• 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 1,228 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,228 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,866
  • Out-state tuition: $11,558
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 20%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Northwestern Connecticut Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 108 teachers has grown by 86% over five years.
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
(CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
108 staff
154 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Northwestern Connecticut Community College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Northwestern Connecticut Community College diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,228 students
2,354 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
457 students
789 students
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# Part-Time Students
771 students
1,305 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
773 students
318 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
457 students
789 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
13 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
771 students
2,023 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
86 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
485 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
2%
4%
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% Hispanic
10%
21%
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% Black
5%
14%
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% White
80%
53%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.35
0.65
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.1%
3.07%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.38%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$27,600
$34,800
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,866 is less than the state average of $5,329. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% 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 declined by 10% 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 Aid
74%
74%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$4,625
$8,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Northwestern Connecticut Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,466
$4,356
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
91%
SAT Reading
n/a
500
SAT Math
n/a
510
ACT Composite
n/a
23
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Northwestern Connecticut Community College cost?

Northwestern Connecticut Community College's tuition is approximately $3,866 for In-State students and $11,558 for Out-State students.

What schools are Northwestern Connecticut Community College often compared to?

Northwestern Connecticut Community Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like St Vincent's College by visitors of our site.

What is Northwestern Connecticut Community College's ranking?

Northwestern Connecticut Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Connecticut for: Least expensive tuition and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,228 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,866
  • Out-state tuition: $11,558
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 20%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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 $21,887 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Connecticut community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is University of Connecticut-Stamford. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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