Naugatuck Valley Community College

Tel: (203)575-8040
7,293 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 7,293 students (36% 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 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
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 (1.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 199 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Naugatuck Valley 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 199 staff
59 staff
Naugatuck Valley Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 7,293 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,293 students
1,282 students
Naugatuck Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1
22:1
Naugatuck Valley Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,603 students
810 students
Naugatuck Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,690 students
1,017 students
Naugatuck Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Naugatuck Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
2%
Naugatuck Valley Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
23%
7%
Naugatuck Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
10%
12%
Naugatuck Valley Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
57%
57%
Naugatuck Valley Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Naugatuck Valley Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
5%
3%
Naugatuck Valley Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Naugatuck Valley 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. 0.46 0.53
Naugatuck Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,806 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,806 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,806 $5,742
Naugatuck Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,806 $10,294
Naugatuck Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 66%
89%
Naugatuck Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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 $18,296 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 62%. 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 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is Housatonic Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.