Grantee Profile

Grantee Profile: Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Winsted, CT. Photo credit: Duc Tinh

Northwestern Connecticut Community College is a two-year coeducational institution, one of twelve community colleges in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system.  

 The mission of Northwestern Connecticut Community College is to inspire learning through accessible, high quality education.  Northwestern is devoted to enriching lives by meeting individual and community needs in a supportive environment, while facilitating and providing access to lifelong learning opportunities. 

 Northwestern's student body is made up of many first-time, first-generation college students and a substantial number of non-traditional students. The full-time and part-time student population was 1,219 in the Spring of 2022. Most of the students are preparing for careers or for transfer to four-year colleges.  Many work part- time to pay for their college expenses.  Seventy percent of the students at the college are enrolled in part-time study – some as candidates for degrees, others for professional advancement.  

 Northwestern offers approximately thirty degree programs and twenty certificate programs.  The top five degrees awarded are Nursing, General Studies, Veterinary Technology, Liberal Arts and Science, and Criminal Justice. The most common public transfer destinations are the University of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University, Western Connecticut State University, and Southern Connecticut State University. The most common private destinations are the University of Saint Joseph and University of Hartford.  

 The college faculty and staff at all levels are invested in NCCC; they are united in serving students and share a long history of engaged, active involvement in campus affairs. The culture is strongly supportive of students, dedicated to raising student expectations and helping students fulfill and exceed their goals.

 For more information about Northwestern CT Community College, please visit:

Learning Resource Center on NCCC

Learning Resource Center on NCCC Campus

Class in session

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NCCC students

All photos by Duc Tinh