Northern Virginia Community College

4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, VA 22003
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  • 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 51,822 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 49%.

Top Rankings

Northern Virginia Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Virginia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 2,318 teachers has grown by 67% over five years.
Northern Virginia Community College(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty2,318 staff129 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 22:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Northern Virginia Community College diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment51,822 students2,199 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:118:1
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# Full-Time Students15,540 students914 students
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# Part-Time Students36,282 students1,285 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
16%
7%
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% Hispanic
24%
12%
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% Black
14%
21%
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% White
36%
51%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
5%
5%
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% Non Resident races
3%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.760.67
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College Completion Rate
26%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$46,200$29,600
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Tuition Cost 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 26% 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 23% 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 Aid59%84%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$11,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or 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

The nearest community college to Northern Virginia Community College is Stratford University (5.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Stratford University
    Private for-profit
    2,373 students | 5.10 Mi3201 Jermantown Road, Suite 500
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    (703) 539-6890
    5.102,373
  • Columbia College
    Columbia College Photo
    Private for-profit
    364 students | 6.40 Mi8620 Westwood Center Drive
    Vienna, VA 22182
    (703) 206-0508
    6.40364
  • 327 students | 12.20 Mi8255 Shopper\'s Square
    Manassas, VA 20111
    (703) 334-2501
    12.20327
  • 78 students | 16.70 Mi10500 georgia ave
    Silver Spring, MD 20902
    (301) 649-4454
    16.7078
  • 21,260 students | 18.60 Mi51 Mannakee Street
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (240) 567-5000
    18.6021,260
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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 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.