• Norwalk Community College is a leader and partner in the academic, economic and cultural life of Southwest Fairfield County, providing comprehensive, accessible, innovative and affordable learning to diverse populations.

School Highlights

Norwalk Community College serves 5,083 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 55%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,083 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,866
  • Out-state tuition: $11,558
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 67%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 293 teachers has grown by 45% over five years.
Norwalk Community College
(CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
293 staff
154 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Norwalk Community College has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The Norwalk Community College diversity score of 0.70 is equal to the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,083 students
2,288 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,681 students
712 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,402 students
1,576 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Norwalk Community College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
90 students
% Asian
5%
4%
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% Hispanic
40%
26%
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% Black
15%
17%
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% White
33%
45%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score
0.70
0.70
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College Completion Rate
13%
15%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,300
$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 7% 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 7% 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
71%
75%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,110
$7,350
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Norwalk Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,689
$4,666
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Norwalk Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
91%
SAT Reading
n/a
500
SAT Math
n/a
510
ACT Composite
n/a
23
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Norwalk Community College is a leader and partner in the academic, economic and cultural life of Southwest Fairfield County, providing comprehensive, accessible, innovative and affordable learning to diverse populations. We offer nearly a thousand credit and non-credit courses, which can be taken in pursuit of a degree, certificate or certification, or for personal and professional enrichment. The College also offers child care for infants and toddlers through its Child Development Lab School, a weekend “jump start” program for people wishing to finish their undergraduate degrees and a College for Kids program for elementary and secondary school students. Our academic programs prepare students for ready transfer to many baccalaureate institutions, and our Lifetime Learners Institute is one of the largest groups of active seniors in retirement in the country. As a high-technology training center and learning institution from which students can either enter the workforce or proceed to four-year colleges, NCC possesses an outstanding physical plant and modern, up-to-date facilities. We believe in providing students with hands-on experience in a variety of real-world settings, all of which have been faithfully replicated at the College. From computer labs to electrical engineering laboratories, fine arts and graphic design studios to television studios, culinary arts kitchens to hospitality suites, NCC has the latest and most modern class environments in which to learn. NCC has a full range of athletic facilities, including a gymnasium, a fitness center and an aerobic workout center - The Panthers' Den. With separate Men's and Women's locker rooms and shower facilities, NCC's athletic department helps students maintain their physical well-being while they develop their minds.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,083 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,866
  • Out-state tuition: $11,558
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 67%
  • Source: Verified school update

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