Naugatuck Valley Community College

750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708-3089
Tel: (203)575-8040
  • 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 7,102 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College is one of 3 community colleges within New Haven County, CT.
  • The nearest community college to Naugatuck Valley Community College is University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus (1.6 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 223 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Naugatuck Valley Community College(CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty223 staff71 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Naugatuck Valley Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Naugatuck Valley Community College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,102 students2,814 students
Student:Teacher Ratio32:122:1
# Full-Time Students2,370 students971 students
# Part-Time Students4,732 students1,843 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.510.66
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,800$35,100

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,886 is less than the state average of $5,238. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,578 is less than the state average of $15,449. The out-state tuition has grown by 231% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,886$5,238
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,578$15,449
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2015)66%78%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$5,500$5,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$3,300$4,400
Source: 2016 (or 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 $5,238 per year for in-state students and $15,449 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,380 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 66%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Connecticut community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is Capital Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.