Northern Virginia Community College (232946)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,412
2022 Average Net Price
$10,109
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.4%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
51,896
25.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
35.4%
1,816 Graduates

About

Northern Virginia Community College (232946) is a higher education institution located in Fairfax County, VA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) were Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (2,346 degrees awarded), Child Care Provider (58 degrees), and Other Accounting & Related Services (30 degrees).

In 2022, 9,087 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northern Virginia Community College (232946). 53.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,676 degrees), 1.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2,307 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) is $5,412, which is $−2,700 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) is $5,412, which is $−2,700 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,109.

In 2022, 34% of undergraduate students attending Northern Virginia Community College (232946) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 8% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,412
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) was $5,412. The cost of tuition at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) is $−2,700 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$10,109
2022 Value
5.01%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northern Virginia Community College (232946) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,109. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northern Virginia Community College (232946) grew by 5.01%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,960
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) was of $8,960 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 8.66% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
8%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

34% of undergraduate students at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.25% with respect to 2021, when 32% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.4%
2019 Default Rate
126
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) was 2.4%, which represents 126 out of the 5242 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Northern Virginia Community College (232946) had a total enrollment of 51,896 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) is 13,327 students and the part-time enrollment is 38,569. This means that 25.7% of students enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northern Virginia Community College (232946), both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.1% White, 22.6% Hispanic or Latino, 16.5% Asian, 13.5% Black or African American, 5.14% Two or More Races, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.243% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (15.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (13.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (12.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

25.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51,896 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) is 13,327 and the part-time enrollment is 38,569. This means that 25.7% of students enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Northern Virginia Community College (232946) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    17,152 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    11,704 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    8,582 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) is 33.1% White, 22.6% Hispanic or Latino, 16.5% Asian, 13.5% Black or African American, 5.14% Two or More Races, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.243% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2,375 students (4.58%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 557 more women than men received degrees from Northern Virginia Community College (232946). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) is white (2,676 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2307 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) is Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (2,346 degrees awarded), followed by Child Care Provider (58 degrees) and Other Accounting & Related Services (30 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Northern Virginia Community College (232946), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,745 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,365 degrees), and Human Sciences (259 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) are Software developers (580,678 people), Other managers (189,339 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (152,288 people), Computer occupations, all other (129,721 people), and Computer & information systems managers (121,630 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,745 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,365 degrees), Human Sciences (259 degrees), Engineering Technologies (320 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (318 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,745 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,365 degrees), Human Sciences (259 degrees), Engineering Technologies (320 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (318 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) are Computer Systems Design (633,345 people), Elementary & secondary schools (340,328 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (184,580 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (173,251 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (106,765 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,745 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,365 degrees), Human Sciences (259 degrees), Engineering Technologies (320 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (318 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northern Virginia Community College (232946).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 1,149 degrees awarded
  2. 904 degrees awarded
  3. 403 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) was General Studies with 1,149 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,265
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
4,822
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 4,265 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Virginia Community College (232946), which is 0.884 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,822).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 1126 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.923 times less than the 1220 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 1220 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.08 times more than the 1126 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 15% of students graduating from Northern Virginia Community College (232946) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (48.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) is Female and Asian (48.4% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.98% of graduates (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,676 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,307 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,649 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) is white (2,676 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2307 degrees).

3.07% of degree recipients (279 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    1,434 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,335 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    1,242 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) is white male (1,434 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (1335 degrees).

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Operations

Northern Virginia Community College (232946) has an endowment valued at nearly $10.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−14.1%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Northern Virginia Community College (232946) had a total salary expenditure of 413M. Northern Virginia Community College (232946) employs 206 Professors, 162 Associate professors and 119 Assistant professors. Most academics at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) are Female Professor (111), Male Professor (95), and Female Associate professor (95).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) are: Management, with 354 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 233 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 130 employees.

Endowment

$10.2M
2022 Endowment
14.7%
decline from 2021

Northern Virginia Community College (232946) has an endowment valued at about $10.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Northern Virginia Community College (232946) declined 14.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.98M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $10.8M - Federal
  2. $45.2k - State
  3. $13.7k - Local

As of 2022, Northern Virginia Community College (232946) received $10.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $45.2k from state grants and contracts, and $13.7k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$144M
2022 Salaries
2.72%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Northern Virginia Community College (232946) paid a median of $144M in salaries, which represents 34.9% of their overall expenditure ($413M) and a 2.72% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$48.5M
Instructional Salaries
582
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northern Virginia Community College (232946) paid a total of $48.5M to 582 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
206 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
354 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) were Professor with 206 employees, Associate professor with 162 employees, and Assistant professor with 119 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) were Management with 354 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 233 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 130 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northern Virginia Community College (232946) was Female Professor with 111 employees, Male Professor with 95 employees, and Female Associate professor with 95 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northern Virginia Community College (232946).

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