Naugatuck Valley Community College

750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708-3089
Tel: (203)575-8040
7,102 students
Public institution
Naugatuck Valley Community College offers quality, affordable education and training in response to evolving community needs by providing opportunities to individuals and organizations to develop their potential.
School Highlights
Naugatuck Valley Community College serves 7,102 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 46%.
Naugatuck Valley Community College is one of 3 community colleges within New Haven County, CT.
The nearest community college is University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus (1.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 223 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Naugatuck Valley Community College (CT) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 223 staff 71 staff

Student Body

The student population of 7,102 has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has declined by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,102 students 2,384 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 32:1 23:1
# Full-Time Students 2,370 students 971 students
# Part-Time Students 4,732 students 1,843 students
% Asian
3%
3%
% Hispanic
17%
16%
% Black
7%
13%
% White
67%
54%
% Two or more races
1%
1%
% Unknown races
5%
13%
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.52 0.65

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,618 is more than the state average of $3,598. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,618 is less than the state average of $10,754. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,618 $3,598
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,618 $10,754
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 66% 78%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Naugatuck Valley Community College is a Public, two-year, Associate Degree granting, co-educational, non-residential college. Established in 1962 and renamed in 1992, NVCC is a "community based" college where students are provided opportunities to learn and explore their interests and abilities. Naugatuck Valley Community College operates in close collaboration with the citizens of the region, the Connecticut Departments of Labor and Economic Development, and other Community Development agencies, as well as Secondary School Districts and Public and Independent Institutions of Higher Education, in order to develop and sustain excellent programs which respond to the economic development needs of the state and the short-term and long-range educational needs of individual citizens. The 110 acre campus is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories for general and specialized use. The Learning Resource Center supports the college's mission and academic curricula through its specialized services and diverse collection of materials and online resources. The Student Center supports student activities and offers a game room, and full-service cafeteria. NVCC is home to one of Connecticut's three observatories. Each year hundreds of citizens come to campus to view the "heavens." Over 1,100 networked computers are available for student use. The campus provides cultural programs for the region in the Fine Arts Center which houses two theatres, music and dance studios, video studios, and rehearsal rooms. Convenient, safe, and ample parking is available in parking garages and outdoor lots close to each section of the campus. The College is accreditated by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education. Several special program accreditations including the American Bar Association, National League of Nursing, and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

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Did You Know?
For Connecticut public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,748 per year for in-state students and $13,538 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,468 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 66%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Connecticut community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is Capital Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.