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Wednesday August 24, 2016

Northwestern is Highest Ranked Community College in Connecticut

August 24, 2016 – WINSTED, CT – In a just released report by the website WalletHub, Northwestern Connecticut Community College (62nd) is the highest ranked Connecticut Community College of the 821institutions included in the results of the analysis, “2016 Best & Worst Community Colleges.”  Additionally, Connecticut State Community Colleges were ranked ninth best among state systems.

 Dr. Michael Rooke, President of Northwestern Connecticut Community College, declared, “This is good news that speaks to the dedication of the NCCC faculty and staff.”  

 In order to determine the best community colleges in the US, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 821 colleges across 3 key measurements, including educational outcomes, cost and financing and career outcomes.  The researchers stated that they were unable to include all member schools of the American Association of Community Colleges due to data limitations.  The data used to create the rankings were collected from the National Center for Education Statistics, Council for Community and Economic Research and College Measures.

 Besides NCCC, the other Connecticut State Community Colleges that were included in the survey were Gateway Community College, ranked 92nd, Manchester Community College, ranked 168th, Norwalk Community College, ranked 205th, and Housatonic Community College, which was ranked 642nd.


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