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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am going to northwest state for my nursing degree and i think that the foundation is great. I feel they are doing a super job and i enjoy going to school here immensely. i feel the people there are great and extremely freindly and helpful. The overall rating i would give the foundation is five stars.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went back to school 17 yrs. after high school. I feared of going to class and being sorrounded by students almost half my age. This was not the case. The staff truly does care about us individually, and go out of there way to ensure a great educational experience. Last semester I had to leave town for a family emergency the week before finals. All of my instructors went way above the call of duty and not only allowed me to make up my work, but helped me along and answered all of my questions and concerns. I recommend Northwest State to anyone and everyone who needs to improve their situation or get an edge in today's employment environment.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I started off at Defiance College first and I hated it there. When I transferred to Northwest State, I instantly knew it was the college for me.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This new building will help benefit my learning experience as a nursing student. I can't wait to start using it. This is a fantastic idea!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My experience at NSCC has been a great one. I took their LPN course and am now applying for the LPN-RN Transition course. Without the care of the instructors I wouldn't have the knowledge and be able to apply it in my work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I go to Northweststate Comuunity College. It is a great college that has a great staff and the instructors are always willing to give their time to the students.

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Amy L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

i go to northwest state and it has probably been then the best college i have went to...very laid back and 95% of the teachers are awsome!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Northwest State provides great learning and training experiences for a very reasonable rate. They do a great job!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have taken classes over the last 30 yrs, most recently last summer to update my knowledge of Quickbooks. The education experience has been very helpful in obtaining a job and over the years to advance my career.
It has been good to see the college growing in size & educational opportunities - keep it up!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

NWSCC is helping me fulfill my goal of acquiring a Associate Degree in Nursing. I am a returning student after many years away from school. I can take many classes also that will be transferable to another school to continue my goal for a BA. Thanks NWSCC

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Northwest State is helping to bring new jobs and new employers to Northwest, Ohio. It is a great place.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm a student and I would like to see more study areas for NSCC students. It would be so much easier for those of us who have kids in to be able to go to a nice quite place to get our homework done so that at home we can focus on our kids.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am a student at NSCC and this money would be put to good use. NSCC needs more room for their students to sit and study!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I've lived near Northwest for most of my life so when the opportunity came up for me to take classes there to further my career I jumped at on it. I am very pleased with the quality of the classes I am taking so far and I expect that the rest of my classes will be no different.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I got my first job through job placement services offered by the college.

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Client Served

Rating: 3

I am not sure if this money is need for a student lounge, this money would be better spent on energy conservation on the new building being built at NSCC. Ideas where given to make improvements to the building before it was being built to save energy, but nothing happend. The failure to look for the long term savings will cost more in the long run. We cannot continue to build buildings that are not energy efficient and expect to be considered a "green college." To meet the new standerds the same old ways need to change.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I started at NSCC after moving to the area. I'd heard wonderful things about their nursing program & decided it would be a good fit for me. It is a challenge, but I know it will be worth it in the end. NSCC has a great reputation & I will be proud to be a graduate. I'm looking forward to the new Allied Health building for myself and the new students who will be going through the program in the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a 40 year old student returning to school. Due to the economy being in a slump the way it is I NEED to get a degree just to be considered for jobs in todays market. I am very grateful to Northwest State Community College for being here to help me when I need it the most. NSCC is a wonderful place to learn and I do not know what I would do without the friendly staff and fellow students. It is nice having such a great college close to where I live.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NSCC is a wonderful institution and tremendous asset to our surrounding community. The education they provide students of all ages is inspiring. NSCC is the educational anchor for our small corner of the State of Ohio.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Northwest State has made a dramatic improvement in my life. They have allowed me to stay a full time employee and a full time mother of two, by their branching colleges. If it wasn't for them I probably would never have been able to achieve so much. My family is proud of me for furthering my education. I am so glad their our smaller community colleges in my area that can offer so much!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Attended many programs at NORTHWEST STATE and had two Grand Daughters attend while going to high school. BOTH
enjoyed the experience and succed in the classes. Job well done.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been 20 years since I have attended school. I was scared to go to college, feeling like I would be lost and not fit in. Northwest State community college has made me feel very comfortable. The Instructors are very nice and helpful, and the students are pleasent also. I am glad I chose NSCC.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Northwest State is a great college, I didn't stop with 1 degree, I'm working on number 2 and the staff is helping every step of the way. Thanks NWSCC!!!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love going to Northwest State, they have a great nursing program. The instructors are very helpful and concerned about your education.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Northwest State is a wonderful place to get an education, it is warm and friendly and close to home

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love going to school at NSCC. Everyone there has been totally encouraging & helpful. I love that I don't get treated different for being a non traditional student.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Northwest State is been a great improvement in my life. Before starting school I just sat at home. My life change at home and I need to get employment. I haven't been to school in a very long time, and was scared about going back to school. Here at Northwest I feel like I belong.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have found Northwest Community College to be a great place to be. With the economy the way it is and the lack of jobs, it has offered me an opportunity to retrain in a different area in hopes of finding something else.
The instructors have been great. It is a clean facility and quite accomodating.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Northweststate Community College is truly a blessing for me. The entire staff is friendly and helpful wether they be food service, library staff, custodians or professors. That is just to name a few. Everyone cares about each person as a student. I truly enjoy my studies. Everything I need is right at the college, such as library, the success center, labs, exercise room, the book store. Those are just a few examples. Today's world needs places like Northwest State Community College. It is helping to make my dreams come true.

Teri

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

NWSCC is a great college. I have been a student part time for the last four years. Flexible classes on weekends and nights was very helpful while trying to work. The personnel as always are very helpful when help is needed with classwork and especially the help received in the math and writing help labs. Overall I think the college is a great place to receive a degree, I am glad I choose NWSCC

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nothwest State is a wonderful college. It close to home where I can communite back and forth. It nice to have classes in the evenings so I can work and go to college. I will be graduating in May 2011. I will be going back to college to get my bachlors Northwest was a nice foundation starting poing for me.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been so blessed to be able to attend Northwest State College. I m so grateful to be apart of the college. I have so many oppertunities here my goal is to finish in the nursing program the greatest thing is I don't have to transfer, because they are building a whole new nursing area. I cannot stress enough how wonderful it has been to attend a college where they want to see each and everyone suceed in their goals, and are willing to help with anything that they can. Afer being out of school for so many years I need some help every now and then thank you Northwest State for every thing.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Northwest State is a tremendous asset to the people of the tri-state area. The facilities are top notch, the programs of study are very strong...but their best asset is the group of people who work hard every day for the students. The commitment is easy to see. It makes my job promoting businesses of the area much easier. Northwest State is there for current and potential businesses.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

Community college is a great opportunity for people who don't have the money to go to a 4 year university. I have a lot of friends who started at Northwest and finished their degree without having to get a lot of loans.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

NSCC has made going back to school challenging and rewarding after so many years out of school. The faculty goes out of their way to assist the students in any way they can. Flexible scheduling, a wide array of programs, knowledgable staff, and a atmosphere that is geared towards making sure you can get to where you want to be "Next" makes returing to school an easy transition.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

After being out of school for 12 years Northwest State Community College made the transistion very painless. The school and faculty are very flexible and understanding with students that work full time and have families. I highly recommend NSCC to everyone whether right out of high school or not. I am currently working on my third program at the school - it's that easy!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Northwest State was one of the easiest colleges to review and enter. Their processes for new student are thorough and their welcoming programs are outstanding in helping the new student become familiar with the campus, departments and student associations. The staff in all areas are open and willing to help the student decide their direction of education with them. They not only help the student for their own college, but also help the student in deciding where the best next step could be for them. Each semester the representatives of area four year colleges come to the campus for the student to ask questions and compare the programs offered. Love this College!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Northwest State Community College was a great spring board for furthering my education, as it put me in a position to succeed. Because of the small class sizes, students (including myself) can get one-on-one attention and help with assignments. It was because the teachers cared enough to help me that I was inspired to carry on my studies.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I highly enjoy Northwest State Community College it is a fine educational institute with a lot of opportunities to transfer or if taken seriously it would be a great place to obtain a degree or certification in many areas.

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Client Served

Rating: 3

this institution is a valuable resource in the community, and it is providing the means for me to enhance the education i already have and open up additional career opportunities that are much needed in the economic climate at present. i'm 40 years old and returning to school after twenty years to pursue a second degree. this institution is close to my home and provides the area of study that is of interest to me.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I am on pace to graduate from Northwest State this year and it has been a great experience. I have learned so much from my instructors that I believe I won't have a problem finding a job in this crazy world we live in. The class's are great and they focus on my career that I want to get into, which is going to benefit my family and I in the years to come. Thank you Northwest State for helping me get my life back in order.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love taking classes at NSCC. I didn't know how well I would fit in since I am not so social, but I have met so many great people. All of my teachers have been so nice and willing to help with anything. The teachers are understanding of how hard college is. They do everything possible to help. The tutors are amazing also. When I had a tutor, she helped me so much with learning and remembering things!

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Lauren P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My over all review of NSCC is great!
I have certan learning disabilaties and NSCC instuctors and tutors very helpful. I have leared a lot and i am getting better grades than i expected becuase of the great help.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

After being married and having two children, I went back to school and earned my Associates degree in Early Childhood. NSCC was very supportive of the non-traditional student and was a strong influence in my getting my BS in the same field. I have been working in Early Childhood for almost 20 years now and owe much of it to NSCC. Thank You!!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

As a non-traditional student with high anxiety of coming back to school (ecspecially college), NSCC helped me transition smoothly.

I am now considering going for a Bachelors Degree.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Northwest State Community College is a great place to learn!
The staff is soo helpful and supportive of each person and their goals!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Northwest State Community College is a wonderful college to attend. The faculty and staff are very knowledgeable and kind, and the learning experience I received far exceeded my expectations. Also, the nursing program is a exceptional program and leaves students with the knowledge and confidence to practice at a ADN level proficiently and effectively. Also, the biggest benefit to NSCC was the cost and location. I live 8 minutes from campus and have zero student loans. Thanks NSCC!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I am in my 3rd year here at Northweststate. I have been very happy with my overall experience with Instructors and staff. The Instructors show compassion to the students as well as a passion for the subject that they teach. Any Instructor that I have or had has been more than willing to help in any way they could to get the point of the class across if some one wasn't quite understanding something. northweststate is closer to my house than any other Community College and I chose to come here because of the higher standards that they hold.

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Client Served

Rating: 3

This is roughly my 3rd year at Northwest State. It is close to my home and affordable. The instructors are easy to work with. I have had issues with the business office but as far as everything else is concerned, it is a decent school. I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering and I am about 8 classes away from finishing my Associates Degree. I would recommend Northwest State to others

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Lacy F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am in my third semester at Northwest, and I am very happy with the education that Ii have received. I have been very fortunate to have compassionate teachers each class that make it their goal to help everyone understand the material and succeed. With the teachers encompassing such a positive attitude, they show that they are approchable and will do anything to help us as students secure a better future for ourselves.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

This is my second semester at Northwest State and I've had nothing but good experiences here. The staff helped me out with the admissions process and applying for a scholarship. They also informed me about the resources available here, such as the library and the free tutoring services. The teachers and other staff are always friendly and ready to provide help wherever needed. Northwest State does a great job at providing a good, affordable education.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is my second year at Northwest State and I really enjoy going here. My major is Mecanical Engineering and in our wing we have a lounge and it is nice and quiet. Northwest has almost everything for your education, from tutoring to finding a job. The best thing about Northwest is the cost. It is very cheap to get a degree. Northwest state wants to help me learn and since I have been here, I have learned a lot. If anyone is looking for a great education its a Northwest State Community College.

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Client Served

Rating: 3

I've been a student here for two years now. It is very convenient because it is close to where I live. I have also been learning many new things during my time here. It has been a very positive experience, and I look forward to learning more things in the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Northwest State Community College is a great school. I have been attending classes here for several semesters and each one has been a positive experience. The teachers here are experienced, the classes are well-organized and challenging, and the staff is friendly and helpful. Without the great teachers and staff, I wouldn't be as far as I am now in my education. Northwest State Community College offers many great services and classes to help students succeed in their career. I am happy to go to a great college that really cares about my education.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a student at Northwest State Commuity College, and have had nothing but good experiences here. The teaching staff are knowledgable and very helpful. The class sizes are great for learning the material and sharing information, as well as getting your questions answered. It has good places to hang out and relax between classes. The only problem seems to be parking, at certain times there aren't enough spaces in the lot! It has recently set up a huge recycling program to help keep the campus green. There are more recycling containers than trash cans so that people can properly dispose of materials.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Northwest State is a great school. All of the staff are very helpful, and I am proud to say that I am a student there.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a non-traditional student. I get a lot of help from the staff; who are very helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Being an older student ( 44 yrs old) I find most of the staff to be very helpful and nice.
\There does seem, however, to be a certain level of lacking in good communication and planning in the Financial Aid office and the Bookstore who ( waits until the last minute to make available the book lists that students need for their classes - this information should be available at least a month before the classes are scheduled to start!) seem to wait too long before publishing information and proper forms ( that they require us to fill out each semester) ready for the following school year or semester - mean while we students hurry up, do our taxes and complete our FAFSA renewals. So, in short, I see where these two departments of the college need to make some changes; get organized, and act ahead of the school's schedule so that they are not caught without the information and forms that the students are required to have.
I have found thus far that most of the instructors I have had are very helpful and always willing to explain things further.
My advisor Christine Robinson is always encouraging!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Northwest State! Everyone is so helpful! The experience that I will have when I leave NWS will help me so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It was daunting going back to school at age ?? but my two children which graduated from Northwest State Community College encouraged me. The teaching staff has been exceptional. I am amazed at how many nontraditional students attend Northwest State Community College. The classes are the perfect size for ample learning and comprehension. I would recommend NWSCC to anyone thinking about returning to school.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

After raising a family and having a career in management and sales, it was time to go back to school and prepare for the second career. Northwest seemed like the best choice for me. I looked at other colleges and they just were not what I was looking for. I wanted to be more than a number and I wanted smaller classes, Northwest has both. The Staff has been helpful and I have enjoyed the classes. I have completed online and in class room courses, both have been well formated and presented. I am looking forward to receiving my degree and becoming an RN, Northwest has helped me on my way.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Northwest State Community College has been nothing but a great experience. As a Nursing Student, I love the fact that the staff is so helpful. They want nothing more than to see you succeed.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

As a previous student of The Ohio State University, i expected my classes at Northwest State to be sub par. I couldn't have been more wrong! I love my classes, my teachers are experienced, knowledgeable and willing to help. i am so thankful to have this school available to me.

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Rhonda T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a returning Northwest State Student, and would not have chosen anywhere else to go for my nursing degree! The faculty is all very helpful and accessible when needed! When I graduated the first time I felt as if I was very well prepared for entering the workforce! All of the faculty and staff are friendly and helpful. The college is very active in the community, it is great to be a part of a college that actually cares about both their students and the environment!!!

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