Meeting the Rapidly Changing Demands of Higher Education
The mission of NWF State College is to improve lives. Our team of dedicated instructional and student success professionals support this mission by providing the best in transfer degrees and an ever-expanding portfolio of job-readiness training. However, the landscape of higher education is changing rapidly. To continue improving, to serve as an educational influencer and to stimulate regional economic growth, the College must implement emerging best practices.
Preparing Students for Lifelong Success
NWF aspires to always be at the forefront of this change to prepare students for lifelong success. With an increasingly diverse student body, our challenge is to provide high-quality, relevant instruction that reaches students where they are, recognizes where they come from and takes them where they want to go.
Textbook costs are significant. For high-enrollment classes at NWF State College, the average textbook cost is one-third the amount of tuition for a three credit hour class; some are as high as two-thirds the tuition.
Many students, 56% of whom are enrolled part-time, must work to pay for educational and living expenses. As a result, their attendance and completion depend on a flexible schedule.
The College’s dual enrolled population has increased by 11% over the past five years and continues to grow as more students desire to begin college studies early.
Create an Open Education Resource Fund (Increasing Access to Higher Education) which provides free online textbooks for high-enrollment courses.
Establish on-demand online programs to meet the scheduling needs of highly transient populations, such as military students, who want to learn on demand and on the go.
Connect faculty and industry leaders through a Teaching Innovation Center to jointly prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce.
Focus on preeminence by scaling nationally recognized best practices for early college, job placement and guided pathway programs.
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We aim to change lives.
NWF State College strives to provide instruction that reaches students where they are, recognizes where they come from and take them to where they want to go.