Northern Virginia Community College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,890

3.06% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$9,685

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

12.5%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

50,835

34.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

23.9%

1,389 Graduates

About

Northern Virginia Community College is a higher education institution located in Fairfax County, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northern Virginia Community College were .

In 2016, 7,752 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northern Virginia Community College. 54.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,091 degrees), 1.92 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1614 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern Virginia Community College is $4,890, which is $-2,430 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern Virginia Community College is $4,890, which is $-2,430 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,685.

In 2016, 37% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 15% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,890

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Northern Virginia Community College was $4,890. The cost of tuition at Northern Virginia Community College is $-2,430 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$9,685

2016 Value

8.03%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Northern Virginia Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,685. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Northern Virginia Community College grew by 8.03%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,358

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northern Virginia Community College was of $6,358 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 1.76% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

15%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Northern Virginia Community College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 5.13% with respect to 2015, when 39% 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.

12.5%

2015 Default Rate

792

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Northern Virginia Community College was 12.5%, which represents 792 out of the 6345 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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Admissions

Northern Virginia Community College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 50,835 students enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northern Virginia Community College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northern Virginia Community College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Northern Virginia Community College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northern Virginia Community College has a total enrollment of 50,835 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern Virginia Community College is 17,581 students and the part-time enrollment is 33,254. This means that 34.6% of students enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northern Virginia Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.3% White, 21.4% Hispanic or Latino, 15.8% Black or African American, 15.1% Asian, 4.06% Two or More Races, 0.443% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.246% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (18.7%), followed by White Female (14.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

34.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northern Virginia Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50,835 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern Virginia Community College is 17,581 and the part-time enrollment is 33,254. This means that 34.6% of students enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

2016 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 was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Northern Virginia Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    19,453

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    10,887

  3. Black or African American

    8,028

The enrolled student population at Northern Virginia Community College is 38.3% White, 21.4% Hispanic or Latino, 15.8% Black or African American, 15.1% Asian, 4.06% Two or More Races, 0.443% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.246% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 848 students (1.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 732 more women than men received degrees from Northern Virginia Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Northern Virginia Community College are white (3,091 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1614 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northern Virginia Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northern Virginia Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,028 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (374 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (685 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern Virginia Community College are Software developers, applications & systems software (451,118 people), Miscellaneous managers (380,756 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (301,722 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (279,611 people), and Other Computer Occupations (145,023 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Virginia Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,028 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (374 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (685 degrees), Human Sciences (200 degrees), and Social Sciences (642 degrees).

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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 are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Sales engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Northern Virginia Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,028 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (374 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (685 degrees), Human Sciences (200 degrees), and Social Sciences (642 degrees).

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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 are Computer Systems Design (615,118 people), Elementary & secondary schools (498,510 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (334,225 people), Hospitals (282,091 people), and Legal services (254,674 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Virginia Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (3,028 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (374 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (685 degrees), Human Sciences (200 degrees), and Social Sciences (642 degrees).

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Degrees

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.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northern Virginia Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,510

  2. 4,242

In 2016, 3,510 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Virginia Community College, which is 0.827 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,242).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 602 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Virginia Community College in General Studies, which is 0.624 times less than the 964 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 964 degrees were awarded to women at Northern Virginia Community College in General Studies, which is 1.6 times more than the 602 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%

100% Completion Time

23%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 10% of students graduating from Northern Virginia Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (36.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northern Virginia Community College is Female and Asian (36.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.87% of graduates (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,091 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,614 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1,223 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northern Virginia Community College is white (3,091 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1614 degrees).

1.55% of degree recipients (120 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,611 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,480 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    969 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northern Virginia Community College is white female (1,611 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,480 degrees).

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Operations

Northern Virginia Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.07M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $45.3k (0.747%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Northern Virginia Community College had a total expenditure of $334M. Of that $334M, they spent $164M on salaries and $334M on benefits.

Northern Virginia Community College employs 221 Associate professors, 169 Assistant professors, and 160 Professors. Most academics at Northern Virginia Community College are Female Associate professors (132), Female Assistant professors(101), and Male Associate professors (89).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Virginia Community College are: Management, with 388 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 253 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 166 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.07M

2015 Endowment

29.8%

growth from 2014

Northern Virginia Community College has an endowment valued at about $6.07M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Northern Virginia Community College grew 29.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.95M 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. $11.4M - Federal

  2. $229k - State

  3. $3.87M - Local

As of 2015, Northern Virginia Community College received $11.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $229k from state grants and contracts, and $3.87M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$164M

Salary Expenditure

$334M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Northern Virginia Community College had a total expenditure of $334M. Of that $334M, they spent $164M on salaries and $334M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Northern Virginia Community College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$164M

2015 Salaries

1.85%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Northern Virginia Community College paid a median of $164M in salaries, which represents 49% of their overall expenditure ($334M) and a 1.85% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.14% growth from 2013 and a 5.8% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$48.8M

Instructional Salaries

689

Number of Employees

In 2015, Northern Virginia Community College paid a total of $48.8M to 689 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

221 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

388 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northern Virginia Community College were Associate professor with 221 employees; Assistant professor with 169 employees; and Assistant professor with 160 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Virginia Community College were Management with 388 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 253 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 166 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northern Virginia Community College was Female Associate professor with 132 employees, Female Assistant professor with 101 employees, and Male Associate professor with 89 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Northern Virginia Community College.

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