Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Tel: (860)738-6300
1,549 students
Public institution
The mission of Northwestern Connecticut Community College is to inspire learning through accessible, high quality education. Northwestern is devoted to enriching lives by meeting individual and community needs in a supportive environment.
School Highlights:
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Northwestern Connecticut Community College serves 1,549 students (29.50% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
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Northwestern Connecticut Community College is the only community colleges within Litchfield County, CT.
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The nearest community college is Tunxis Community College (17.55 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 59 staff
61 staff
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,549 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 41% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,549 students 1,294 students
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
21:1
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 457 students
822 students
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,092 students
1,025 students
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
2%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
8%
7%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
2%
12%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
85%
57%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
3%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.24 0.53
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,786 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,318 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,786 $5,694
Northwestern Connecticut Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,318 $10,252
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 59%
89%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Founded in 1965 by Winsted residents, Northwestern is one of the first three community colleges in Connecticut. Northwestern offers degree programs, certificate programs and continuing education. We offer a diverse array of credit and non-credit programs ranging from associate degree and certificate programs, to holistic and enrichment classes, as well as cultural activities for the community. Classes are taught and services provided in beautifully renovated, historic buildings along a New England town green. The Center for Student Development includes the Career Resource Library, CHOICES Career Computer, labor market information from the Connecticut Department of Labor, a computer linked to the Internet, brochures and pamphlets on local social services and drug and alcohol issues, and catalogs of area four-year colleges and universities. Northwestern Connecticut Community college is accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through colleges offering post-graduate instruction.

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Did You Know?
For Connecticut public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,004 per year for in-state students and $14,329 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,305 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 62%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Connecticut community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is Housatonic Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.