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Located in Annandale, Virginia, Northern Virginia Community College is a public institution. Annandale is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

941 Undergraduate Degrees

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Northern Virginia Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Northern Virginia Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Online Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Northern Virginia Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Northern Virginia Community College?

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 has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Northern Virginia Community College?

19% Take Out Loans
11.3% Loan Default Rate

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.

Northern Virginia Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

16,709 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 50,929 undergraduate students at Northern Virginia Community College, with 16,709 being full-time and 34,220 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Northern Virginia Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 16,709 full-time undergraduates at Northern Virginia Community College, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Northern Virginia Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northern Virginia Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Northern Virginia Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,044
Black or African American 2,479
Hispanic or Latino 3,876
White 5,260
International Students 962
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,088

Over 137 countries are represented at Northern Virginia Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, South Korea, and China.

Online Learning at Northern Virginia Community College

5,373 Took All Classes Online
12,321 Took At Least One Class Online
-3.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 12,321 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Northern Virginia Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Northern Virginia Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northern Virginia Community College was -3.5%. This is the #1,813 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Northern Virginia Community College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Northern Virginia Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Northern Virginia Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Information Technology #97
Computer Information Systems #209

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Northern Virginia Community College Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s TOTAL
Information Technology 0 348 348
Computer Science 0 257 257
Computer & IS Security 0 198 198
General Computer & Information Sciences 58 57 115
Web & Multimedia Design 23 0 23
TOTAL 81 860 941

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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