Northern Virginia Community College

4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, VA 22003
Tel: (703)323-3000
50,059 students
Public institution
Northern Virginia Community College is an open access, comprehensive community college offering two-year associate degrees, one-year certificates, and career studies certificates as well as continuing education and community services programs. NVCC, as one of the 23 colleges comprising the Virginia Community College System, is governed by the Virginia State Board for Community Colleges.
School Highlights:
Northern Virginia Community College serves 50,059 students (39% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 46%.
Northern Virginia Community College is one of 7 community colleges within Fairfax County, VA.
The nearest community college is Columbia College (Fairfax) (2.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,365 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
College Northern Virginia Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 1,365 staff
61 staff
Northern Virginia Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 50,059 has grown by 19% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.75 is more than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment 50,059 students 1,296 students
Northern Virginia Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 19,661 students
814 students
Northern Virginia Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 30,398 students
1,040 students
Northern Virginia Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Northern Virginia Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Northern Virginia Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Northern Virginia Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Northern Virginia Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Northern Virginia Community College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Northern Virginia Community College Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% Two or more races
Northern Virginia Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Northern Virginia Community College Unknown (2008-2013)
% Non Resident races
Northern Virginia Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Northern Virginia Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.75 0.68
Northern Virginia Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,677 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,411 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,677 $5,660
Northern Virginia Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,411 $10,250
Northern Virginia Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) was established in 1964 as Northern Virginia Technical College to serve the eighth planning district. A statewide technical college system was established with 23 regions under legislation enacted by the Virginia General Assembly. In 1966, the College bought 78 acres in Annandale, which became the first of five permanent campus sites. The first building was constructed there and opened in 1967. That same year 100-acre sites were purchased for campuses in Sterling, Manassas, and Woodbridge. In 1969, a campus site was purchased for Alexandria. NVCC offers a wide range of programs meeting standards for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in 4 year colleges and universities. We also offer developmental courses to assist students in developing skills to insure their success at the college, and community service/continuing education courses which serve to meet personal development needs and the needs for business/industry training and retraining. The Annandale Campus offerings include a variety of support classes, programs, and continuing education courses for transfer preparation and workforce partnerships. In addition to the in-class course offerings, our faculty offer a wide range of formats such as: distance learning, evenings, weekend college, and compressed weekends.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Columbia College (Fairfax)
    Private for-profit
    254 students | 2.90 Mi8300 Merrifield Ave 3F
    Fairfax, VA 22031
  • Stratford University
    Private, for profit
    2,849 students | 5.10 Mi7777 Leesburg Pike
    Falls Church, VA 22043
  • 195 students | 5.20 Mi1761 Old Meadow Road
    McLean, VA 22102
  • Medtech Institute
    Private for-profit
    1,295 students | 5.50 Mi6565 Arlington Boulevard
    Falls Church, VA 22042
  • Everest College-McLean
    Private for-profit
    239 students | 6.60 Mi8620 Westwood Center Dr.
    Vienna, VA 22182
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