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Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)

Virginia

NOVA is the largest public educational institution in Virginia and the second-largest community college in the United States, comprised of more than 75,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members NOVA is also one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries.

Institution Type
  • Public
  • Community College
Location
  • Virginia
    • Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Medical Education Campus, Woodbridge, Reston
Transportation
  • University Shuttle
  • Driving/Parking
  • Bus
  • Metrobus, University Shuttle
Cost of undergraduate attendance
Tuition Per credit
Fees Per Credit
Fees Per Semester
In-State Tuition
Tuition Per Credit
$168
Fees per Credit
$183
Fees per Semester
$15
Out-of-State Tuition
Tuition Per Credit
$347
Fees per Credit
$384
Fees per Semester
$36
International Tuition
Tuition Per Credit
$347
Fees per Credit
$384
Fees per Semester
$36
County Resident Tuition
Tuition Per Credit
N/A
Fees per Credit
N/A
Fees per Semester
N/A
Admissions
Application Deadline
Fall:

July

Spring:

December

Summer:

April

Accepted Secondary Degree:
  • US High School Diploma
  • US GED
  • Non-US High School Diploma
Documents Required for Submission:
  • Complete Application Form
  • Proof of Residency
  • Other
Other Application Documents Required for Admissions:
  • I-20 Student Visa Application Form for International Students
Documents Required After Submission:
  • Other
Other Documents Required After Submission:
Virginia Placement Test
Admission Contact information
Degrees offered
  • Associate Degree
Class schedule
  • Weekday
  • Weekend/Evening
  • Online
Program Areas of Study
  • Department
    Program Area of Study
    Arts and Humanities
      Majors

      American Sign Language to English Interpretation (AAS)

      Cinema (AFA)

      Fine Arts (AA )

      Fine Arts (AAA)

      Graphic Design (AAS)

      Interior Design (AAS)

      Music (AA)

      Music (AAA)

      Visual Art (AFA)

  • Department
    Program Area of Study
    Business
      Majors

      Accounting (AAS)

      Business Administration (AS)

      Business Management (AAS)

      Contract Management (AAS)

      Marketing (AAS) 
       

  • Department
    Program Area of Study
    Health and Medicine
      Majors

      Dental Hygiene (AAS)

      Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AAS)

      Emergency Medical Services (AAS)

      Health Information Management (AAS)

      Health Information Technology Career Studies Certificate

      Health Science Career Studies Certificate

      Medical Laboratory Technology (AAS)

      Nursing (AAS)

      Occupational Therapy Assistant (AAS)

      Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS)

      Radiation Oncology (AAS)

      Radiography (AAS)

      Respiratory Therapy (AAS)

      Veterinary Technology (AAS) 

  • Department
    Program Area of Study
    General Studies
      Majors

      General Education Certificate

      General Studies (AS)

      Liberal Arts (AA) 

  • Department
    Program Area of Study
    Public and Social Services
      Majors

      Administration of Justice (AAS)

      Criminology and Criminal Justice (AS)

      Paralegal Studies (AAS) 

  • Department
    Program Area of Study
    Science, Math, and Technology
      Majors

      Architecture Technology (AAS)

      Biotechnology (AAS)

      Computer Science (AS)

      CyberSecurity (AAS)

      Engineering (AS)

      Engineering Technology (AAS)

      Fire Science Technology (AAS)

      Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

      Career Studies Certificate

      Information Systems Technology (AAS)

      Information Technology (AS)

      Science (AS) 

  • Department
    Program Area of Study
    Social Sciences
      Majors

      Early Childhood Development (AAS)

      Professional Writing Certificate

      Public History and Historic Preservation Career Studies Certificate

      Social Sciences (AS) 

  • Department
    Program Area of Study
    Trades and Personal Services
      Majors

      Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (AAS)

      Automotive Technology (AAS)

      Construction Management Technology (AAS)

      Driver Education Career Studies Certificate

      Horticulture Technology (AAS)

      Hospitality Management (AAS)

      Massage Therapy Career Studies Certificate

      Personal Training Career Studies Certificate

      Photography and Media (AAS)

      Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Counselor Certificate

      Welding- Basic Techniques Career Studies Certificate

Top Undergraduate Majors Pursued
  • General Studies (AS)
  • Business Administration (AS)
  • Social Sciences (AS)
  • Science (AS)
  • Liberal Arts (AA)
Top Undergraduate Majors by Completion Rate
  • General Studies (AS)
  • Business Administration (AS)
  • Social Sciences (AS)
  • Liberal Arts (AA)
  • Information Technology (AS)
Admission Contact information
Campus Size
Large (>15,000)
On-Campus Housing
No
Study Abroad
Yes
Campus Support Services
  • Disability Services
  • Writing Center
  • Tutoring Services
  • Work-Study
  • Transportation
Number of Student Clubs and Organizations:
1-50
Campus Clubs and Organizations
  • Choir/Band
  • Club/Intramural Sports
  • Honor Society
Demographics
Male
49%
Female
51%
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
Asian
13%
Black or African American
26%
Hispanic/Latino
24%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
Two or More Races
3%
White
31%
International Students
24.70%
Non-Residents/ Out-of-State Students
12.60%
Admission Contact information