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IPEDS ID: 232946
OPE ID: 00372700
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Northern Virginia Community College
4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796
General information:  (703) 323-3000
Website:  www.nvcc.edu
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  50,929 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  25 to 1
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Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.nvcc.edu/catalog/cat2017/financial/tuition.html
Disability Serviceswww.nvcc.edu/disability-services/
Mission Statement
  www.nvcc.edu/mission
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty6201,457
Instructional6201,457
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-state$5,138$5,313$5,498$5,6102.0%
Out-of-state$11,055$11,283$11,505$11,6181.0%
Books and supplies$1,800$1,800$1,800$1,8000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$6,358$6,358$7,404$7,8506.0%
Other$7,170$7,170$6,566$6,9606.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$7,170$7,170$6,566$6,9606.0%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-state
Off Campus$20,466$20,641$21,268$22,2204.5%
Off Campus with Family$14,108$14,283$13,864$14,3703.6%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$26,383$26,611$27,275$28,2283.5%
Off Campus with Family$20,025$20,253$19,871$20,3782.6%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,14557%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,61848%$14,351,643$5,482
Federal grants2,25041%$10,501,564$4,667
Pell grants2,24641%$10,365,314$4,615
Other federal grants2885%$136,250$473
State/local government grant or scholarships1,79233%$2,924,040$1,632
Institutional grants or scholarships77014%$926,039$1,203
Student loan aid1,05619%$5,096,969$4,827
Federal student loans1,04619%$4,965,639$4,747
Other student loans220%$131,330$5,970
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid117,70535%$59,408,780$3,355
Pell grants12,42024%$43,371,430$3,492
Federal student loans6,71713%$36,034,763$5,365
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$9,685$9,719$9,124
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$8,724$8,814$8,258
$30,001 – $48,000$9,041$9,030$8,559
$48,001 – $75,000$10,826$11,132$10,754
$75,001 – $110,000$14,122$14,059$13,856
$110,001 and more$14,789$14,749$14,521
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)50,929
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,720
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 33%
Part-time: 67%Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 15%
Black or African American: 15%
Hispanic/Latino: 22%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 37%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 71%
25 and over: 29%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 90%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 5%
Unknown: 4%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 11%
Enrolled in some distance education: 14%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 76%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 72%
Part-time students: 53%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 52 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 26%
Transfer-out rate: 16%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 23%
Female: 30%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 27%
Asian: 33%
Black or African American: 19%
Hispanic/Latino: 24%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 17%
White: 28%
Two or more races: 24%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 25%
Non-resident alien: 29%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2014 or Fall 2015, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2014 or Fall 2015, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2014]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 11%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 25%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 32%
[Began in Fall 2015]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 11%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 26%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 14%
Received an Associate's degree: 22%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 14%
Received an Associate's degree: 22%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 14%
Received an Associate's degree: 22%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 6%
Received an Associate's degree: 11%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 8%
Received an Associate's degree: 13%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 5%
Received an Associate's degree: 10%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 6%
Received an Associate's degree: 26%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 6%
Received an Associate's degree: 27%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 6%
Received an Associate's degree: 26%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 13%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 19%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 12%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
year
Certificate
1
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year
Certificate
Associate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General--8
Category total--8
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural Technology/Technician--12
Category total--12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Related Services, Other413428d
Business Administration and Management, General--845
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other161258d
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other00-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-322
Real Estate00-
Tourism and Travel Services Management000
Category total20239953d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other-6-
Category total-6-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General64-56
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--149
Computer Science--207
Information Technology--401d
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design160-
Category total800813d
Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General509
Category total509
Education
Teacher Assistant/Aide2--
Category total2--
Engineering
Engineering, General--173
Surveying Engineering6--
Category total6-173
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD-1-
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician190-
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician1--
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician7000
Engineering Technology, General--2
Industrial Technology/Technician--0
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other-0-
Category total9012
English Language and Literature/Letters
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-4-
Category total-4-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant954557
Category total954557
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation12-9
Category total12-9
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other24--
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician16-11
Dental Assisting/Assistant-12-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--31
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician--11
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)23-19
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other0--
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician12-16
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage24--
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other--0
Occupational Therapist Assistant--18
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician0--
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant--33
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer0-35
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--155
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--16
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-19-
Surgical Technology/Technologist-0-
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant--59
Category total9931404
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration51664d
Fire Science/Fire-fighting--9d
Forensic Science and Technology0--
Category total51673d
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal--27
Category total--27
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies--1,437d
Humanities/Humanistic Studies11-314d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-692-
Category total116921,751d
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician33053
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician5--
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician281723
Category total661776
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences0-357d
Category total0-357d
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General9-0
Category total9-0
Personal and Culinary Services
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General-7-
Category total-7-
Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder14--
Category total14--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-0-
Category total-0-
Science Technologies/Technicians
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician7-4
Category total7-4
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General10-559d
Category total10-559d
Visual and Performing Arts
Design and Visual Communications, General0331
Interior Design--15
Photography--10
Visual and Performing Arts, General1-66d
Visual and Performing Arts, Other--20
Category total13142d
Grand total7148615,429
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 3308
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 639
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $1,867
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: $913
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 81%
Part-time students: 70%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time3%6%
200 percent of normal time3%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time62%52%
200 percent of normal time68%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NJCAA Division II MenWomen
Basketball1512
Lacrosse21
Soccer29
Softball13
Track and Field, X-Country8
Volleyball13
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1968)06/14/2022
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)Accredited since ((!)05/03/1979)TBD
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/147855.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations305
Liquor law violations100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape001
Fondling133
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery101
Aggravated assault000
Burglary102
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson010
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate12.4%13.8%12.3%
Number in default792787652
Number in repayment6,3455,6825,272
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)