Northern Virginia Community College

4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, VA 22003-3796
Tel: (703)323-3000
51,487 students
Public institution
  • 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 51,487 students (36% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 43%.
  • Northern Virginia Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Fairfax County, VA.
  • The nearest community college is Columbia College (Fairfax) (2.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 1,369 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Northern Virginia Community College (VA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 1,369 staff 38 staff
Northern Virginia Community College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 51,487 has grown by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 51,487 students 1,257 students
Northern Virginia Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1 36:1
Northern Virginia Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 18,742 students 596 students
Northern Virginia Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 32,745 students 798 students
Northern Virginia Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Northern Virginia Community College Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Northern Virginia Community College Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
Northern Virginia Community College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Northern Virginia Community College Black (2007-2015)
% White
Northern Virginia Community College White (2007-2015)
% Hawaiian
Northern Virginia Community College Hawaiian (2013-2015)
% Two or more races
Northern Virginia Community College More (2011-2015)
% Non Resident races
Northern Virginia Community College Non Resident (2007-2015)
% Unknown races
Northern Virginia Community College Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.75 0.62
Northern Virginia Community College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,485 is less than the state average of $3,795. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,159 is less than the state average of $9,558. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,485 $3,795
Northern Virginia Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,159 $9,558
Northern Virginia Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 57% 87%
Northern Virginia Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Columbia College (Fairfax)
    Pivate, for profit
    428 students | 2.90 Mi8300 Merrifield Ave 3F
    Fairfax VA  22031
  • Stratford University
    Pivate, for profit
    2,849 students | 5.10 Mi7777 Leesburg Pike
    Falls Church VA  22043
  • Medtech Institute
    Pivate, for profit
    1,371 students | 5.50 Mi6565 Arlington Boulevard
    Falls Church VA  22042
  • 757 students | 6.90 Mi7300 Boston Blvd
    Springfield VA  22153
  • 361 students | 10.50 Mi6101 Stevenson Avenue
    Alexandria VA  22304
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