Norwalk Community College, located in Norwalk, Connecticut, was founded in 1961 as two institutions, Norwalk Community College and Norwalk State Technical College. The two institutions were merged in 1992, becoming Norwalk Community-Technical College. The “Technical” was removed from the name in 1999 when the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Community-Technical College voted to refer to all schools in the system as community college. The school is the second largest of the 12 colleges that comprise the system and serves approximately 6000 students annually.
Norwalk Community College offers a large variety of programs aimed at meeting the needs of its student population. Students interested in academic transfer will complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by submitting applications for transfer to four year institutions in order to complete the final two years and earn one's bachelor's degree. Transfer to a Connecticut public institution is made easier through agreements in place that allow for ease of admission. Individuals interested in transfer to out of state or private institutions should meet with a counselor to develop a curriculum that best meets the varying admissions requirements of such schools.
Career training programs prepare individuals for entry into the workforce as qualified professionals through skill development and education. Individuals will take traditional classroom courses alongside practical courses that help develop skills and perfect methods and techniques used in the field. A program will take between one and two years to complete, resulting a degree or certificate that demonstrates competency, assisting in the pursuit of employment at the entry level.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Norwalk Community College is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that allows any individuals wishing to enroll to do so assuming they meet the minimum requirements for admission (being 18 years of age or older or having a high school diploma or equivalent). Individuals will submit an application, for admissions, supply transcripts and test scores and pay all accrued fees. In addition, students may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. The school also suggests meeting with a counselor to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school to determine the extent of a student's financial needs and aid program eligibility when constructing a financial aid packet. Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year. Students may be chosen at random to provide additional tax and financial information to be compared to the FAFSA prior to the disbursement of funds. Such actions are taken due to new federal regulations that govern the disbursement of financial aid.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $3,600-$4,300
- Out-of-State: $11,000-$12,960
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $150-$180 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $450-$540 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||69%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||69%||$4,984|
|Receiving Student Loans||1%||$3,150|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Norwalk Community College may provide student services like:
- Online course work available
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Fairfield County and the community colleges in Connecticut as a whole.
|Norwalk Community College||Fairfield County||Connecticut|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1973)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Connecticut
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Norwalk Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Norwalk Community College.
- Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT (14 miles away)
- SUNY Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY (18 miles away)
- Gateway Community College - New Haven in New Haven, CT (30 miles away)
- Rockland Community College in Suffern, NY (33 miles away)
- Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ (35 miles away)