Adult and Graduate Studies News

Northwestern College’s Master of Education program tied for 73rd out of more than 300 schools in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Online Master’s in Education Programs ranking. Northwestern also tied for 90th in U.S. News' online bachelor’s degree program category—highest among institutions in Iowa.

For the fifth year in a row, Northwestern College has set a spring enrollment record. This year’s number is 1,603, up from 1,584 last spring.

Northwestern College’s latest physician assistant graduates have recorded a 100% first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination. All 29 of the physician assistant students who graduated in August passed the exam on their first attempt.

For the fifth consecutive year, Northwestern College has set enrollment records. This fall’s enrollment is 1,715, up three students from last year.

Northwestern College has hired Dr. James Ruby to serve as the director of its graduate counseling programs. He comes from California State University, Fullerton, where he was department chair and professor of human services.

The second cohort of students in Northwestern College’s physician assistant studies program will graduate Saturday, Aug. 12. Master’s degrees will be awarded to 29 students during a 10 a.m. ceremony in Christ Chapel.

Northwestern College has announced the hiring of Dr. Jill Swisher as dean of its Graduate School & Adult Learning division.

For the fourth year in a row, Northwestern College has set a spring enrollment record. This year’s number is 1,584, up from 1,525 last spring.

Northwestern College’s Master of Education program has received recent high rankings from U.S. News & World Report and OnlineMastersDegrees.org.

The first cohort of students in Northwestern College’s physician assistant studies program will graduate Thursday, Aug. 11. Master’s degrees will be awarded to 24 students during a 7 p.m. ceremony in Christ Chapel.

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