Northern Virginia Community College

4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, VA 22003-3796
Tel: (703)323-3000
51,487 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 51,487 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Northern Virginia Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Fairfax County, VA.
The nearest community college is Columbia College (Fairfax) (2.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,369 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
College Northern Virginia Community College (VA) 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 Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 1,369 staff
38 staff

Student Body

The student population of 51,487 has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 51,487 students 839 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1
# Full-Time Students 18,742 students
582 students
# Part-Time Students 32,745 students
847 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
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 0.61

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,485 is less than the state average of $3,795. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,159 is less than the state average of $9,558. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,485 $3,795
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,159 $9,558
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 57%
Source: 2014 (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
    428 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
  • 29 students | 5.20 Mi1761 Old Meadow Road
    McLean VA 22102
  • Medtech Institute
    Private for-profit
    1,371 students | 5.50 Mi6565 Arlington Boulevard
    Falls Church VA 22042
  • 757 students | 6.90 Mi7300 Boston Blvd
    Springfield VA 22153
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