• 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 5,083 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is same as the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,083 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,886
  • Out-state tuition: $11,578
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 43%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Naugatuck Valley Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 417 teachers has grown by 86% over five years.
Naugatuck Valley Community College
(CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
417 staff
154 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Naugatuck Valley Community College has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Naugatuck Valley Community College diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,083 students
2,354 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,886 students
789 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,197 students
1,305 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
352 students
318 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,886 students
789 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
13 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,197 students
2,023 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
86 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
485 students
% Asian
4%
4%
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% Hispanic
23%
21%
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% Black
8%
14%
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% White
57%
53%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.61
0.65
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
5.47%
3.07%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.38%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,800
$34,800
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,886 is less than the state average of $5,329. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,578 is less than the state average of $15,711. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,886
$5,329
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,578
$15,711
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
71%
74%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,000
$8,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$4,356
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
91%
SAT Reading
n/a
500
SAT Math
n/a
510
ACT Composite
n/a
23
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Naugatuck Valley Community College cost?

Naugatuck Valley Community College's tuition is approximately $3,886 for In-State students and $11,578 for Out-State students.

What is Naugatuck Valley Community College's ranking?

Naugatuck Valley Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Connecticut for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,083 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,886
  • Out-state tuition: $11,578
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 43%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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