Located near Washington, D.C., the College includes six campuses -- Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, MEC (Springfield) and Woodbridge; along with Reston Educational Center and NOVA Online. NOVA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and offers more than 120 degrees at the associate's level and certificate programs. We also offer distance learning programs through NOVA Online and continuing education courses through Workforce Development.
Every person at NOVA has a distinct function, duty and responsibility. Visit the links below to view the organizational structure of the Virginia Community College System, NOVA and each campus. You will need Acrobat Reader to view the charts.
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! Take a look at what we offer!
With commitment to the principles of access, opportunity, student success, and excellence, the mission of Northern Virginia Community College is to deliver world-class, in-person and online postsecondary teaching, learning, and workforce development to ensure our region and the Commonwealth of Virginia have an educated population and a globally competitive workforce.
To be a learning-centered organization that promotes student success.
NOVA's students come to the College 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. For more information about the students, check out the Office of Institutional Research and NOVA's Viewbook.
Nearly 900 full-time faculty and administrators and 900 staff members serve our students. In addition, approximately 2,000 part-time faculty strengthen our ability to provide more courses and services.
Northern Virginia Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree. Questions about the accreditation of Northern Virginia Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website.
NOVA's SCHEV Profile
Students and prospective students may find the information resources of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) useful in planning for college and careers. SCHEV created an institutional profile for each Virginia public college and university, and for each independent college or university participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
It is the policy of Northern Virginia Community College and the Virginia Community College System to maintain and promote equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, sex or age (except where sex or age is a bona fide occupational qualification), religion, disability, national origin, marital status or other non-merit factors. Inquiries concerning affirmative action and equal opportunity policies should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.