Norwalk Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,816

2.58% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,772

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12.5%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

5,836

35.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

9.72%

65 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 2017, 670 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Norwalk Community College. 63% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (282 degrees), 1.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (211 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Norwalk 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 Norwalk 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 $7,772.

In 2017, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 1% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,816

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Norwalk Community College was $3,816. The cost of tuition at Norwalk 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

$7,772

2017 Value

3.95%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Norwalk Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,772. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Norwalk Community College grew by 3.95%.

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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 2017. 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 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

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

1%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Norwalk Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.22% with respect to 2016, when 45% 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.

12.5%

2016 Default Rate

4

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Norwalk Community College was 12.5%, which represents 4 out of the 32 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 5,836 students. The full-time enrollment at Norwalk Community College is 2,054 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,782. This means that 35.2% of students enrolled at Norwalk Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Norwalk Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.8% Hispanic or Latino, 34.4% White, 16.8% Black or African American, 4.2% Asian, 1.64% Two or More Races, 0.137% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.137% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Norwalk Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (21.1%), followed by White Male (18%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (17.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Norwalk Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,836 students. The full-time enrollment at Norwalk Community College is 2,054 and the part-time enrollment is 3,782. This means that 35.2% of students enrolled at Norwalk Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

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 Norwalk Community College was 66%. 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

    2,149

  2. White

    2,006

  3. Black or African American

    979

The enrolled student population at Norwalk Community College is 36.8% Hispanic or Latino, 34.4% White, 16.8% Black or African American, 4.2% Asian, 1.64% Two or More Races, 0.137% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.137% 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.

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, 217 students (3.72%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 174 more women than men received degrees from Norwalk Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Norwalk Community College are white (282 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (211 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 (207 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (28 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 Software developers (434,091 people), Other managers (179,824 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (179,413 people), Computer occupations, all other (135,599 people), and Computer programmers (115,116 people).

The most specialized majors at Norwalk Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (207 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (28 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (30 degrees), and Legal (12 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 Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Norwalk Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (207 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (28 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (30 degrees), and Legal (12 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Norwalk Community College are Computer Systems Design (528,350 people), Elementary & secondary schools (319,626 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (213,008 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (119,150 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (108,773 people).

The most specialized majors at Norwalk Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (207 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (28 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (30 degrees), and Legal (12 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 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 Norwalk Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 248

  2. 422

In 2017, 248 degrees were awarded to men at Norwalk Community College, which is 0.588 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (422).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Norwalk Community College in General Studies, which is 0.615 times less than the 91 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 91 degrees were awarded to women at Norwalk Community College in General Studies, which is 1.63 times more than the 56 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

2%

100% Completion Time

12%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 2% of students graduating from Norwalk Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 12% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 19% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (20%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Norwalk Community College is Female and White (20% 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, 4.62% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    282 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    211 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Norwalk Community College is white (282 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (211 degrees).

7.31% of degree recipients (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    174 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    133 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Norwalk Community College is white female (174 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (133 degrees).

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Operations

Norwalk Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $16.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $51.7k (0.316%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Norwalk Community College had a total salary expenditure of $54.4M. Norwalk Community College employs 64 Professors, 11 Assistant professors, and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at Norwalk Community College are Female Professors (33), Male Professors(31), and Female Associate professors (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 59 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$16.4M

2017 Endowment

0.288%

growth from 2016

Norwalk Community College has an endowment valued at about $16.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Norwalk Community College grew 0.288% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.7M 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. $1.02M - Federal

  2. $1.38M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Norwalk Community College received $1.02M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.38M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$26.9M

2017 Salaries

4.89%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Norwalk Community College paid a median of $26.9M in salaries, which represents 49.5% of their overall expenditure ($54.4M) and a 4.89% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.42% growth from 2015 and a 3.65% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$7.23M

Instructional Salaries

91

Number of Employees

In 2017, Norwalk Community College paid a total of $7.23M to 91 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.8% 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

64 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

59 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Norwalk Community College were Professor with 64 employees; Assistant professor with 11 employees; and Assistant professor with 10 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Norwalk Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 59 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Norwalk Community College was Female Professor with 33 employees, Male Professor with 31 employees, and Female Associate professor with 6 employees.

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

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