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Northern Virginia Community College

Northern Virginia Community College
4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, VA 22003
Gen. Phone:  (703) 323-3000    Fax: 

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NVCC had 3177 Post-911 GI Bill recipents enrolled in 2012, at all sites.

25 Most Popular Degrees Awarded 2020-21
Accounting and Related Services, Other, Art/Art Studies, General, Biological and Physical Sciences, Business Administration and Management, General, Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other, Child Care Provider/Assistant, Computer and Information Sciences, General, Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance., Computer Science, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, Design and Visual Communications, General, Engineering, General, General Studies, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Information Technology, Interior Design, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant., Psychology, General, Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Social Sciences, General, Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant.

SCHEV Program Inventory


SAT is an imperfect predictor of college readiness and success and it is only one of many factors in admissions.
This report does not assume any particular merit or value in the SAT, it merely highlights institutional differences in distributions and mean averages.


Fall Headcount Enrollment
Fall TermAssociates Degree (Bachelor's Credit)Associate's Degree (Occ/Tech Credit)CertificatesTotal

See the report E22: Fall Headcount: Trends in Race Ethnicity for definitions and additiional student levels.

Annualized Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Enrollment
YearUndergraduateGraduateFirst ProfessionalTotal
Total Undergraduate Enrollment by Locality, 2021
# of Students By Origin
0 Students
0 Students1 to 1011 to 4950 to 99100 to 249250 to 499500 to 9991,000 to 2,4992,500 to 4,9995,000 and above

Degrees Awarded

STEMH - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Health Professions
Retention and Graduation

57% of all students entering in 2012-13 either graduated within an Extended Time-to-Completion or were continuing their enrollment in the final year of observation. These Student Success Index results are based on students completing at any Virginia institution.

Graduation Rates within Three Years
Students Entering Institution in Fall and Spring of 2017-18 completing at any Virginia institution.
Gender: All, Race/Ethnicity Status: All

Three-year institutional graduation rates compared to sector rates and the minimum and maximum values of the rates for Virginia institutions.
FTIC = First-Time in College.
Comparisons are to instutions at the same degree-level.

All, FTIC and Transfer, Dev. Ed. Coursework w/in First Two Years Receiving PELL, Recent HS Grads
Overall Publics:  15%

FTIC (All)
Overall Publics:  22%

FTIC, In-State
Overall Publics:  23%

FTIC, In-State, Direct from High School
Overall Publics:  27%

FTIC with No Financial Aid
Overall Publics:  22%

FTIC with Pell
Overall Publics:  20%
FTIC, Family Income $0 - $49,999
Overall Publics:  19%

FTIC, Family Income $50,000 - $99,999
Overall Publics:  31%

FTIC, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999
Overall Publics:  37%

FTIC, Family Income $150,000 and Greater
Overall Publics:  32%

FTIC, Family Income Not Reported
Overall Publics:  19%

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.
Student Transfer

Students Transferring from Northern Virginia Community College
in Fall and Spring of the Designated Year to the institutions below.

*Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 will not display a graduation rate.
Transfer Enrollment
Average # New Transfers (2014-15 to 2017-18)Average # NewTransfers (2014-15 to 2017-18) Graduation RateAverage # New Transfers (2017-18 to 2020-21)
Public Institutions
Total Public Four-Year Institutions4,626 65%4,770
Christopher Newport University18 67%19
George Mason University2,931 64%3,175
James Madison University220 73%215
Longwood University22 76%16
Norfolk State University15 30%17
Old Dominion University197 50%177
Radford University102 59%75
University of Mary Washington82 68%83
University of Virginia192 83%180
University of Virginia's College at Wise5 3
Virginia Commonwealth University558 58%507
Virginia Military Institute5 4
Virginia State University19 55%19
Virginia Tech234 82%251
William & Mary26 87%27
Private Institutions
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions512 62%549
Averett University Non-Traditional4 1
Averett University1 1
Bluefield University3 3
Bridgewater College3 3
Christendom College1 1
Eastern Mennonite University3 2
Emory & Henry College1 1
Ferrum College3 1
Hampden-Sydney College1 0
Hampton University1 3
Hollins University1 2
Jefferson College of Health Sciences3 1
Liberty University149 45%151
Mary Baldwin University1 2
Marymount University169 63%160
Randolph College1 0
Randolph-Macon College2 1
Regent University13 25%18
Roanoke College1 1
Shenandoah University45 73%35
Southern Virginia University1 2
Sweet Briar College1 1
University of Lynchburg3 4
University of Richmond3 2
Virginia Union University3 3
Virginia Wesleyan University1 2
George Washington University93 86%144

*Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 will not display a graduation rate.
Student Debt

Debt of 2019-20 Graduates, Total Loans
Total GraduatesTotal BorrowersTotal Borrowing
Degree Level#% of All Graduates#% of All BorrowersAmount% of Total
Associates - Bachelor Credit4,19681%1,40880%$19,978,16774%
Associates - Occupational/Technical96119%35020%$6,838,71526%

  • Associates: Includes graduates who received Bachelor's Credit and Occupational/Techincal Credit Associate degrees.
  • Bachelors: Includes graduates who received Four- and Five-Year Bachelor's degrees.
  • Graduate: Includes graduates who received Graduate Master's and Doctorate degrees.

Associate's Degree (Occupational/Technical Credit)
Debt of Recent Graduates, Recent Trend
YearBorrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2015-1639141%$ 8,447$ 18,338$ 20,067$ 28,980
2016-1744542%$ 8,940$ 17,316$ 19,283$ 26,876
2017-1842840%$ 8,069$ 15,931$ 19,276$ 27,229
2018-1942839%$ 8,647$ 17,318$ 20,439$ 29,193
2019-2035036%$ 8,658$ 15,568$ 18,822$ 27,342

Associate's Degree (Bachelor's Credit)
Debt of Recent Graduates
YearBorrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2015-161,84539%$ 5,444$ 10,884$ 13,733$ 18,552
2016-171,67838%$ 5,474$ 10,888$ 13,853$ 18,384
2017-181,61337%$ 5,444$ 10,888$ 13,730$ 18,555
2018-191,45635%$ 5,442$ 10,000$ 12,668$ 17,318
2019-201,40433%$ 5,443$ 10,884$ 13,331$ 17,320
Student borrowing at graduation, excludes PLUS loans, in five-year rollups. Includes all known institutionally-processed
borrowing occuring at all public and nonprofit institutions in Virginia. Debt accrued outside Virginia in prior postsecondary activity
is not available.

Post-Completion Wages of Graduates

Graduates' Wages in 2018, 18 Months after Graduation
DegreeGraduates (n)Grads. w/FT Wages (%)AverageMedian
Note: All wage and enrollment data are limited to those graduates working and attending school in Virginia.
Award of less than 1 academic year70649.6%$ 40,510$ 34,903
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 acad yrs1,26856.2%$ 25,073$ 19,111
Associate's Degree (Bachelor's Credit)4,38554.1%$ 26,301$ 20,020
Associate's Degree (Occ/Tech Credit)1,05862.3%$ 47,944$ 44,463

Graduates' Wages in 2018, Five Years after Graduation
DegreeGraduates (n)Grads. w/FT Wages (%)AverageMedian
Note: All wage and enrollment data are limited to those graduates working and attending school in Virginia.
Award of less than 1 academic year57051.6%$ 58,915$ 53,936
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 acad yrs1,51356.8%$ 43,163$ 39,654
Associate's Degree (Bachelor's Credit)4,57053.2%$ 49,724$ 45,858
Associate's Degree (Occ/Tech Credit)1,04154.6%$ 57,326$ 54,114

Tuition and Fees

Virgina Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2021-22
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$4,606$14$$4,620

Non-Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2021-22
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$10,609$14$$10,623

    These tabs represent a concise overview of the data available at this site.
    Additional detailed information may be found through the links below:

    Trends in First-year Retention
    Trends in Graduation Rates (Federal Equivalent)
    Graduation Rate Profile - Student Subcohorts

    Student Debt Profile

    Post-Completion Wages of Graduates


    Debt: All debt figures refer to education-related debt processed through institutions. i.e. student loans. Unless specified as PLUS loans for undergraduates, the student debt refers to loans taken out by the student, not by parents or relatives. Further, reported student debt calculations are based on graduates who borrowed only. This is why we report the percentage of students/graduates wth debt.


    Sample Budgets: These estimates are from the Living Wage project at MIT and are based on the estimated cost of a single adult living in Virginia. Tax and FICA withholding estimates based on a single, unmarried filer.

    Limits on the Display of Data

    The most important limit to understand is that these short-term measures of outcomes are not meaningful for evaluating the effectiveness of institutions or programs. These are not measures of employment rates, nor they comparable to the so-called Gainful Employment metrics produced by the US Department of Education. These measure are meant to inform readers of the outcomes of graduates in the near-term following degree completion and represent individual behavior and local economies more than any other factor.

    In order to protect confidentiality and to accommodate both the many small programs in the Commonwealth and the limits of the available data, these reports will display program-level data only under the following conditions:

    1. Single-year data will not be reported at the level of institution, degree, and program, only rolling five-year aggregates. For example, graduates of 2005-06 will be reported with those of 2004-05, 2003-04, 2002-03, and 2001-02.

    2. The number of wage-reported graduates must be equal to or greater than 15 with full-time wage equivalent (FTWE) reported wages.

    3. At least 30% of the cohort of graduates must have been matched and reported with full-time wage equivalent (FTWE) reported wages, or 20% with a minimum of 200 graduates.

    4. The current definition of FTWE is at least three quarters of wages must be reported for each year.

    5. Wages and earnings are not adjusted for inflation.

    The wage data included in these reports represent only the following individuals:
    1. Graduates successfully matched to the Unemployment Insurance Wage records collected by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC).
    2. Graduates employed in Virginia by an entity that reports to the VEC. This excludes federal employees, including those within the Department of Defense.

    What employers are subject to the Unemployment Tax and must be registered and file with the Virginia Employment Commission? They must have met one of the following criteria:

    • One or more employees (ten employees if your operation is agricultural) for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year
    • A $1,500 or more total gross quarterly payroll ($20,000 if your business is agricultural; $1,000 if domestic labor)
    • Acquired a business subject to this tax
    • Been subject to the Federal Unemployment Tax
    • A governmental operation or political subdivision
    • A nonprofit organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and had four or more employees for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year

    These criteria mean that individuals working as consultants, independent contractors (including many psychologists, counselors, barbers, cosmetologists, IT workers, and P-14 wage employees of the Commonwealth) may be excluded, as are a list of others that may be found here.

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