Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Tel: (860)738-6300
1,658 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 1,658 students (28% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 39%.
Northwestern Connecticut Community College is the only community colleges within Litchfield County, CT.
The nearest community college is Sanford-Brown College-Farmington (18.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,658 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 60% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,658 students
1,360 students
# Full-Time Students
464 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 1,194 students
1,014 students
% American Indian/Alaskan -
1%
% Asian 1%
2%
% Hawaiian 1%
1%
% Hispanic 8%
7%
% Black 2%
11%
% White 87%
66%
% Two or more races 1%
2%
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
0.44

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,598 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,756 is more than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,598 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,756 $10,175
Source: 2012 (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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