Northwest State Community College

NSCC is a public two-year college that is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This accreditation allows the College to offer degree and certificate programs in the fields of arts & sciencesallied health & public servicesbusiness technologiesindustrial technologiesmath, science & engineering technologies and nursing.

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

Mission, Vision & Values

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.

Northwest State Community College will be an innovative leader in education and training, a first-choice institution that empowers individuals and communities to achieve a sustainable quality of life.

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

Learning: 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.

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

NSCC History

Northwest State Community College was founded when the Ohio Board of Regents approved the formation of Four County Technical Institute in 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.

For more information on non-discrimination please click here.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit the Office for Civil Rights website. For the address and phone number of the office that serves our area, or call 1.800.421.3481.


NSCC is an HLC-accredited institution. For more information, contact:

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

Public Records Policy

All requests for public records should be directed to:

Records Custodian, c/o Business Office
Northwest State Community College, Room C107
22600 State Route 34
Archbold, OH 43502

The records custodian may also be reached by phone at 419.267.5511. The records custodian will distribute the request to the proper NSCC Office and coordinate the response to the requester. View the full public records policy.