Northern Virginia Community College

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Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), is two-year community college that offers associate degrees designed to prepare students to earn a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. NVCC also offers several programs for students looking to acquire the skills necessary for entry-level positions in various career fields. Including its multiple campus locations, NVCC is the 2nd largest community college in the nation and the largest higher education institution in the state of Virginia. NVCC has over 75,000 students and a staff of nearly 2,700. With a student body comprised of students from over 180 countries, NVCC is also one most culturally, ethnically and internationally diverse education institutions in the United States.

General Information

Admission Office

4001 Wakefield Chapel Road

Annandale, VA 22003-3796

(703) 323-3000
Main Address

4001 Wakefield Chapel Road

Annandale, VA 22003

(703) 323-3000

Degree-seeking undergrads: 34,202


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $2,084 $2,294 $2,523 $2,998 +18.83%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,200 $1,200 $1,600 +33.33%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $3,084 $3,494 $3,723 $4,598 +23.50%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,452 35%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,139 28% $4,091,174 $3,592
• Federal grants 835 20% $3,037,555 $3,638
• Pell grants 835 20% $2,929,855 $3,509
• Other federal grants 183 4% $107,700 $589
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,052 26% $698,408 $664
Institutional grants or scholarships 366 9% $355,211 $971
Student loan aid 454 11% $1,828,886 $4,028
• Federal student loans 452 11% $1,808,925 $4,002
• Other student loans 3 0% $19,961 $6,654

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 3827 401
Agriculture 14
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations 14
Architecture and Related Services 18
Architectural Technology/technician 18
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 931 39
Accounting and Related Services, Other 36 16
Business Administration and Management 824
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 48 14
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Hospitality Administration/management 22 6
Real Estate
Tourism and Travel Services Management 1 3
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 4
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/technicians, Other 4
Computing and Information Sciences 280 1
Computer and Information Sciences 47
Computer Science 53
Information Technology 180
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design 1
Engineering 95
Engineering 95
Engineering Technology 2 8
Architectural Drafting and Architectural Cad/cadd 5
Cad/cadd Drafting and/or Design Technology/technician
Civil Engineering Technology/technician
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 2 2
Industrial Technology/technician
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/technicians, Other 1
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 3
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 7
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 7
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 364 297
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician 13
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 44
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 6
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 11
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician 6
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other 1 285
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant 25
Radiologic Technology/science – Radiographer 46
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 157
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 18
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling 12
Surgical Technology/technologist
Veterinary/animal Health Technology/technician and Veterinary Assistant 37
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 51 11
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 48 11
Fire Science/fire-fighting 3
Human Services 1
Public Administration 1
Legal and Law Studies 51
Legal Assistant/paralegal 51
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1325
General Studies 903
Humanities/humanistic Studies 422
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Mechanics and Repairers 48 11
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 38 6
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician 10 5
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 186
Biological and Physical Sciences 186
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Personal and Culinary Services 4
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts 4
Precision Production Trades
Welding Technology/welder
Science Technologies/technicians
Biology Technician/biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Social Sciences 322
Social Sciences 322
Visual and Performing Arts 117 3
Design and Visual Communications 27 3
Interior Design 12
Photography 9
Visual and Performing Arts 52
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 17
Work and Family Studies 16 19
Child Care Provider/assistant 16 19
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admission to health and veterinary technology programs based on academic prerequisites, placement tests, and space availability.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticulture Science A
Turf Management C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial Photography A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Interior Design A
Music – General A
Photography A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services C
Business Administration/Management A
Entrepreneurial Studies C
Information Processing/Data Entry C
International Business A
Management Information Systems A
Office Management A
Purchasing/Procurement/Contracts A,C
Real Estate A,C
Travel/Tourism Management A,C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A


Art Teacher Education A
Early Childhood Education A,C


Civil Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
Civil Engineering/Technology A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C

English Language & Literature

Technical/Business Writing C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Institutional Food Production A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Cardiovascular Technology C
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Hygiene A
Emergency Medical Technology A
Medical Laboratory Assistance A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Technology A
Medical Transcription C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Respiratory Therapy A
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C
Veterinarian Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Aircraft Mechanics A
Auto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences A
Biopsychology A
Gerontology A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness C
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management A

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Related Services C


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A

Security & Protective Services

Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Fire Services Administration A,C
Law Enforcement Administration A,C
Security/Loss Prevention A,C

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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