State Of The College

Dr. Todd Hernandez addresses alumni, faculty, staff, and other guests about the current state of affairs on campus.

NSCC Mission Statement

"To serve by providing access to excellent and affordable education, training, and services that will improve the lives of individuals and strengthen communities."

About NSCC

NSCC is a public two-year college that is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. This accreditation allows the College to offer degree and certificate programs in the fields of arts & sciences; business & public services; nursing & allied health; and STEM and industrial technologies.

The College also offers non-credit classes on over 300 subjects. These courses are offered through Custom Training Solutions, a division of NSCC.


Northwest State Community College will be a leader in education that empowers individuals and communities.



We believe in the power of teamwork, bringing people of diverse backgrounds and communities together to excel.


We believe that honesty, respect, and accountability are the basis of building trust.


We believe that the acquisition and application of knowledge is the key to success, and to that end, we provide access to greater opportunities through education, training, and services.


NSCC History

Northwest State Community College was founded when the Ohio Board of Regents approved the formation of Four County Technical Institute on June 13, 1968. The College offered its first classes one year later. In 1972, the College moved to its current location and was renamed Northwest Technical College. In 1994, Northwest State officially became a community college. This enabled the College to offer Associate of Arts and Associate of Science programs that could easily transfer into a four-year degree program at partnering colleges.

Since that time, the Northwest State campus has continued to grow. Today, the College offers classes at the main campus in Archbold, Ohio, as well as various satellite locations.


Non-Discrimination Policy

Northwest State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, disability, religion or age in its programs or activities.

Virtual Campus Tour

Watch this short video to get better acquainted with the NSCC campus!

Accreditation Information

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