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Mission Statement

NOVA's mission is to respond to the educational needs of its dynamic and diverse community through an array of comprehensive programs and services that facilitate learning and workforce development in an environment of open access and through lifelong educational opportunities.


Northern Virginia Community College can take you anywhere you want to go, including places you've never dreamed of. NOVA is a learning experience that is as unique as your goals, whether you're interested in becoming a doctor, an auto mechanic, a research scientist or a chef!

General Information

During the 2007-2008 academic year, NOVA served over

  • 61,000 students in credit courses
  • over 30,000 students in non-credit courses and 200,000 public service activities.

Our Students

NOVA is home to students who come to us from many backgrounds. Our international student population (20%) represents more than 180 different countries. We serve, first-time, returning, and transfer students. Our students are full-time and part-time.

Our Faculty

Over 500 faculty and 700 staff serve our students at NOVA.

NOVA is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and certificates in selected occupational areas. The curricula of the College are approved by the NOVA Board and by the State Board for Community Colleges. Our two-year associate degree programs are also approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).





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Would you recommend Northern Virginia Community College?

by Crystal P. from Springfield, VA (April 27, 2015)
It's a great school overall, I'm currently a student. If there was a chance to volunteer there I would, sadly however NVCCs hasn't updated this site for awhile. Maybe suggesting compost barrels in the lunch or cafe areas, up cycle for garden & free compost for all of the campuses or to sell, install solar panels, self-sustained housing and discount meal fund like (GMU) for homeless students or students in critical need or low income. I want to help any way I can, to give back to my school and hope for to be taught a thing or two along the way and maybe discounted parking.
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