Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, VA 22003
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Northern Virginia Community College is one of the twenty-four public 2-year colleges in Virginia. The campus is located in a suburb, in Annandale.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 51,190 students attend the school. Every year 25% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Northern Virginia Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,045, and fees were $453. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $10,422 and $1,083 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students51,190
Student to Faculty Ratio26:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs

The Nursing program is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

The nursing program offers students two tracks with the first ‘Traditional Track’ consisting of four semester with no summer requirements while the second Accelerated Online/Hybrid route offers four consecutive semesters of theoretical instruction online.

Licensed Practical Nurses seeking to transition into the RN program are eligible for the LPN to RN Transition program. This track acknowledges prior education and skills in the admission process.  

Admission Requirements:

  • Application and acceptance to the college
  • Be 18 years or older
  • High School diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  • Acceptable placement test scores
  • Complete prerequisite science and math courses (minimum of a ‘C’ grade or better)
  • A minimum of 2.5 cumulative grade point average on all transcripts
  • Current CPR certification for healthcare providers from the American Heart Association
  • Complete health assessment form including all required immunization series

Applicants enrolled in clinical components or seeking licensing may be required to submit criminal background check as the state can prohibit convicted felons from licensure.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 27 131
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 82.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1972 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$168/credit
In State Students$168/credit
Out of State Students$347/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,560 $7,560 $15,615
ADN 70 $11,760 $11,760 $24,290
BSN 125 $21,000 $21,000 $43,375
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 57% of Northern Virginia Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 40% $4,483
Other Federal Grant 7% $468
State Grant & Scholarships 29% $1,331
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 14% $1,236
Federal Student Loans 20% $4,641
Private Loans -- $6,037


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,814
$30,001 to $48,000$9,030
$48,001 to $75,000$11,132
$75,001 to $110,000$14,059
Over $110,000$14,749

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.
Northern Virginia Community College
4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, VA 22003

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