81

50.6%

52.0%

48.6%

47.1%

46.6%

291

307

313

304

305

Staff Profile Male % of Total Staff Female % of Total Staff Total Employees:

Note: Provost and Dean of Faculty included in Staff count. Full Time Faculty counts include Part Time Associate Deans

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PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

 

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FALL ENROLLMENT TRENDS/Headcount and Full Time Equivalent (FTE)     

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COST TREND/Tuition Room & Board     

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ACT TRENDS/Average Composite Scores     

 

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ACADEMIC QUALITY TRENDS/High School Class Rankings     

   

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INSTRUCTION EXPENDITURE TREND     

 

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TUITION DEPENDENCY TREND       

 

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ENDOWMENT TREND/2000‐2009           

   

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COMPOSITE FINANCIAL INDEX (CFI)/Strength factors  Resource Sufficiency:  2001‐2002 

2002‐2003

2003‐2004 2004‐2005 2005‐2006  Strength Factor 

2006‐2007

Primary Reserve Ratio Viability Ratio Return on Net Assets Ratio

3.5 3.1  0.5 

3.5 2.8  0.6 

3.5 3.4  0.3 

3.5 3.5  0.9 

3.5 3.5  1.0 

       

Net Operating Revenues Ratio

0.5

0.7

0.2

1.0

1.0

 

2.5

2.4

2.5

2.7

2.7

 

Note: The strength factors are standardized scores that allow direct comparisons among the four ratios.  Strength factors are capped at 10, but may go below zero. The primary reserve and viability ratios are weighted   the most heavily, followed by the return on net assets ratio and the net operating revenues ratio.       Notes  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2                         2001‐2002  2002‐2003 2003‐20042004‐20052005‐20062006‐2 Net Operating Revenues Ratio               0.1                0.1              0.0              0.1              0.1  #VALU Return on Net Assets Ratio               0.1                0.1              0.1              0.2              0.2  #VALU Viability Ratio               1.1                1.0              1.2              1.2              1.2  #VALU Primary Reserve Ratio               1.2                1.2              1.2              1.2              1.2  #VALU Resource Sufficiency:               2.5                2.4              2.5              2.7              2.7                          

Definition: The Composite Financial Index (CFI) is a measure of the overall financial health of the institution based on the  sufficiency and flexibility of resources, the management of debt, the performance of assets, and the results of operations.   A score of 3.0 is considered the threshold for financial health.            Note: The following financial report is provided by the Concil of Independent Colleges (CIC)  and presents  a clear assessment of Northwestern’s  financial performance over time with benchmarking comparisons to similar institutions.

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COMPOSITE FINANCIAL INDEX (CFI)/National percentiles  Definition: The Composite Financial Index (CFI) is a measure of the overall financial health of the institution  based on the sufficiency and flexibility of resources, the management of debt, the performance of assets, and the  results of operations. A score of 3.0 is considered the threshold for financial health.    Northwestern 

2001‐2002 7.3 

2002‐2003 7.6 

2003‐2004 7.6 

2004‐2005 7.3 

2005‐2006 8.9 

2006‐2007 9.0 

National (n=705). In addition to the national median, or 50th percentile, this chart shows the 25th and 75th percentiles.

75th Percentile  National (50th  Percentile)  25th Percentile  Northwestern 

2001‐2002

2002‐2003

2003‐2004

2004‐2005

2005‐2006

2006‐2007

4.2

5.0

6.5

6.4

6.7

7.5

2.3 0.7  7.3 

2.9 1.4  7.6 

4.3 2.3  7.6 

4.0 2.2  7.3 

4.2 2.3  8.9 

5.2 3.0  9.0 

CFI Performance Strategies 2001‐2002  2002‐2003  2003‐2004  2004‐2005 2005‐2006 2006‐2007   

 

 

 

 

 

7.3

7.6

7.6

7.3

8.9

9.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

    

    

    

    

    

Range

Strategy

 

Deploy resources to achieve robust  9 to 10  mission  Allow experimentation with new  7 to 8  initiatives  Focus resources to compete in  5 to 6  future state  Direct resources to allow  3 to 4  transformation  1 to 2  Re‐engineer the institution  ‐1 to 0  Assess viability to survive 

    Adapted from Prager, et al. (2005), Strategic Financial Analysis for Higher Education, p. 96.    Note: The following financial report is provided by the Concil of Independent Colleges (CIC)  and presents  a clear assessment of Northwestern’s  financial performance over time with benchmarking comparisons to similar institutions.

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COMPOSITE FINANCIAL INDEX (CFI)/By region   Definition: The Composite Financial Index (CFI) is a measure of the overall financial health of the institution based on the  sufficiency and flexibility of resources, the management of debt, the performance of assets, and the results of operations. A score  of 3.0 is considered the threshold for financial health.    2001‐2002  Northwestern 

2002‐2003 2003‐2004 2004‐2005 2005‐2006 2006‐2007

1.8

2.3

1.6

1.5

1.6

1.8

National: By region (n=705). This chart displays the median values of the CFI by year for each geographic region, as  well as the national median.  

Far West (57) Mid East (137) Midwest (191) New England (69) Southeast (174) West (77) National (705)

2001‐2002 2002‐2003 2003‐2004 2004‐2005 2005‐2006 2006‐2007 2.7  4.0  5.0  5.3  5.7  6.0  2.7  3.3  4.5  4.5  4.8  6.1  2.2  2.9  4.5  4.1  4.4  5.2  2.4  3.1  4.3  4.2  4.4  5.5  2.1  2.3  3.6  2.9  3.7  4.7  2.0  2.0  4.0  3.6  4.2  5.2  2.3  2.9  4.3  4.0  4.2  5.2 

      Note: The following financial report is provided by the Concil of Independent Colleges (CIC)  and presents  a clear assessment of Northwestern’s  financial performance over time with benchmarking comparisons to similar institutions.

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COMPOSITE FINANCIAL INDEX (CFI)/By mid‐west region  Definition: The Composite Financial Index (CFI) is a measure of the overall financial health of the institution  based on the sufficiency and flexibility of resources, the management of debt, the performance of assets,   and the results of operations. A score of 3.0 is considered the threshold for financial health.      Midwest Region (n=191).  In addition to the median, or 50th percentile, this chart shows the 25th and 75th  percentiles for your region. 

2001‐2002

2002‐2003

2003‐2004

2004‐2005

2005‐2006

2006‐2007

75th Percentile

4.5

5.0

6.6

6.3

7.1

7.5

50th Percentile

2.2

2.9

4.5

4.1

4.4

5.2

25th Percentile

0.1

1.3

2.4

2.5

2.5

3.0

National (705)

2.3

2.9

4.3

4.0

4.2

5.2

Northwestern

1.8

2.3

1.6

1.5

1.6

1.8

                           Note: The following financial report is provided by the Concil of Independent Colleges (CIC)  and presents  a clear assessment of Northwestern’s  financial performance over time with benchmarking comparisons to similar institutions.

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COMPOSITE FINANCIAL INDEX (CFI)/By Enrollment size  Definition: The Composite Financial Index (CFI) is a measure of the overall financial health of the institution based on  the sufficiency and flexibility of resources, the management of debt, the performance of assets, and the results of  operations. A score of 3.0 is considered the threshold for financial health.   NATIONAL: BY REGION (n=732). This chart displays the median values of the ratio by year for each geographic region, as well as the national median.   2001‐2002 

2002‐2003

2003‐2004

2004‐2005

2005‐2006

2006‐2007

SIZE

7.3

7.6

7.6

7.3

8.9

9.0

750‐1,500

National: Enrollment Size (n=705). This chart displays the median values of the CFI by year for four size groupings  based on full‐time equivalent (FTE) enrollment, as well as the national median. 

>2,250 (230)  1,501‐2,250 (169)  750‐1,500 (217)  <750 (89)  National (705)  Northwestern 

2001‐2002 3.0  2.4  1.9  1.1  2.3  7.3 

2002‐2003 3.3  3.1  2.4  1.8  2.9  7.6 

2003‐2004 4.6  4.6  3.8  2.9  4.3  7.6 

2004‐2005 4.4  4.4  3.4  2.4  4.0  7.3 

2005‐2006 4.9  4.9  3.7  2.9  4.2  8.9 

2006‐2007 5.7  5.8  4.6  3.2  5.2  9.0 

  Note: The following financial report is provided by the Concil of Independent Colleges (CIC)  and presents  a clear assessment of Northwestern’s  financial performance over time with benchmarking comparisons to similar institutions.

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COMPOSITE FINANCIAL INDEX (CFI)/By Enrollment size‐midwest region  Midwest region: Enrollment size (n=191). This chart displays the median values of the CFI by  year for four size groupings based on full‐time equivalent (FTE) enrollment, as well as the  national median. 

>2,250 (71) 1,501‐2,250 (47) 750‐1,500 (60) <750 (13) National (705) Northwestern

2001‐2002 2002‐2003 2003‐2004 2004‐2005 2005‐2006 2006‐2007  2.8  2.9  4.5  4.4  4.6  5.9  2.1  3.9  4.7  4.4  4.6  5.9  2.1  2.8  4.0  3.6  3.7  4.5  0.4  0.3  4.1  3.0  3.8  4.0  2.3  2.9  4.3  4.0  4.2  5.2  7.3  7.6  7.6  7.3  8.9  9.0 

                        Note: The following financial report is provided by the Concil of Independent Colleges (CIC)  and presents  a clear assessment of Northwestern’s  financial performance over time with benchmarking comparisons to similar institutions.

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RETENTION‐GRADUATION TRENDS/By Freshman Cohort   

   

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ALUMNI GIVING TRENDS   

 

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ADVANCEMENT/Gifts, govt. contracts, grants, and pledges       

 

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APPENDIX

APPENDIX                          

 

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ENROLLMENT/By state‐detail (All students)     Iowa  Great Lakes States  Illinois  Indiana  Michigan  Ohio  Wisconsin  Midwest States  Kansas  Minnesota  Missouri  Nebraska  North Dakota  South Dakota  Eastern States  Connecticut  Delaware  Massachusetts  Maryland  Maine  New Hampshire  New Jersey  New York  Pennsylvania  Rhode Island  Vermont  Western States  Alaska  Arizona  California  Colorado  Hawaii  Idaho  Montana  New Mexico  Nevada  Oregon  Utah  Washington  Wyoming  Southern States  Alabama  Arkansas  Florida  Georgia  Kentucky  Louisiana  Mississippi  North Carolina  Oklahoma  South Carolina  Tennessee  Texas  Virginia  West Virginia  State Totals: 

2005 714  78  20  2  20  2  34  336  8  140  14  75  10  89  5  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  3  1  0  0  96  0  9  31  23  0  3  3  3  1  3  0  20  0  16  0  0  7  0  1  0  1  0  1  0  1  5  0  0  1245 

% 57.3%  6.3%  1.6%  0.2%  1.6%  0.2%  2.7%  27.0%  0.6%  11.2%  1.1%  6.0%  0.8%  7.1%  0.4%  0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.2%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  7.7%  0.0%  0.7%  2.5%  1.8%  0.0%  0.2%  0.2%  0.2%  0.1%  0.2%  0.0%  1.6%  0.0%  1.3%  0.0%  0.0%  0.6%  0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.4%  0.0%  0.0%  100% 

2006 734  84  18  3  17  3  43  364  11  154  13  78  14  94  8  0  0  0  1  0  1  0  4  2  0  0  100  0  8  34  27  0  4  2  4  0  2  0  19  0  16  1  0  8  0  1  0  1  0  1  0  1  3  0  0  1306 

% 56.2%  6.4%  1.4%  0.2%  1.4%  0.2%  3.4%  27.9%  0.9%  12.3%  1.0%  6.3%  1.1%  7.5%  0.6%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  0.3%  0.2%  0.0%  0.0%  7.7%  0.0%  0.6%  2.7%  2.2%  0.0%  0.3%  0.2%  0.3%  0.0%  0.2%  0.0%  1.5%  0.0%  1.2%  0.1%  0.0%  0.6%  0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.2%  0.0%  0.0%  100% 

2007 698  81  19  4  20  2  36  368  8  164  11  83  14  88  9  0  0  1  1  0  1  0  3  3  0  0  113  0  12  38  30  0  4  3  3  1  3  0  19  0  11  0  0  7  0  0  0  1  0  2  0  0  1  0  0  1280 

% 54.5%  6.3%  1.5%  0.3%  1.6%  0.2%  2.9%  28.8%  0.6%  13.2%  0.9%  6.7%  1.1%  7.1%  0.7%  0.0%  0.0%  0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  0.2%  0.2%  0.0%  0.0%  8.8%  0.0%  1.0%  3.1%  2.4%  0.0%  0.3%  0.2%  0.2%  0.1%  0.2%  0.0%  1.5%  0.0%  0.9%  0.0%  0.0%  0.6%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  0.2%  0.0%  0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  100% 

2008 666  56  14  4  10  1  27  338  7  149  10  79  11  82  8  0  0  0  0  0  1  2  1  4  0  0  109  1  11  39  30  0  4  2  4  0  2  0  15  1  9  0  1  2  0  0  0  1  0  2  0  1  2  0  0  1186 

% 56.2%  4.7%  1.1%  0.3%  0.8%  0.1%  2.2%  28.5%  0.6%  11.9%  0.8%  6.3%  0.9%  6.6%  0.7%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.1%  0.2%  0.1%  0.3%  0.0%  0.0%  9.2%  0.1%  0.9%  3.1%  2.4%  0.0%  0.3%  0.2%  0.3%  0.0%  0.2%  0.0%  1.2%  0.1%  0.8%  0.0%  0.1%  0.2%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  0.2%  0.0%  0.1%  0.2%  0.0%  0.0%  100% 

2009 655  54  16  4  12  1  21  345  6  149  5  80  13  92  4  0  0  0  0  0  1  2  1  0  0  0  100  1  8  42  25  0  4  1  3  0  2  0  14  0  10  0  2  3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  1  2  1  0  1168 

% 56.1%  4.6%  1.3%  0.3%  1.0%  0.1%  1.7%  29.5%  0.5%  11.9%  0.4%  6.4%  1.0%  7.4%  0.3%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.1%  0.2%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  8.6%  0.1%  0.6%  3.4%  2.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.1%  0.2%  0.0%  0.2%  0.0%  1.1%  0.0%  0.9%  0.0%  0.2%  0.2%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.2%  0.1%  0.0%  100% 

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ENROLLMENT/By state‐detail (Freshman)     Iowa  Great Lakes States  Illinois  Indiana  Michigan  Ohio  Wisconsin  Midwest States  Kansas  Minnesota  Missouri  Nebraska  North Dakota  South Dakota  Eastern States  Connecticut  Delaware  Massachusetts  Maryland  Maine  New Hampshire  New Jersey  New York  Pennsylvania  Rhode Island  Vermont  Western States  Alaska  Arizona  California  Colorado  Hawaii  Idaho  Montana  New Mexico  Nevada  Oregon  Utah  Washington  Wyoming  Southern States  Alabama  Arkansas  Florida  Georgia  Kentucky  Louisiana  Mississippi  North Carolina  Oklahoma  South Carolina  Tennessee  Texas  Virginia  West Virginia  Totals: 

2005 189  22  6  2  4  0  10  112  3  50  7  23  3  26  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  39  0  2  11  13  0  1  1  1  0  1  0  9  0  6  0  0  2  0  0  0  1  0  1  0  0  2  0  0  370 

% 51.1%  5.9%  1.7%  0.6%  1.1%  0.0%  2.8%  30.3%  0.8%  14.0%  2.0%  6.4%  0.8%  7.3%  0.5%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.5%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  10.5%  0.0%  0.5%  3.0%  3.5%  0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  0.3%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  2.4%  0.0%  1.6%  0.0%  0.0%  0.5%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.0%  0.5%  0.0%  0.0%  100% 

2006 175  20  5  2  1  0  12  120  5  53  3  26  5  28  4  0  0  0  1  0  1  0  1  1  0  0  33  0  4  9  8  0  1  0  2  0  0  0  9  0  3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  355 

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% 49.3%  5.6%  1.4%  0.6%  0.3%  0.0%  3.4%  33.8%  1.4%  14.9%  0.8%  7.3%  1.4%  7.9%  1.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  0.0%  0.0%  9.3%  0.0%  1.1%  2.5%  2.3%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.6%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  2.5%  0.0%  0.8%  0.3%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.6%  0.0%  0.0%  100% 

2007 165  26  7  1  7  1  10  91  0  42  1  27  3  18  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  35  0  3  13  10  0  0  0  1  1  1  0  6  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  318 

% 51.9%  8.2%  2.2%  0.3%  2.2%  0.3%  3.1%  28.6%  0.0%  13.2%  0.3%  8.5%  0.9%  5.7%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  11.0%  0.0%  0.9%  4.1%  3.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  0.3%  0.0%  1.9%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  100% 

2008 149  6  2  0  2  0  2  95  1  38  2  28  2  24  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  1  0  0  31  1  4  12  9  0  1  0  1  0  1  0  1  1  2  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  286 

% 52.1%  2.1%  0.7%  0.0%  0.7%  0.0%  0.7%  33.2%  0.3%  13.3%  0.7%  9.8%  0.7%  8.4%  1.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.7%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.0%  10.8%  0.3%  1.4%  4.2%  3.1%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  0.7%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  100% 

2009 174  12  6  0  3  0  3  103  3  45  0  26  2  27  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  32  0  1  21  7  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  2  0  3  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  325 

% 53.5%  3.7%  1.8%  0.0%  0.9%  0.0%  0.9%  31.7%  0.9%  13.8%  0.0%  8.0%  0.6%  8.3%  0.3%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  9.8%  0.0%  0.3%  6.5%  2.2%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.6%  0.0%  0.9%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  0.0%  100% 

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ENROLLMENT/By county (all students)  Iowa Counties  Sioux       All Others  Central  Boone       Calhoun     Dallas      Greene      Grundy      Hamilton    Hardin      Jasper      Marshall    Polk        Poweshiek  Story       Tama        Webster     Mid East  Benton      Cedar       Clinton     Iowa        Jackson     Johnson     Jones       Linn        Muscatine   Scott       Mid West  Audubon     Carroll     Crawford    Guthrie     Harrison    Ida         Monona      Sac         Shelby      Woodbury    North Central  Butler      Cerro Gordo  Emmet       Floyd       Franklin    Hancock     Humboldt    Kossuth     Mitchell    Palo Alto   Pocahontas  Winnebago   Worth       Wright 

2005 246  468  100  4  3  12  1  3  12  2  6  1  37  2  12  1  4  31  3  0  3  1  1  3  2  14  1  3  52  4  4  3  0  2  14  2  3  1  19  61  10  11  1  4  3  3  6  6  2  2  2  4  4  3 

% 34.5%  65.5%  14.0%  0.7%  0.5%  0.7%  0.4%  0.3%  0.9%  0.4%  1.8%  0.3%  4.6%  0.8%  0.9%  0.3%  0.7%  4.3%  0.1%  0.0%  0.7%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  1.1%  0.3%  0.1%  7.3%  0.3%  0.5%  0.4%  0.0%  0.4%  1.8%  0.1%  0.9%  0.3%  3.8%  8.5%  0.9%  1.6%  0.0%  0.5%  0.5%  0.8%  0.7%  1.4%  0.3%  0.3%  0.5%  0.5%  0.4%  1.1% 

2006 259  475  99  2  3  12  1  4  11  2  6  2  45  2  7  1  1  34  3  0  2  2  1  5  1  14  1  5  54  3  6  6  0  2  13  3  5  2  14  57  10  13  2  4  2  4  6  4  1  1  2  5  1  2 

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

% 35.3%  64.7%  13.5%  0.7%  0.5%  0.7%  0.4%  0.3%  0.9%  0.4%  1.8%  0.3%  4.6%  0.8%  0.9%  0.3%  0.7%  4.6%  0.1%  0.0%  0.7%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  1.1%  0.3%  0.1%  7.4%  0.3%  0.5%  0.4%  0.0%  0.4%  1.8%  0.1%  0.9%  0.3%  3.8%  7.8%  0.9%  1.6%  0.0%  0.5%  0.5%  0.8%  0.7%  1.4%  0.3%  0.3%  0.5%  0.5%  0.4%  1.1% 

2007 240  458  86  2  3  9  2  3  10  2  9  2  32  3  7  0  2  37  4  1  2  4  1  5  1  10  0  9  56  1  6  6  0  4  11  2  5  1  20  50  12  8  2  3  1  4  9  6  0  1  1  2  1  0 

% 34.4%  65.6%  12.3%  0.7%  0.5%  0.7%  0.4%  0.3%  0.9%  0.4%  1.8%  0.3%  4.6%  0.8%  0.9%  0.3%  0.7%  5.3%  0.1%  0.0%  0.7%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  1.1%  0.3%  0.1%  8.0%  0.3%  0.5%  0.4%  0.0%  0.4%  1.8%  0.1%  0.9%  0.3%  3.8%  7.2%  0.9%  1.6%  0.0%  0.5%  0.5%  0.8%  0.7%  1.4%  0.3%  0.3%  0.5%  0.5%  0.4%  1.1% 

2008 228  438  77  2  2  6  2  4  8  3  7  2  28  4  6  1  2  34  4  1  2  4  1  3  1  9  0  9  47  1  9  6  0  3  4  1  5  1  17  51  11  7  2  3  2  4  8  6  2  0  0  2  2  2 

% 34.2%  65.8%  11.6%  0.7%  0.5%  0.7%  0.4%  0.3%  0.9%  0.4%  1.8%  0.3%  4.6%  0.8%  0.9%  0.3%  0.7%  5.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.7%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  1.1%  0.3%  0.1%  7.1%  0.3%  0.5%  0.4%  0.0%  0.4%  1.8%  0.1%  0.9%  0.3%  3.8%  7.7%  0.9%  1.6%  0.0%  0.5%  0.5%  0.8%  0.7%  1.4%  0.3%  0.3%  0.5%  0.5%  0.4%  1.1% 

2009 246  409  73  2  4  3  2  3  1  3  6  3  32  5  7  1  1  27  1  0  1  3  0  5  1  7  0  9  58  0  8  6  1  4  5  5  7  2  20  48  9  7  2  1  4  5  3  6  3  1  0  3  2  2 

% 37.6%  62.4%  11.1%  0.7%  0.5%  0.7%  0.4%  0.3%  0.9%  0.4%  1.8%  0.3%  4.6%  0.8%  0.9%  0.3%  0.7%  4.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.7%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  1.1%  0.3%  0.1%  8.9%  0.3%  0.5%  0.4%  0.0%  0.4%  1.8%  0.1%  0.9%  0.3%  3.8%  7.3%  0.9%  1.6%  0.0%  0.5%  0.5%  0.8%  0.7%  1.4%  0.3%  0.3%  0.5%  0.5%  0.4%  1.1% 

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ENROLLMENT/By county (all students)  Iowa Counties  North East  Allamakee   Black Hawk  Bremer      Buchanan    Chickasaw   Clayton     Delaware    Dubuque     Fayette     Howard      Winneshiek  North West  Buena Vista  Cherokee    Clay        Dickinson   Lyon        O'Brien     Osceola     Plymouth    South Central  Appanoose   Clarke      Decatur     Lucas       Madison     Mahaska     Marion      Monroe      Warren      Wayne       South East  Davis       Des Mons  Henry       Jefferson  Keokuk      Lee         Louisa      Van Buren   Wapello     Washington  South West  Adair       Adams       Cass        Fremont     Mills       Montgomery  Page        Pottawattamie  Ringgold    Taylor      Union       Totals: 

2005 10  0  2  1  0  1  0  0  0  5  0  1  133  21  9  11  7  12  48  7  18  28  1  0  0  1  1  13  10  0  2  0  15  2  2  2  1  2  1  1  0  1  3  38  2  1  2  1  1  5  6  17  1  2  0  714 

% 1.4%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.8%  0.0%  0.4%  18.6%  2.0%  2.0%  1.1%  1.4%  2.7%  5.8%  1.4%  3.1%  3.9%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.8%  2.4%  0.0%  0.5%  0.0%  2.1%  0.0%  0.1%  0.3%  0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.1%  0.3%  5.3%  0.5%  0.3%  0.9%  0.5%  0.1%  0.8%  1.1%  1.4%  0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  100% 

2006 13  1  5  0  0  0  0  0  0  5  1  1  139  23  6  8  9  14  46  9  24  31  1  0  0  2  0  14  12  0  1  1  13  0  2  2  1  2  1  1  0  2  2  35  1  2  0  1  1  4  8  15  1  2  0  734 

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

% 1.8%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.8%  0.0%  0.4%  18.9%  2.0%  2.0%  1.1%  1.4%  2.7%  5.8%  1.4%  3.1%  4.2%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.8%  2.4%  0.0%  0.5%  0.0%  1.8%  0.0%  0.1%  0.3%  0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.1%  0.3%  4.8%  0.5%  0.3%  0.9%  0.5%  0.1%  0.8%  1.1%  1.4%  0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  100% 

2007 10  1  3  0  0  0  1  0  0  3  1  1  148  21  11  7  12  20  42  12  23  32  0  0  0  2  1  11  15  0  2  1  7  0  0  1  1  1  1  0  0  1  2  32  1  1  0  0  2  0  10  13  1  3  1  698 

% 1.4%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.8%  0.0%  0.4%  21.2%  2.0%  2.0%  1.1%  1.4%  2.7%  5.8%  1.4%  3.1%  4.6%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.8%  2.4%  0.0%  0.5%  0.0%  1.0%  0.0%  0.1%  0.3%  0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.1%  0.3%  4.6%  0.5%  0.3%  0.9%  0.5%  0.1%  0.8%  1.1%  1.4%  0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  100% 

2008 8  1  1  0  0  0  1  1  0  3  0  1  148  18  8  8  10  27  41  12  24  28  0  0  0  2  0  9  15  0  2  0  11  0  2  1  3  1  0  0  0  1  3  34  1  3  0  0  2  0  10  11  0  5  2  666 

% 1.2%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.8%  0.0%  0.4%  22.2%  2.0%  2.0%  1.1%  1.4%  2.7%  5.8%  1.4%  3.1%  4.2%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.8%  2.4%  0.0%  0.5%  0.0%  1.7%  0.0%  0.1%  0.3%  0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.1%  0.3%  5.1%  0.5%  0.3%  0.9%  0.5%  0.1%  0.8%  1.1%  1.4%  0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  100% 

2009 7  0  2  0  0  0  2  0  0  3  0  0  128  14  7  6  8  31  33  11  18  28  0  0  0  1  0  11  13  0  3  0  11  0  1  0  2  2  0  0  0  1  5  29  2  2  1  0  2  0  8  8  1  3  2  655 

% 1.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.3%  0.0%  0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.8%  0.0%  0.4%  19.5%  2.0%  2.0%  1.1%  1.4%  2.7%  5.8%  1.4%  3.1%  4.3%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.8%  2.4%  0.0%  0.5%  0.0%  1.7%  0.0%  0.1%  0.3%  0.1%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.1%  0.3%  4.4%  0.5%  0.3%  0.9%  0.5%  0.1%  0.8%  1.1%  1.4%  0.0%  0.3%  0.3%  100% 

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ENROLLMENT/By minor     Dept/Minors 

  2005  14  40  6  28  1  5  5  8  34  14     11  9  6  22  6 

% of  Total  4.0%  11.6%  1.7%  8.1%  0.3%  1.4%  1.4%  2.3%  9.8%  4.0%     3.2%  2.6%  1.7%  6.4%  1.7% 

English Tchg. 

1

Literature

6

Writing & Rhetoric 

Art Business  Accounting  Business Adm.  Business Ed.  Economics  Biology  Chemistry  Communication Studies  Corporate Communications  Cinema and Digital Video  Journalism  Multi Media  Computer Science  English  English 

History

  2006  6  49  11  33  1  4  3  8  34  7     15  12  2  22  1 

% of  Total  1.7%  13.8%  3.1%  9.3%  0.3%  1.1%  0.8%  2.3%  9.6%  2.0%     4.2%  3.4%  0.6%  6.2%  0.3% 

  2007  12  52  16  30  2  4  7  14  38  8  1  14  15  2  21  1 

% of  Total  2.9%  12.7%  3.9%  7.3%  0.5%  1.0%  1.7%  3.4%  9.0%  2.0%  0.0%  3.4%  3.7%  0.5%  5.1%  0.2% 

  2008  18  53  20  23  5  5  6  16  37  11  5  8  13  2  12  1 

% of  Total  4.3%  12.6%  4.7%  5.5%  1.2%  1.2%  1.4%  3.8%  7.6%  2.6%  0.0%  1.9%  3.1%  0.5%  2.8%  0.2% 

  2009  15  46  14  23  4  5  7  18  36  6  10  6  14  3  21  0 

% of  Total  3.5%  10.8%  3.3%  5.4%  0.9%  1.2%  1.7%  4.2%  6.1%  1.4%  0.0%  1.4%  3.3%  0.7%  5.0%  0.0% 

0.3%

1

0.3%

3

0.7%

2

0.5%

3

0.7%

1.7%

12

3.4%

7

1.7%

6

1.4%

8

1.9%

9

2.6%

8

2.3%

10

2.4%

3

0.7%

10

2.4%

13

3.8%

10

2.8%

11

2.7%

11

2.6%

10

2.4%

History

12

3.5%

7

2.0%

2

0.5%

3

0.7%

3

0.7%

General History 

1

0.3%

0

0.0%

3

0.7%

3

0.7%

2

0.5%

American History 

0

0.0%

1

0.3%

2

0.5%

2

0.5%

1

0.2%

World History 

0

0.0%

2

0.6%

4

1.0%

3

0.7%

4

0.9%

Kinesiology

19

5.5%

18

5.1%

22

5.4%

31

7.3%

29

6.8%

Health (K‐12) 

13

3.8%

11

3.1%

17

4.1%

20

4.7%

19

4.5%

Physical Ed. 

6

1.7%

7

2.0%

5

1.2%

11

2.6%

10

2.4%

11

3.2%

8

2.3%

18

4.4%

18

4.3%

21

5.0%

Mathematics

8

2.3%

5

1.4%

14

3.4%

13

3.1%

16

3.8%

Mathematics Teaching 

3

0.9%

3

0.8%

4

1.0%

5

1.2%

5

1.2%

35

10.1%

36

10.1%

48

11.7%

51

12.1%

59

13.9%

Mathematics

Modern Foreign Language  French 

5

1.4%

4

1.1%

3

0.7%

2

0.5%

5

1.2%

Spanish

28

8.1%

30

8.5%

42

10.2%

45

10.7%

47

11.1%

Teaching English as Sec Lang  Music  Philosophy  Philosophy  Applied Ethics  Physics  Physics  Physics Teaching  Pol. Science  Psychology  Psychology  Developmental Psychology  Religion  Religion  Youth Ministry  Sociology  Sociology  Cultural Studies  Theatre & Speech  Theatre  Theatre & Speech  Totals: 

2 10  2  2  0  4  4  0  5  42  42  0  40  13  27  23  9  14  13  4  9  346 

0.6% 2.9%  0.6%  0.6%  0.0%  1.2%  1.2%  0.0%  1.4%  12.1%  12.1%  0.0%  11.6%  3.8%  7.8%  6.6%  2.6%  4.0%  3.8%  1.2%  2.6%  100% 

2 15  2  2  0  4  4  0  8  41  37  4  38  17  21  34  14  20  17  8  9  355 

0.6% 4.2%  0.6%  0.6%  0.0%  1.1%  1.1%  0.0%  2.3%  11.5%  10.4%  1.1%  10.7%  4.8%  5.9%  9.6%  3.9%  5.6%  4.8%  2.3%  2.5%  100% 

3 11  5  4  1  9  8  1  8  42  36  6  49  21  28  27  6  21  14  7  7  410 

0.7% 2.7%  1.2%  1.0%  0.2%  2.2%  2.0%  0.2%  2.0%  10.2%  8.8%  1.5%  12.0%  5.1%  6.8%  6.6%  1.5%  5.1%  3.4%  1.7%  1.7%  100% 

4 14  7  5  2  8  5  3  5  50  42  8  46  26  20  23  6  17  14  9  5  422 

0.9% 3.3%  1.7%  1.2%  0.5%  1.9%  1.2%  0.7%  1.2%  11.8%  10.0%  1.9%  10.9%  6.2%  4.7%  5.5%  1.4%  4.0%  3.3%  2.1%  1.2%  99% 

7 17  5  1  4  7  6  1  8  44  39  5  30  17  13  31  21  10  17  10  7  424 

1.7% 4.0%  1.2%  0.2%  0.9%  1.7%  1.4%  0.2%  1.9%  10.4%  9.2%  1.2%  7.1%  4.0%  3.1%  7.3%  5.0%  2.4%  4.0%  2.4%  1.7%  98% 

Northwestern College Fact Book Fall 2009  

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ENROLLMENT/By career concentration, teacher certification    

 

% of 

 

% of 

 

% of 

 

% of 

 

% of 

Career Concentrations 

2005

Total

2006

Total

2007

Total

2008

Total

2009

Total

Christian Theatre Ministries 

8

9.0%

5

5.5%

4

4.4%

2

2.6%

2

2.9%

Computer Science 

1

1.1%

3

3.3%

2

2.2%

2

2.6%

2

2.9%

Criminal Justice 

29

32.6%

27

29.7%

19

20.9%

14

18.2%

18

26.5%

Fitness Management 

13

14.6%

10

11.0%

9

9.9%

12

15.6%

14

20.6%

Mission Service 

35

39.3%

39

42.9%

41

45.1%

36

46.8%

25

36.8%

 

 

0

0.0%

4

4.4%

2

2.6%

0

0.0% 4.4% 

Neuroscience/Standard Neuroscience/Concentration 

 

 

2

2.2%

4

4.4%

4

5.2%

3

Recreation

3

3.4%

5

5.5%

8

8.8%

5

6.5%

4

5.9%

Totals:

89

100.0%

91

100.0%

91

100.0%

77

100.0%

68

100.0%

 

 

% of 

 

% of 

 

% of 

 

% of 

 

% of 

Certifications/Endorsements

2005

Total

2006

Total

2007

Total

2008

Total

2009

Total

Certifications

307

49.3%

291

45.3%

265

43.4%

271

43.6%

258

42.2%

Elementary

181

29.1%

170

26.5%

134

22.0%

136

21.9%

137

22.4%

Secondary

106

17.0%

97

15.1%

103

16.9%

103

16.6%

88

14.4%

Vertical

20

3.2%

24

3.7%

28

4.6%

32

5.1%

33

5.4%

6

1.0%

10

1.6%

4

0.7%

1

0.2%

3

0.5%

K‐6 in Art 

2

0.3%

1

0.2%

1

0.2%

1

0.2%

0

0.0%

K‐6 Endorsements  K‐6 Math 

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

K‐6 in Music 

1

0.2%

1

0.2%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

1

0.2%

K‐6 in Physical Education 

2

0.3%

2

0.3%

1

0.2%

0

0.0%

2

0.3%

K‐6 in Social Science 

0

0.0%

1

0.2%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

K‐6 in Spanish 

1

0.2%

5

0.8%

2

0.3%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

30

4.8%

24

3.7%

25

4.1%

25

4.0%

23

3.8%

K‐12 Endorsements  K‐12 in Art 

5

0.8%

5

0.8%

3

0.5%

3

0.5%

3

0.5%

K‐12 in Music 

9

1.4%

6

0.9%

5

0.8%

6

1.0%

4

0.7%

K‐12 in Physical Education 

7

1.1%

7

1.1%

7

1.1%

6

1.0%

9

1.5%

9

1.4%

6

0.9%

10

1.6%

10

1.6%

7

1.1%

Coaching

K‐12 in Spanish 

115

18.5%

130

20.2%

139

22.8%

157

25.2%

150

24.5%

Early Childhood 

21

3.4%

23

3.6%

27

4.4%

20

3.2%

31

5.1%

General Science 

1

0.2%

1

0.2%

2

0.3%

3

0.5%

4

0.7%

Instructional Strategist/K‐6 

17

2.7%

11

1.7%

11

1.8%

15

2.4%

20

3.3%

Instructional Strategist/K‐12 

2

0.3%

2

0.3%

4

0.7%

4

0.6%

2

0.3%

Middle School 

22

3.5%

26

4.0%

25

4.1%

19

3.1%

22

3.6%

Reading

61

9.8%

83

12.9%

72

11.8%

71

11.4%

70

11.5%

Teaching English/Second Lang 

17

2.7%

16

2.5%

19

3.1%

20

3.2%

15

2.5%

Unified Early Childhood 

16

2.6%

22

3.4%

16

2.6%

16

2.6%

10

1.6%

Alternative Endorsements 

Totals:

8

1.3%

6

0.9%

4

0.7%

3

0.5%

3

0.5%

American Government 

3

0.5%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

1

0.2%

Biology

2

0.3%

1

0.2%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

Chemistry

2

0.3%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

American History 

0

0.0%

1

0.2%

1

0.2%

1

0.2%

1

0.2%

World History 

0

0.0%

2

0.3%

2

0.3%

2

0.3%

2

0.3%

Physics

0

0.0%

1

0.2%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

Psychology

1

0.2%

1

0.2%

1

0.2%

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

623

100%

645

100%

613

100%

625

100%

611

100%

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GRADUATION/By minor   2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Accounting

7

1

2

3

5

Applied Ethics

1

0

0

0

0

Art

1

1

0

1

2

Minors

Biology

0

1

0

1

1

Business Administration

3

4

6

12

8

Chemistry

6

5

6

2

6

Cinema & Digital Video

0

0

0

0

0

Computer Science

2

0

0

0

0

Corporate Communications

2

6

3

0

2

Cultural Studies

6

4

5

8

Developmental Psychology

5 4

Economics

0

2

1

2

1

English

1

3

0

1

0

English Teaching

0

0

0

0

0

English as a Second Language

0

0

0

0

0

French

0

0

2

1

1

Health

1

7

4

4

5

History

1

0

0

3

0

Journalism

0

0

1

1

2

Mathematics

5

2

2

3

2

Mathematics Teaching

0

0

0

0

1

Multi Media

2

1

1

2

1

Music

3

3

0

1

0

Philosophy

0

1

0

0

1

Physical Education

0

0

0

0

0

Physics

0

0

1

1

2

Political Science

3

0

1

0

0

Psychology

12

5

15

11

10

Religion

2

3

2

1

7

Sociology

1

1

7

8

2

Spanish

0

2

2

2

3

Teaching English as a Second Language

0

1

0

1

2

Theatre

0

0

1

0

2

Theatre and Speech

0

0

0

3

0

Writing and Rhetoric

2

1

1

1

1

Youth Ministry & Adolescent Studies

3

1

0

2

3

Totals:

64

55

63

75

79

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GRADUATION/By career concentration, teacher certification  2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Elementary Certification (K-6)

49

33

36

42

31

Secondary Certification (7-12)

14

13

17

18

9

Vertical Certification (K-12)

1

9

7

10

6

Totals:

64

55

60

70

46

Coaching Authorization

34

33

37

39

35

Early Childhood Education

14

7

9

8

6

General Science Teaching Endorsement

0

0

1

1

0

Certifications

Additional Endorsements

K-6 Endorsement in Art

1

1

0

0

0

K-6 Endorsement in Music

1

2

0

0

0

K-6 Endorsement in Physical Education

0

0

0

2

0

K-6 Endorsement in Spanish

0

0

0

0

0

K-12 Endorsement in Art

0

0

2

2

2

K-12 Endorsement in Music

1

4

1

1

0

K-12 Endorsement in Physical Education

0

3

0

2

3

K-12 Endorsement in Spanish

0

2

3

4

1

K-6 Multicat Res/Mild

1

1

0

0

0

K-6 Multicat Class w Integration

2

0

0

0

0

Instructional Strategist: Mild/Moderate K-6

1

5

3

5

4

Instructional Strategist: Mild/Moderate 7-12

0

0

0

0

1

Middle School Endorsement

10

6

7

6

2

Reading Endorsement

33

14

27

32

22

Unified Early Childhood

2

2

3

7

4

100

80

93

109

80

Christian Theatre Ministries

0

1

1

0

0

Computer Science

0

0

0

0

0

Criminal Justice

5

4

4

3

3

Totals:

Career Concentrations

Fitness Management

3

3

3

4

3

Mission Service

4

2

5

8

7

Neuroscience & Persons: standard

0

0

0

0

1

Neuroscience & Persons: neuroscience conc.

0

0

0

0

1

Recreation

0

0

0

1

1

Totals:

12

10

13

16

16

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