About NCC

There are dozens of colleges in Connecticut from which to choose. We believe that NCC may be the best place to start, or finish your search.


Norwalk Community College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), which is one of seven regional higher education accrediting bodies in the United States. It is a voluntary, non-profit, self-governing organization recognized by the Department of Education as an authority of quality in higher education having as its primary purpose the accreditation of educational institutions.

View Norwalk Community College’s latest report to NECHE. (PDF)

High School Graduates

Not sure where to go next? Norwalk Community College is a great place to start your college career. If you don’t know what type of job you want later, NCC is the place to find out. If you are not sure if college is for you, NCC can help you decide. Our faculty is here to teach students, not to worry about getting published. Our teachers teach. And our students learn. Once you find out how much fun some courses can be, you may decide to go on to a full four-year college. That’s cool, NCC credits are fully transferable. You can start here and finish somewhere else.

Job Training

At NCC we take a hands-on approach to learning. You’ll learn the theories behind your chosen field, as well as have the opportunity to put them into practice. In our classrooms, you will work with computers loaded with the latest software, and you will develop film in our photography labs, hone your artistic talents in our graphic design and art studios, learn to speak another language in our language labs, produce live shows in our television studio, and prepare fine food in our culinary arts kitchens and hospitality suites.

And we can help you earn course credit while working in the “real world” to see if your chosen course of study fits your needs and dreams. At NCC, we let you put your education to work.

Further Education

This is the 21st Century, and technology is moving quickly. Many of our students have attended college before, but have found that their skills need to be updated in this fast-changing world. Whether you are looking to add a degree or learn new skills that can help with an existing career or hobby, NCC has what you are looking for.


NCC is small enough (about 6,500 students) for you to get to know your teachers and other students. Your faculty advisor and teachers will be available to give you the personal attention that can make your learning fun and your goals attainable. At NCC, you won’t get lost in the crowd.


NCC may represent your best “bang-for-the-buck” in Connecticut. Our courses are priced affordably, giving you access to state-of-the-art facilities, experienced teachers and a friendly environment in which to learn. This is especially important if you are still checking things out in an attempt to find the career or major that works best for you. A full year at NCC will cost you less than just a term will somewhere else.

We Keep Good Company

What do actor Nick Nolte, news anchor Brian Williams and former U.S Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick have in common?

They all went to a community college.

Connecticut’s Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele is a graduate of Norwalk Community College. Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia and major league baseball pitcher Erik Bedard went to NCC, too.

Many successful and famous people have graduated from community colleges.