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29 August 2022

Connecticut Has Best Community College System in U.S.

Connecticut’s community college system, was ranked No. 1 in the nation by WalletHub

Connecticut’s community college system, was ranked No. 1 in the nation by WalletHub this week, and several of the community colleges ranked among the top 15 in the country in the financial website’s reports on community colleges and state-by-state community college system rankings.

Of the 677 colleges on the list, four Connecticut community colleges ranked in the top 15 nationally:

• Naugatuck Valley Community College (10th Place)
• Northwestern Connecticut Community College (11th Place)
• Manchester Community College (12th Place)
• Capital Community College (15th Place)

The state ranking of colleges is based on an analysis of a WalletHub “2022’s Best & Worst Community Colleges” report released this week at a time of rising inflation and individuals looking for ways to stretch their budgets while increasing educational and career opportunities. More information on the “2022’s Best and Worst Community College Systems” ranking is available here.

To determine where students can receive the best education at the lowest tuition rates, the website compared 677 community colleges nationwide across 19 key indicators of cost and quality. The data set ranges from the cost of in-state tuition and fees to student-faculty ratio and graduation rate. For the state-by-state analysis, WalletHub calculated a weighted average of the scores earned by the community colleges in each state and the number of students enrolled at each college.
Credit registration for the fall 2022 semester is in progress at the 12 Connecticut community colleges, with hundreds of degree options that prepare students for transfer to four-year degrees and transition into the workforce with programs in health care, manufacturing, information technology, early childhood education, business, and more. Most of the colleges also offer English as a second language certificates for non-English speakers looking to start on their path to an associate degree. A variety of class formats are available including on-ground, online and hybrid.

There is still time to apply and register for Connecticut’s free community college program, PACT. Prospective students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, apply and register for classes. The FAFSA can be submitted online at www.fafsa.gov. For more eligibility information and details on PACT, visit ct.edu/pact.

The 12 community colleges in Connecticut are merging in 2023 to become CT State Community College, one of the largest community colleges in the country and largest in New England, dedicated to quality, access and affordability. CT State students will be able to apply once and take classes at any campus. Locations include Asnuntuck (Enfield), Capital (Hartford), Gateway (New Haven and North Haven), Housatonic (Bridgeport), Manchester, Middlesex (Middletown and Meriden), Naugatuck Valley (Waterbury and Danbury), Northwestern (Winsted), Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley (Danielson and Willimantic), Three Rivers (Norwich), and Tunxis (Farmington).
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29 August 2022

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Connecticut’s community college system, was ranked No. 1 in the nation by WalletHub

Connecticut’s community college system, was ranked No. 1 in the nation by WalletHub this week, and several of the community colleges ranked among the top 15 in the country in the financial website’s reports on community colleges and state-by-state community college system rankings.
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Naugatuck Valley Community College wins multiple regional awards 14 April 2022

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2022 Spring Conference of New England Region of Phi Theta Kappa sees NVCC win awards for Honors in Action, Distinguished Chapter and Advisor

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s (NVCC)Alpha Theta Epsilon (ATE) chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society were recognized for leadership and achievement at the New England Regional PTK Spring 2022 conference at Asnuntuck Community College on March 26, 2022. These accolades are a direct result of the unwavering determination of our team members and faculty advisors John Harding and Alan Teitleman.

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This April 30th STEM educational event is free and open to the public.

Naugatuck Valley Community College invites STEM enthusiasts of all ages to its 2nd Annual STEM Festival on Saturday, April 30 from 1 – 4 pm at their Waterbury Campus located at 750 Chase Parkway. The festival, organized by the college’s NViSION scholar program and NVCC STEM Club, will feature live STEM demonstrations by students and faculty, family-friendly STEM activities, music, food, a reptile experience, a bounce obstacle course, tours of the campus grounds, exploration of various species of plants on campus, and lots more fun! 

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