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 stayed relatively flat 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
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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 grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,614 students2,814 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:122:1
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# Full-Time Students423 students971 students
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# Part-Time Students1,191 students1,843 students
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% Asian
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3%
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% Hispanic
5%
16%
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% Black
1%
13%
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% White
91%
53%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
12%
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Diversity Score0.170.66
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College Completion Rate
13%
13%
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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 $5,238. 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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,558$15,449
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid59%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,425$5,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$2,400$4,400
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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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