About Northern Virginia Community College
On Campus Housing
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is a public institution which was established in 1964 and offers quality education at an affordable price. It is located in Annandale, Virginia. It is the largest public educational institution and the second largest community college in the United States.
Nova was initially known as Northern Virginia Technical College and was renamed as 'Northern Virginia Community College' by 1966. It has over 75,000 students and 2,600 faculty members. It consists of 5 campuses that are regionally located in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Woodbridge, Manassas, MEC along with Reston Educational Centre and ELI.
The college is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) which is the regional body that gives accreditation to the colleges in the Southern States.
The student-faculty ratio is 25:1
The average total population comes up to 50,835 which consist of 17,581 students who attend the college on a full-time basis and 33,254 students who study part-time or pursue distance learning.
The college graduation rate comes up to 24%.
Online Education at Northern Virginia Community College
The online degree programs of the college provide people with a flexible environment that fits in according to their convenience and has served over 40 years in educating people. Students can take up these programs from anywhere around the world by being a part of online education offered by the college.
ELI distance learning courses textbooks are taken through ELI Bookstore Website. It also has its own application known as NOVA.
NOVAs community has an added advantage wherein the students can find various opportunities and easily adjust to the college atmosphere.
Students and faculties are friendly.
Tuition rate is cheap.
- Interactive faculties provide students with lots of information.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$94,139 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
The college gives various kinds of financial aid that facilitate the students to complete education without any difficulty. Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Federal School Code is 003727. Financial aid is given in four forms which are Scholarships, Grants, Loans, and Work-Study.
Federal Aid consists of a Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental, Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant and more.
State Aid offered is Commonwealth Grant (COMA).
Institutional Aid includes the Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (VGAP), Part-time Tuition Assistance Grant (PTAP), and Northern Virginia Community College Tuition Assistance Grant (NOVA TAG).
The college also offers Military Aid as Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance program.