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 1,614 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 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.
  • Northwestern Connecticut Community College is the only community colleges within Litchfield County, CT.
  • The nearest community college to Northwestern Connecticut Community College is Tunxis Community College (17.5 miles away).

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 grown by 20% over five years.
Northwestern Connecticut Community College(CT) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty58 staff71 staff
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Northwestern Connecticut Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Northwestern Connecticut Community College diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has declined by 27% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,614 students2,814 students
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio28:122:1
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students423 students971 students
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,191 students1,843 students
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Enrollment Breakdown CT All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
-
3%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
5%
16%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
1%
13%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
91%
53%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
2%
12%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Ethnicity Breakdown CT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.170.66
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
13%
13%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,600$35,100
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,866 is less than the state average of $5,238. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,558 is less than the state average of $15,449. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,866$5,238
Northwestern Connecticut Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,558$15,449
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid59%78%
Northwestern Connecticut Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$4,425$5,500
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$2,400$4,400
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2015)
Source: 2016 (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 (17.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 4,193 students | 17.50 Mi271 Scott Swamp Road
    Farmington CT  06032
    (860)255-3500
    17.504,193
  • 715 students | 21.40 Mi2279 Mount Vernon Road
    Southington CT  06489
    (860)628-4751
    21.40715
  • 4,075 students | 22.60 Mi950 Main Street
    Hartford CT  06103
    (860)906-5000
    22.604,075
  • Goodwin College
    Private, non-profit
    3,440 students | 24.80 MiOne Riverside Drive
    East Hartford CT  06118
    (860)528-4111
    24.803,440
  • 2,384 students | 25.30 Mi99 East Main Street
    Waterbury CT  06702
    (860)486-2000
    25.302,384
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Did You Know?
For Connecticut public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,238 per year for in-state students and $15,449 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,380 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 score of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is Capital Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.