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Northern Virginia Community College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Northern Virginia Community College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Northern Virginia Community College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Northern Virginia Community College was awarded 44 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Northern Virginia Community College was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Northern Virginia Community College?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Northern Virginia Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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Northern Virginia Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Northern Virginia Community College is 26 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Northern Virginia Community College is 30%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  30 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Northern Virginia Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Northern Virginia Community College has a freshmen retention rate of 73%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at Northern Virginia Community College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 51,190 undergraduates at Northern Virginia Community College with 17,267 being full-time and 33,923 being part-time.

Northern Virginia Community College Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 90.72 out of 100, Northern Virginia Community College is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  90.72 out of 100
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How Much Does Northern Virginia Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Northern Virginia Community College is $9,903. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Northern Virginia Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,258 $8,559 $10,754 $13,856 $14,521

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Northern Virginia Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Northern Virginia Community College, approximately 19% of students took out student loans averaging $4,827 a year. That adds up to $19,308 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northern Virginia Community College is 11.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Northern Virginia Community College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Northern Virginia Community College make about $42,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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Location of Northern Virginia Community College

Located in Annandale, Virginia, Northern Virginia Community College is a public institution. Annandale is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Northern Virginia Community College

Contact details for Northern Virginia Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, VA 22003-3796
Phone: 703-323-3000
Website: www.nvcc.edu

Northern Virginia Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Northern Virginia Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Northern Virginia Community College

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 12,321 students took at least one online class at Northern Virginia Community College. This is a decrease from the 13,110 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 12,321 5,373
2016-2017 13,110 5,640
2015-2016 13,028 5,783
2014-2015 13,421 6,083
2013-2014 13,650 6,199

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