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 Northern Virginia Community College

Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale, VA

4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796

General information:(703)323-3000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:50,044( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:24 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
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
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,523 $2,998 $3,305 -9%
Out-of-state $6,957 $7,660 $7,967 -4%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,600 $1,600 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,076 $6,796 $6,566 3%
Other $6,324 $7,362 $7,404 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $6,324 $6,714 $6,746 -0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,723 $4,598 $4,905 0%
Off Campus $16,123 $18,756 $18,875 0%
Off Campus with Family $10,047 $11,312 $11,651 0%
On Campus $8,157 $9,260 $9,567 0%
Off Campus $20,557 $23,418 $23,537 0%
Off Campus with Family $14,481 $15,974 $16,313 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,859
In-state fees $273
Out-of-state tuition $7,389
Out-of-state fees $578
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,145 47% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,723 38% $9,177,413 $5,326
Federal grants 1,475 32% $7,264,027 $4,925
Pell grants 1,474 32% $7,000,615 $4,749
Other federal grants 384 8% $263,412 $686
State/local government grant or scholarships 511 11% $492,082 $963
Institutional grants or scholarships 852 19% $1,421,304 $1,668
Student loan aid 846 18% $4,315,839 $5,101
Federal student loans 840 18% $4,256,744 $5,068
Other student loans 9 0% $59,095 $6,566
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 13,682 28% $45,389,460 $3,317
Pell grants 8,935 18% $34,941,817 $3,911
Federal student loans 6,103 12% $37,223,411 $6,099


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.
Average net price $5,970 $6,278 $7,178
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 Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $4,333 $4,816 $6,042
$30,001 - $48,000 $5,708 $5,967 $6,716
$48,001 - $75,000 $7,577 $8,319 $8,778
$75,001 - $110,000 $9,160 $10,737 $11,521
$110,001 and more $9,406 $11,008 $12,366

• 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.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 50,044
Undergraduate enrollment 50,044
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 2,960
Graduate enrollment 0

•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 are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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, 43 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1968 Accredited


American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

05/02/1974 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1972 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/03/1979 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations01 1
Liquor law violations001
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 300
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 110
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• 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


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General5--
Category total5--
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architectural Technology/Technician15--
Category total15--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting and Related Services, Other323435
Business Administration and Management, General897--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other461385
Hospitality Administration/Management, General2917-
Tourism and Travel Services Management274
Category total100671124
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other-4-
Category total-4-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science61--
Computer and Information Sciences, General49-15
Information Technology278--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-516
Category total388531
Construction Trades Colleges
Construction Trades, General7-3
Category total7-3
Education Colleges
Teacher Assistant/Aide--9
Category total--9
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General115--
Surveying Engineering--8
Category total115-8
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD-9-
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician--23
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician--1
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician7120
Engineering Technology, General6--
Category total131044
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-3-
Category total-3-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant293529
Category total293529
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation8-14
Category total8-14
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician15-23
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist38--
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician7--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)19--
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician24-15
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage--17
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other1--
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant30--
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer39-3
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse210--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist15--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-9-
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant34--
Category total432958
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration61221
Fire Science/Fire-fighting1--
Forensic Science and Technology--8
Category total62229
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal40--
Category total40--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies1146--
Humanities/Humanistic Studies475-13
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-1142-
Category total1621114213
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician291814
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician--1
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/171711
Category total463526
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences269--
Category total269--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General--8
Category total--8
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General-8-
Category total-8-
Precision Production Colleges
Welding Technology/Welder--1
Category total--1
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician1--
Category total1--
Social Sciences Colleges
Social Sciences, General490-3
Category total490-3
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Design and Visual Communications, General302-
Interior Design25--
Visual and Performing Arts, General65-4
Visual and Performing Arts, Other15--
Category total14824
Grand total46951346384