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.

School Highlights

Northwestern Connecticut Community College serves 1,299 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the state community college average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 53%.

Top Placements

Northwestern Connecticut Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Connecticut for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Northwestern Connecticut Community College(CT) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty58 staff105 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Northwestern Connecticut Community College has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
The Northwestern Connecticut Community College diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 148% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,299 students2,547 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:119:1
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# Full-Time Students379 students769 students
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# Part-Time Students920 students1,662 students
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% Asian
2%
4%
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% Hispanic
9%
23%
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% Black
2%
17%
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% White
75%
47%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.420.69
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College Completion Rate
23%
17%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,600$35,100
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,866 is less than the state average of $5,329. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,558 is less than the state average of $15,711. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,866$5,329
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,558$15,711
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid59%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,205$7,897
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,000$4,500
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Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Northwestern Connecticut Community College is Tunxis Community College (17.7 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Connecticut public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,329 per year for in-state students and $15,711 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,401 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Connecticut community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is Capital Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.