Northwest State Community College is a public two-year college that is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This accreditation allows the College to offer degree and certificate programs in the fields of Arts & Sciences, Allied Health & Public Service, Business Technologies, Engineering Technologies, and Nursing. 

The college also offers non-credit classes on over 300 subjects. These courses are offered through Custom Training Solutions, a division of Northwest State, and are delivered in face-to-face classes and with distance learning technology.