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Mission & Vision

With commitment to the values of access, opportunity, student success, and excellence, the mission of Northern Virginia Community College is to deliver world-class in-person and online post-secondary teaching, learning, and workforce development to ensure our region and the Commonwealth of Virginia have an educated population and globally competitive workforce.

The vision of NOVA is to be a learning-centered organization that promotes student success. NOVA's Strategic Vision 2015 is detailed in the Gateway to the American Dream Document.

NOVA is part of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). As an institution of higher education in the VCCS, NOVA supports the VCCS Achieve 2015 strategic plan.