Jun 21, 2024  
2022 Catalog 
2022 Catalog

A Message From The CEO

Welcome to Norwalk Community College (NCC), the first public, two-year college in Connecticut.

As one of the 17 colleges in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system, NCC takes great pride in providing lifelong learning opportunities. NCC offers more than 70 academic programs and countless credit and non-credit courses leading to transfer, employment, and lifelong learning.

The college also provides extensive student support services to help every student succeed- from scholarships and financial aid, to career counseling and course advising, as well as child care, tutoring, mentoring, internships, and much more.

NCC is also a multicultural campus with a diverse student body. Our students come from 58 countries and speak 72 different languages. NCC students range in age from 15 to 90. NCC is enriched by a wide range of cultural, geographic, socioeconomic, racial and social perspectives.

NCC has received many notable achievements throughout its time. In 2022, the college was recognized as #1 Best Online College and #8 Best Community College in Connecticut by Insider.com. EdSmart.org, a nationally recognized publisher, named NCC as one of the Best Colleges in Connecticut in 2020. NCC was honored at the White House in 2017 as a White House Healthy Campus for its efforts in promoting healthy lifestyles and affordable health care. NCC is ranked second nationwide in Lowest Student Default Rate, and third nationwide in Best Career Outcomes, by WalletHub.com’s “2016 Best and Worst Community Colleges” study.  A review of the nation’s Top Online Colleges 2016 by OnlineColleges.com ranks NCC second in Connecticut and in the top 15th percentile of colleges nationwide in online learning.

NCC has also worked to help serve and uplift underprivileged students in our community through a number of ways. In 2020, NCC was one of 11 minority-serving community colleges selected to participate in NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS). This program is designed to engage students in STEM programs to promote diversity and inclusion within these fields. In addition, NCAS will increase involvement in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics careers by introducing NASA’s evidence-based NCAS model on their campus. Beginning in Spring 2021, the UPLIFT program was created to reduce the systemic challenges men of color (MOC) face within our community. Since its inception, UPLIFT has helped 4 students graduate during Spring 2021, with another 2 students graduating in December 2021.

NCC is also home to an outstanding Child Development Laboratory School, which features year-round activities and summer academic camps for children; the school is part of the Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) Division, offering workforce and personal enrichment educational opportunities. The CEWD Division also includes the Lifetime Learners Institute which is one of the largest groups of active seniors in retirement in the country.

The College has a rich campus life, with many events, clubs and activities. Many of our students aspire to be a part of Alpha Iota Nu, our award-winning chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society for two-year colleges.  Similarly, we offer an outstanding Honors Program and Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) courses which will challenge your intellect and broaden your horizons. NCC also has more than 40 student clubs and organizations; a great way to make new friends and develop new interests.

Whatever brings you to NCC, whether it is the desire to earn an Associate Degree and transfer to a baccalaureate institution, earn a marketable career credential, or simply take courses for personal enjoyment, we have the tools necessary to help you succeed.


Cheryl C. De Vonish, J.D. 
Chief Executive Officer