Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Tel: (860)738-6300
1,614 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
Northwestern Connecticut Community College serves 1,614 students (26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 46%.
Northwestern Connecticut Community College is the only community colleges within Litchfield County, CT.
The nearest community college is Tunxis Community College (17.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
Northwestern Connecticut Community College (CT) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 58 staff 71 staff
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 1,614 has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has declined by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,614 students 2,384 students
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1 23:1
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 423 students 971 students
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,191 students 1,843 students
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Enrollment Breakdown CT All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
5%
16%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
1%
13%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
91%
54%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
2%
12%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Ethnicity Breakdown CT All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.17 0.65
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,598 is equal to the state average of $3,598. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,756 is more than the state average of $10,754. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,598 $3,598
Northwestern Connecticut Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,756 $10,754
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 59% 78%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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 $3,598 per year for in-state students and $10,754 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,400 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 66%. 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 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is Capital Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.