Norwalk Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,984
1.84% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,321
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
14.8%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
5,083
33.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
12.6%
79 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 679 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Norwalk Community College. 63.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (247 degrees), 1.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (243 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Norwalk 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 Norwalk 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 $7,321.

In 2019, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 2% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,984
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Norwalk Community College was $3,984. The cost of tuition at Norwalk 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

$7,321
2019 Value
5.91%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Norwalk Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,321. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Norwalk Community College grew by 5.91%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,755
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Norwalk Community College was of $8,755 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change 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

45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
2%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Norwalk Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 8.16% with respect to 2018, when 49% 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.
14.8%
2017 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Norwalk Community College was 14.8%, which represents 9 out of the 61 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

Norwalk Community College has a total enrollment of 5,083 students. The full-time enrollment at Norwalk Community College is 1,681 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,402. This means that 33.1% of students enrolled at Norwalk Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Norwalk Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.3% Hispanic or Latino, 32.9% White, 15.1% Black or African American, 4.84% Asian, 2.05% Two or More Races, 0.216% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.197% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Norwalk Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (23.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19.1%) and White Male (17.7%). 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

33.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Norwalk Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,083 students. The full-time enrollment at Norwalk Community College is 1,681 and the part-time enrollment is 3,402. This means that 33.1% of students enrolled at Norwalk Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
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 Norwalk Community College was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Norwalk Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,048
  2. White
    1,671
  3. Black or African American
    768

The enrolled student population at Norwalk Community College is 40.3% Hispanic or Latino, 32.9% White, 15.1% Black or African American, 4.84% Asian, 2.05% Two or More Races, 0.216% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.197% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 126 students (2.48%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 181 more women than men received degrees from Norwalk Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Norwalk Community College is hispanic or latino (247 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (243 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Norwalk Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (242 degrees awarded), Protective Services (40 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (17 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 Norwalk Community College are Other managers (162,076 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (144,220 people), Police officers (141,041 people), Graphic designers (99,209 people), and Postsecondary teachers (76,191 people).

The most specialized majors at Norwalk Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (242 degrees awarded), Protective Services (40 degrees), Engineering Technologies (17 degrees), Legal (11 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (27 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 Norwalk Community College are Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Norwalk Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (242 degrees awarded), Protective Services (40 degrees), Engineering Technologies (17 degrees), Legal (11 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (27 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 Norwalk Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (352,660 people), Elementary & secondary schools (331,778 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (181,473 people), Computer Systems Design (126,297 people), and Construction (101,637 people).

The most specialized majors at Norwalk Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (242 degrees awarded), Protective Services (40 degrees), Engineering Technologies (17 degrees), Legal (11 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (27 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 Norwalk 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 Norwalk Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

249
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
430
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 249 degrees were awarded to men at Norwalk Community College, which is 0.579 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (430).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 69 degrees were awarded to men at Norwalk Community College in General Studies, which is 0.611 times less than the 113 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 113 degrees were awarded to women at Norwalk Community College in General Studies, which is 1.64 times more than the 69 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

3%
100% Completion Time
13%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 3% of students graduating from Norwalk Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 13% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 20% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Norwalk Community College is Female and Asian (33.3% 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, 5.06% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    247 degrees awarded
  2. White
    243 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    114 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Norwalk Community College is hispanic or latino (247 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (243 degrees).

3.39% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    162 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    143 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Norwalk Community College is hispanic or latino female (162 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (143 degrees).

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Operations

Norwalk Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $26M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $197k (0.757%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Norwalk Community College had a total salary expenditure of $54.3M. Norwalk Community College employs 62 Professors, 8 Associate professors, and 7 Lecturers. Most academics at Norwalk Community College are Male Professors (32), Female Professors(30), and Female Lecturers (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Norwalk Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 45 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 25 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$26M
2019 Endowment
61.1%
growth from 2018

Norwalk Community College has an endowment valued at about $26M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Norwalk Community College grew 61.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.7M higher 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. $1.38M - Federal
  2. $1.14M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Norwalk Community College received $1.38M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.14M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$25.3M
2019 Salaries
5.91%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Norwalk Community College paid a median of $25.3M in salaries, which represents 46.6% of their overall expenditure ($54.3M) and a 5.91% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.247% decline from 2017 and a 4.89% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$7.47M
Instructional Salaries
88
Number of Employees

In 2019, Norwalk Community College paid a total of $7.47M to 88 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.6% 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
62 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Norwalk Community College were Professor with 62 employees; Associate professor with 8 employees; and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Norwalk Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 45 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Norwalk Community College was Male Professor with 32 employees, Female Professor with 30 employees, and Female Lecturer with 6 employees.

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

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