Northwest Community College was created by an act of the state legislature in 1976,
when the college first began offering classes.
In 1987, the college became a branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and was renamed UAF Northwest Campus. Though now affiliated with a preeminent research institution, Northwest Campus maintains its community college mission: to provide excellent opportunities for academic, vocational and community education to the people of the Bering Strait region.
Northwest Campus provides excellent opportunities for academic, vocational, and community education to the Bering Strait region.