Going to a four-year college straight out of high school isn’t for everyone. Some students are unsure what they want, others can’t afford the huge tuition. Here are seven reasons for choosing Norwalk Community College, according to spokesman for the college:
1. Quality education
NCC is one of the Best Community Colleges in the U.S. It is ranked second nationwide for Lowest Student Loan Default Rate and third nationwide for Best Career Outcomes by WalletHub.com’s 2016 Best and Worst Community Colleges study. NCC offers 60 Degree and Certificate programs, including career training options and an Honors Program for outstanding students.
2. Start here, transfer anywhere
NCC can be a low-cost stepping stone to a bigger name college. NCC graduates are accepted to competitive colleges including Harvard, Yale, UConn, and Georgetown.
NCC tuition is $4,200 annually and financial aid and grants are available. The NCC Foundation provides $1 million in scholarships annually, including the LEAP transfer scholarship. By completing your first two years at NCC and transferring, you could save $130,000 on your education.
4. Active student life
NCC has 50 student clubs and organizations. There’s something fun for everyone. Take your pick of social events, performances, concerts, the Spring Fling fair, and trips.
5. Excellent facilities
NCC has superbly equipped science, computer and language laboratories. Students learn in unique facilities like NCC’s Hospital Simulation Unit, Culinary Arts complex and FAB Lab for 3-D printing.
6. Outstanding faculty
NCC professors are scholars and workforce experts who relish teaching in small classes and getting to know their students. Many have doctorates from institutions including M.I.T. and Columbia.
7. School-Life balance
NCC offers day, evening, and online classes, making it easier for nontraditional students like parents and returning learners to balance college with family and career obligations. Fall classes start August 29. For information, visit norwalk.edu.