Northwestern Connecticut Community College
- 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.
- The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Northwestern Connecticut Community College||(CT) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||58 staff||71 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,614 students||2,814 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||28:1||22:1|
|# Full-Time Students||423 students||971 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,191 students||1,843 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$27,600||$35,100|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Northwestern Connecticut Community College is Tunxis Community College (17.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 4,193 students | 17.50 Mi271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington,  CT  06032
- 715 students | 21.40 Mi2279 Mount Vernon Road
Southington,  CT  06489
- 4,075 students | 22.60 Mi950 Main Street
Hartford,  CT  06103
- 3,440 students | 24.80 MiOne Riverside Drive
East Hartford,  CT  06118
- 2,384 students | 25.30 Mi99 East Main Street
Waterbury,  CT  06702
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.