Napa Valley College
- Napa Valley College, a community college located in the beautiful wine country of northern California. You will find courses and programs that meet every need, whether you intend to transfer, learn occupational skills, or are looking for personal development classes. Napa Valley College offers an academic setting where students receive individual attention. Our faculty, staff and administration believe strongly that student-centered instruction and support services are the hallmark of our learning environment.
Napa Valley College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:
- Category Attribute
- Affordability Least expensive tuition
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 184 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Napa Valley College||(CA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||184 staff||97 staff|
|Total Enrollment||6,348 students||7,516 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||35:1||44:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,249 students||1,613 students|
|# Part-Time Students||4,099 students||5,903 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-||-|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$42,500||$34,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Napa Valley College's tree-lined campus sits on a 160-acre site overlooking the Napa River in the heart of the world famous Napa Valley wine producing region. The campus is also home to the Napa Valley Vintners' Teaching Winery. Our campus offers outstanding facilities, from a Child Development Center to an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Off-campus services locations include the Upper Valley Campus in St. Helena and the Small Business Development Center in downtown Napa. A Community Education Center is used for non-credit classes and also houses the Napa Valley College Fine Arts Gallery. We also present a variety of classes at off campus locations throughout Napa County. A new outreach center is located in American Canyon. Classes are offered at different sites in American Canyon. Dedicated to educational excellence and student success since opening in 1942, Napa Valley College has a rich tradition of educating generations of Napa Valley residents. In addition, our state-of-the-art facilities attract students from a wide geographic area who want to take advantage of programs not offered elsewhere in the region. At Napa Valley College you can continue your education, prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university, train for a new career, upgrade current job skills or take classes for personal enrichment. The college is accredited by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
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We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.