4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, VA 22003
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 52,873 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 48%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 52,873 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,882
  • Out-state tuition: $8,616
  • Student:teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Minority enrollment: 67%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Northern Virginia Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 2,318 teachers has grown by 69% over five years.
Northern Virginia Community College
(VA) 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
2,318 staff
129 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Northern Virginia Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Northern Virginia Community College diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
52,873 students
2,050 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
15,551 students
843 students
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# Part-Time Students
37,322 students
1,243 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
303 students
232 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
15,551 students
802 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
169 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
37,322 students
1,243 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
20 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
476 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
18%
7%
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% Hispanic
24%
12%
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% Black
14%
21%
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% White
33%
52%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.78
0.66
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
38.62%
2.29%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.19%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$46,200
$29,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,882 is more than the state average of $3,736. The in-state tuition has declined by 29% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,616 is less than the state average of $8,977. The out-state tuition has declined by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,882
$3,736
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,616
$8,977
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
60%
85%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,000
$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
71%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Northern Virginia Community College cost?

Northern Virginia Community College's tuition is approximately $3,882 for In-State students and $8,616 for Out-State students.

What is Northern Virginia Community College's ranking?

Northern Virginia Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Virginia for: Least expensive tuition, Diversity in US community colleges, Largest student body, Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 52,873 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,882
  • Out-state tuition: $8,616
  • Student:teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Minority enrollment: 67%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,736 per year for in-state students and $8,977 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,561 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Virginia is American National University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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