Northwestern Connecticut Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,984
1.84% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,967
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.41%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
1,308
32.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
24.3%
37 Graduates

About

Northwestern Connecticut Community College is a higher education institution located in Litchfield County, CT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwestern Connecticut Community College were .

In 2019, 215 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwestern Connecticut Community College. 77.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (165 degrees), 7.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is $3,984, which is $−3,840 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is $3,984, which is $−3,840 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,967.

In 2019, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 7% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,984
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Northwestern Connecticut Community College was $3,984. The cost of tuition at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is $−3,840 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,967
2019 Value
1.82%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Northwestern Connecticut Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,967. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Northwestern Connecticut Community College grew by 1.82%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,944
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwestern Connecticut Community College was of $7,944 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 5.25% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
7%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Northwestern Connecticut Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 71.4% with respect to 2018, when 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.41%
2017 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Northwestern Connecticut Community College was 5.41%, which represents 2 out of the 37 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Northwestern Connecticut Community College has a total enrollment of 1,308 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is 429 students and the part-time enrollment is 879. This means that 32.8% of students enrolled at Northwestern Connecticut Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.3% White, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.52% Black or African American, 1.99% Asian, 1.99% Two or More Races, 0.229% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.8%), followed by White Male (30.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.32%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,308 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is 429 and the part-time enrollment is 879. This means that 32.8% of students enrolled at Northwestern Connecticut Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northwestern Connecticut Community College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Northwestern Connecticut Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    985
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    173
  3. Black or African American
    46

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is 75.3% White, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.52% Black or African American, 1.99% Asian, 1.99% Two or More Races, 0.229% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 47 students (3.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 117 more women than men received degrees from Northwestern Connecticut Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is white (165 degrees awarded). There were 7.86 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (4 degrees), and Health (104 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Connecticut Community College are Registered nurses (1,393,945 people), Other managers (197,513 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (155,143 people), Postsecondary teachers (153,262 people), and Medical & health services managers (153,042 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Connecticut Community College are Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (4 degrees), Health (104 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (15 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (8 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Connecticut Community College are Surgeons, Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Connecticut Community College are Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (4 degrees), Health (104 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (15 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (8 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Connecticut Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,506,214 people), Elementary & secondary schools (461,955 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (314,786 people), Outpatient care centers (243,251 people), and Offices of physicians (235,986 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Connecticut Community College are Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (4 degrees), Health (104 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (15 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (8 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northwestern Connecticut Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwestern Connecticut Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

49
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
166
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, which is 0.295 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (166).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 9 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.643 times less than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 28 degrees were awarded to women at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 9.33 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
24%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 9% of students graduating from Northwestern Connecticut Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.7% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    165 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is white (165 degrees awarded). There were 7.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

5.58% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    129 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    36 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is white female (129 degrees awarded). There were 3.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (36 degrees).

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Operations

Northwestern Connecticut Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.21M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $37.3k (3.07%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Northwestern Connecticut Community College had a total salary expenditure of $18.6M. Northwestern Connecticut Community College employs 14 Professors, 7 Associate professors, and 6 Assistant professors. Most academics at Northwestern Connecticut Community College are Female Professors (10), Female Associate professors(5), and Male Professors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Connecticut Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 21 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 10 employees, and Management with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.21M
2019 Endowment
2.3%
growth from 2018

Northwestern Connecticut Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.21M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwestern Connecticut Community College grew 2.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.09M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $724k - Federal
  2. $241k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Northwestern Connecticut Community College received $724k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $241k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.23M
2019 Salaries
6.8%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Northwestern Connecticut Community College paid a median of $8.23M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($18.6M) and a 6.8% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.2% decline from 2017 and a 0.267% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.31M
Instructional Salaries
28
Number of Employees

In 2019, Northwestern Connecticut Community College paid a total of $2.31M to 28 employees working as instructors, which represents 28% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
14 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
21 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwestern Connecticut Community College were Professor with 14 employees; Associate professor with 7 employees; and Associate professor with 6 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Connecticut Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees; and Management with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwestern Connecticut Community College was Female Professor with 10 employees, Female Associate professor with 5 employees, and Male Professor with 4 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

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