Northern Virginia Community College

4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale
VA, 22003-3796
Tel: (703)323-3000
50,219 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 50,219 students (39% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Northern Virginia Community College is one of 8 community colleges within Fairfax County, VA.
The nearest community college is Westwood College - Annandale Campus (1.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Northern Virginia Community College 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

Student Body

The student population of 50,219 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment
50,219 students
1,287 students
Northern Virginia Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
19,388 students
832 students
Northern Virginia Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 30,831 students
1,021 students
Northern Virginia Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Northern Virginia Community College sch enrollment Northern Virginia Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
18%
2%
Northern Virginia Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
6%
1%
% Hispanic
15%
7%
Northern Virginia Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
14%
12%
Northern Virginia Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
45%
66%
Northern Virginia Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Northern Virginia Community College More (2010-2012)
Northern Virginia Community College sch ethnicity Northern Virginia Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.72 0.45
Northern Virginia Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,485 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 38% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,159 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,485 $5,845
Northern Virginia Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,159 $10,047
Northern Virginia Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Fairfax County, VA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $12,412 per year for in-state students and $13,970 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,154 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Fairfax County, VA is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Fairfax County, VA 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 0.61, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Fairfax County, VA is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.