Located in the valley of the Shoshone River, Powell is proud to be a college town and home to Northwest College's well-groomed, 124-acre main campus. Our 58 buildings include five residence halls and 80 apartments for nearly 900 students and families. Nearby are the Equine Center, Stock Agricultural Pavilion, rodeo arena, an observatory, and West Campus, where the Center for Training and Development and Adult Education programs reside. Fifty miles to the west is the college's 36-acre mountain field station, surrounded by a national forest adjacent to spectacular Sunlight Basin.
Powell is a clean, safe community with a population of 6,393. Its economy is based upon oil, irrigated farming, livestock/ranching, tourism, and agriculture support services.
The college's total annual budget of $34,579,124 (FY12) is funded primarily by a mil levy in its tax district of Park County and by state appropriations. The institution is fiscally solvent.
Northwest's mission and success are enhanced by strong community support, a 46-year-old private nonprofit foundation ($25.6 million total assets, long-standing annual and planned giving programs), and an active, 24-year-old alumni association.