Northwest College, Powell, Wyoming USA

The best classrooms don't have walls

Be wild.
Don't hesitate.
Choose adventure.

When you choose Northwest College, Wyoming’s vast landscape becomes both your classroom and playground. We know the best classrooms don’t always have walls—they have trees, vast mountain ranges, bubbling hot springs, raging rivers, fresh air, and wildlife. With an abundance of national forests, state parks, recreation areas, plus Yellowstone National Park only an hour away, inspiration and adventure lies around every corner.


Did you know?

  • Last year NWC transfer students transferred to 51 different colleges or universities in 24 states.
  • NWC has the largest out-of-state population of any Wyoming community college.
  • NWC has the best retention rate out of all Wyoming community colleges.
  • 19% of NWC students are the first generation of their families to attend college.


With nearby national forests, recreation areas, plus Yellowstone National Park, adventure awaits at NWC.

  • Only 90 minutes from Yellowstone National Park
  • 215 sunny days in Powell on average (more than the national average)


You may have the opportunity to earn your degree at little or no cost to you.

  • 100% of NWC full-time, first-time, degree-seeking freshmen receive grant or scholarship aid
  • $6 million+ grants/scholarships awarded to students annually


Receive one-on-one support from highly-credentialed faculty and staff who know you by name.

  • 9 our of 10 NWC students would recommend NWC to a friend or family member
  • 43% of full-time faculty hold doctorates (or an equivalent terminal degree)


Create memories, friendships and authentic connections, while you flourish in our vibrant campus community.

  • More than 100 events on campus per year
  • 40+ student clubs on campus

What they say

Location was huge. It was close to home. I love the area, and I love the access to the mountains. I mean, you’ve got the Bighorns on one side, plus the Beartooths and Absarokas.

— Hannah Becker, Agriculture Business ['19]
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