Norwalk Community College

  • 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 5,413 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the state community college average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 53%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 193 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Norwalk Community College(CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty193 staff154 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Norwalk Community College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The Norwalk Community College diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,413 students3,023 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:119:1
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# Full-Time Students1,737 students654 students
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# Part-Time Students3,676 students2,369 students
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% Asian
5%
4%
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% Hispanic
35%
23%
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% Black
16%
17%
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% White
36%
47%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.720.69
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College Completion Rate
10%
17%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,300$35,100
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,866 is less than the state average of $3,995. 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 $11,928. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,866$3,995
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,558$11,928
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,750$7,897
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Norwalk Community College is Housatonic Community College (14.3 miles away).
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