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FINANCIAL AID RATE

57%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

25:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

20

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$3,355

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Northern Virginia Community College

Also known as Norfolk State

700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA

Commonly referred to as NOVA, the Northern Virginia Community College is the second-largest community college in the country. The main campus alone, located in Annandale, is built over almost 80 acres in addition to 8 other campus sites and educational centers in different localities. NOVA was founded in 1964 as the Northern Virginia Technical College, serving almost 800 students in a single location. At present, there are about 90,000 students enrolled in both credit and non-credit courses across all campuses.

The Annandale campus is home to over 20,000 students enrolled in various courses among the following academic divisions: Math, Science and Engineering; Business and Public Services; Languages and Literature; and Liberal Arts. The campus is also known for offering certificate courses in Human Resource Management and Advanced Forensic Investigation. Programs for skills improvement and organizational learning are handled by the Office of Workforce Development and Continuing Education.

NOVA aims to have its students earn the necessary credits for acceptance into four-year colleges. In line with this goal, the Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program was designed to provide assistance to outstanding high school students in Northern Virginia in transitioning from secondary to higher education. Priority in enrolling at NOVA with financial assistance is granted as well as guidance on seeking placement with other universities. Completion of an associate degree program with a 2.5 GPA guarantees admission to the George Mason University (GMU).

Annandale's Student Services Center also provides special assistance to international students, military service members, and veterans. All students have access to various facilities including the Ernst Community Cultural Center, a facility featuring a theater, art gallery, gymnasium, and several function halls.

Participation in intercollegiate athletic events and other non-academic pursuits is highly encouraged, particularly in basketball, soccer, ice hockey, and volleyball. Tournaments and intramural events are organized by the Student Activities Office, aiming to highlight the importance of recreation and extra-curricular activities in further development of a student's competencies.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the applicants Norfolk State accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits
$9,100

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $5,400-$6,500
    • Out-of-State: $11,000-$12,950
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $180-$220 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $360-$430 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid57%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships48%$5,482
Receiving Student Loans19%$4,827
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Northern Virginia Community College may offer services to students including:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Med Education Campus

  • Dental Assistant Program
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program

Campus: Northern Virginia Community College

  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • * Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1979)
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