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Northwestern Connecticut Community College: Narrative Description


Park Place East
Winsted, CT 06098-1798
Tel: (860)738-6300; Admissions: (860)738-6329; Fax: (860)379-4465; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Connecticut Community-Technical College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 5-acre small town campus with easy access to Hartford. Total enrollment: 1,543. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 361 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 510 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 1,033 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 37% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Retention: 60% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for physical therapy assistant, drug and alcohol counseling programs. Option: deferred admission. Placement: ACCUPLACER required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2406 full-time, $141.25 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7178 full-time, $413.75 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Ski Club, Student Senate, Deaf Club, Recreation Club, Early Childhood Educational Club. Campus security: evening security patrols. College housing not available. Northwestern Connecticut Community-Technical College Learning Center with 37,666 books, 2,848 microform titles, 267 serials, 1,599 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population 11,500. Winsted is a suburban community with a temperate climate. It has shopping areas, library, churches, and a YMCA. Airport facilities are 30 miles away, but easy to reach. Recreational facilities are good, including excellent fishing in surrounding areas, boating on Highland Lake, and winter sports at Sundown ski area about three miles southeast.

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