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).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Northern Virginia Community College is one of 7 community colleges within Fairfax County, VA.
The nearest community college is Columbia College (Fairfax) (2.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,365 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
Northern Virginia Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 1,365 staff
59 staff
Northern Virginia Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 50,059 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment
50,059 students
1,282 students
Northern Virginia Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1
22:1
Northern Virginia Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
19,661 students
810 students
Northern Virginia Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 30,398 students
1,017 students
Northern Virginia Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Northern Virginia Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
14%
2%
Northern Virginia Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
Northern Virginia Community College Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% Hispanic
19%
7%
Northern Virginia Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
18%
12%
Northern Virginia Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
40%
57%
Northern Virginia Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Northern Virginia Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
3%
Northern Virginia Community College Unknown (2008-2013)
% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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. 0.72 0.53
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 $5,742. 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 $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,677 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,411 $10,294
Northern Virginia Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 56%
89%
Northern Virginia Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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
  • Fairfax Columbia College (Fairfax)
    Private for-profit
    8300 Merrifield Ave 3F
    Fairfax, VA 22031
    (703)206-0508
    2.9  Mi  |  254  students
  • Falls Church Stratford University
    Private, for profit
    7777 Leesburg Pike
    Falls Church, VA 22043
    7038218570
    5.1  Mi  |  2849  students
  • McLean Sanford-Brown College-Tysons Corner
    Private for-profit
    1761 Old Meadow Road
    McLean, VA 22102
    (703)556-8888
    5.2  Mi  |  195  students
  • Alexandria TESST College of Technology-Alexandria
    Public
    6315 Bren Mar Dr
    Alexandria, VA 22312
    (703)354-1005
    5.2  Mi  |   students
  • Falls Church Medtech Institute
    Private for-profit
    6565 Arlington Boulevard
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    (703)237-6200
    5.5  Mi  |  1295  students
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Did You Know?
Fairfax, 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 0.6, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Fairfax, VA is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.