Naugatuck Valley Community College

Waterbury, CT 06708

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) is a two-year college that is located in Waterbury, Connecticut. This school was originally established in 1962 and it has built up a great reputation in the community. NVCC has many different programs that will allow students to pursue their dreams. There are a variety of different associate degrees and certificates that will be able to be granted by this institution. It has a campus that is 110 acres and it has many special buildings to help give students the proper resources that they need. Aside from classrooms and laboratories, NVCC also has a student center that features a game room and a full cafeteria. Students will also be able to enjoy the Fine Arts Center that houses two full theaters as well as dance studios, music rooms, and much more.

The nursing program at NVCC is held in high regard by the community. This is a nursing program that has helped many people to find success as professional nurses throughout the years. This associate degree nursing program offers students a four-semester curriculum that will prepare them for becoming a professional nurse. It is a program that is designed to give students the right mix of practical skills, knowledge of theory, and the understanding of what is expected of nurses in a professional setting. 


Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 13 75
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
05/01/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1976 - 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).

Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates --

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$159/credit
In State Students$159/credit
Out of State Students$477/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 $7,155 $7,155 $21,465
ADN 70 $11,130 $11,130 $33,390
BSN 125 $19,875 $19,875 $59,625
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, 74% of Naugatuck Valley 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 60% $4,808
Other Federal Grant 8% $493
State Grant & Scholarships 17% $2,801
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 34% $983
Federal Student Loans 5% $4,348
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
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$5,277
$30,001 to $48,000$5,422
$48,001 to $75,000$5,824
$75,001 to $110,000$6,588
Over $110,000$9,484

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

WestConn at Waterbury Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a Naugatuck Valley Community College student or graduate enrolled in WestConn at Waterbury's nursing program.

Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a Connecticut resident studying at a Connecticut nursing school.

WestConn at Waterbury Management Scholarship

Applicant must be a Naugatuck Valley Community College student or graduate who has been accepted to the management program at WestConn at Waterbury.

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Connecticut state board of nursing.

Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

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