Northwestern Connecticut Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,816

2.58% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$5,289

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.63%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,295

29% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

23%

41 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 2017, 246 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwestern Connecticut Community College. 78% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (213 degrees), 14.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is $3,816, which is $-3,598 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is $3,816, which is $-3,598 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,289.

In 2017, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 3% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,816

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Northwestern Connecticut Community College was $3,816. The cost of tuition at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is $-3,598 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$5,289

2017 Value

3.68%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Northwestern Connecticut Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,289. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Northwestern Connecticut Community College grew by 3.68%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,144

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwestern Connecticut Community College was of $8,144 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.2% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

3%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

41% of undergraduate students at Northwestern Connecticut Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 41% 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.

2.63%

2016 Default Rate

2

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Northwestern Connecticut Community College was 2.63%, which represents 2 out of the 76 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 1,295 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is 375 students and the part-time enrollment is 920. This means that 29% 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 80.7% White, 9.03% Hispanic or Latino, 2.24% Asian, 2.01% Black or African American, 1.85% Two or More Races, 0.232% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.3%), followed by White Male (32.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.27%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,295 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is 375 and the part-time enrollment is 920. This means that 29% of students enrolled at Northwestern Connecticut Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

2017 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 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Northwestern Connecticut Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,045

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    117

  3. Asian

    29

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is 80.7% White, 9.03% Hispanic or Latino, 2.24% Asian, 2.01% Black or African American, 1.85% Two or More Races, 0.232% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.154% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 138 more women than men received degrees from Northwestern Connecticut Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Northwestern Connecticut Community College are white (213 degrees awarded). There were 14.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 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 Cultural & Gender Studies (4 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (7 degrees), and Protective Services (19 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 (1,315,768 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (189,811 people), Medical & health services managers (144,068 people), Other managers (132,139 people), and Pharmacists (130,824 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Connecticut Community College are Cultural & Gender Studies (4 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (7 degrees), Protective Services (19 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (61 degrees), and Health (111 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, Public relations specialists, Sales managers, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Connecticut Community College are Cultural & Gender Studies (4 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (7 degrees), Protective Services (19 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (61 degrees), and Health (111 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 (1,470,972 people), Elementary & secondary schools (444,193 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (328,634 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (231,724 people), and Outpatient care centers (217,570 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Connecticut Community College are Cultural & Gender Studies (4 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (7 degrees), Protective Services (19 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (61 degrees), and Health (111 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees 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

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 54

  2. 192

In 2017, 54 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, which is 0.281 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (192).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.722 times less than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 29 degrees were awarded to women at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 29 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

3%

100% Completion Time

16%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 3% 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, 16% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is Male and Two or More Races (75% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.44% 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

    213 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    15 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is white (213 degrees awarded). There were 14.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

0.813% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    169 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    44 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is white female (169 degrees awarded). There were 3.84 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (44 degrees).

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Operations

Northwestern Connecticut Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.19M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $21k (1.77%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Northwestern Connecticut Community College had a total salary expenditure of $19.1M. Northwestern Connecticut Community College employs 13 Professors, 9 Assistant professors, and 4 Associate professors. Most academics at Northwestern Connecticut Community College are Female Professors (10), Female Assistant professors(7), and Male Professors (3).

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 24 employees, Management, with 10 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.19M

2017 Endowment

0.026%

growth from 2016

Northwestern Connecticut Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.19M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwestern Connecticut Community College grew 0.026% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.47M 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. $621k - Federal

  2. $373k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Northwestern Connecticut Community College received $621k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $373k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.03M

2017 Salaries

0.267%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Northwestern Connecticut Community College paid a median of $9.03M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($19.1M) and a 0.267% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.527% growth from 2015 and a 4.48% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.16M

Instructional Salaries

28

Number of Employees

In 2017, Northwestern Connecticut Community College paid a total of $2.16M to 28 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $7.66M (28%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

13 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

24 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwestern Connecticut Community College were Professor with 13 employees; Assistant professor with 9 employees; and Assistant professor with 4 employees.

In 2017, 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 24 employees; Management with 10 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwestern Connecticut Community College was Female Professor with 10 employees, Female Assistant professor with 7 employees, and Male Professor with 3 employees.

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

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