Measures of excellence

Our stats could lead to your success.

100% pass rate

Northwestern’s most recent NURSING graduates recorded a 100% first-time board pass rate. No wonder they’re in demand by top medical centers like the Mayo Clinic, Sanford Health and Duke University Hospital.

Explore nursing

Best in the world

Our PRE-MED students’ MCAT scores are in the top 10% worldwide. 80% of NWC med school applicants are accepted the first time they apply. (Compare that to the national acceptance rate for all applicants: 45%).

Explore pre-med

Top scores

Northwestern ACCOUNTING students consistently achieve top scores and pass rates on the CPA exam. So far, 2017 was our best showing: Our students had an 89.3% pass-rate, the best in Iowa and #2 in the nation among all institutions with 10+ candidates. How impressive is that? That same year Notre Dame was 11th and Duke was 23rd.

Explore accounting

Elite research

We’re 1 of just 2 institutions in Iowa selected for SEA-PHAGES and 1 of just 40 baccalaureate colleges worldwide. The program involves BIOLOGY students in a global effort to discover phages and sequence and annotate their DNA. So far, more than 40 NWC undergrads have peer-reviewed publications to tout as a result of their phage research and discoveries. Northwestern also participates in SEA-GENES, next-level research enabling our students to discover and publish previously unknown functions of genes.

Explore biology

Top-20 nationally

Northwestern’s ACTUARIAL SCIENCE degree is among the nation’s top 20 best-value programs. We’re also 1 of just 2 Christian colleges that have met the requirements for Advanced Curriculum recognition by the Society of Actuaries. Our grads have typically passed 2 actuarial exams by the time they graduate, and their pass rate is 80% (compared to 50% nationally).

Explore actuarial science

Top 5% globally

NWC seniors competing in the international BUSINESS Strategy Game as part of their senior capstone class consistently finish in the top 5% among 6,500 teams competing around the world.

Explore business

99.5% success

99.5% of recent grads got jobs or started grad school within 6 months of graduating. In fact, nearly half (47%) of 2018 grads had a job lined up before May, compared with just 27% at peer colleges.

Explore more

Grad school prep

81% of alums who pursue advanced degrees report NWC prepared them more than adequately or even very well for graduate or professional school.

Explore more

Salary satisfaction

55% of Northwestern alumni report making $80,000+ per year. (In comparison, 49% of alumni from other Council of Christian Colleges & Universities schools report the same or higher salary levels.)

Explore more

loading
LOADING …