Northern Virginia Community College
4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd.
Annandale, VA 22003-3796
(703) 323-3347
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Northern Virginia Community College was founded in 1964 and is now the largest educational institution in Virginia. The college has a student enrollment of more than 75,000, makint it the second largest community college in the United States. It is also one of the most diverse, with a student body hailing from more than 180 countries. The College serves students in northern Virginia through six campuses – Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, MEC (Springfield), and Woodbridge – and four educational centers. Its Extended Learning Institute provides distance learning opportunities for students from any location.

Programs Offered

The college offers more than 160 associate degrees and certificate programs. A considerable number are also available through its Extended Learning Institute. Students can choose from associate degrees in topics such as accounting, business administration, fine arts, fire science, information technology, liberal arts, marketing, and science. Certificate programs are available in bookkeeping, early childhood development, general education, and small business management. Northern Virginia Community College uses Blackboard as its online learning platform.


Northern Virginia Community College has been regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1968.


Students can apply to Northern Virginia Community College online. Applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the first day of classes for the semester in which they plan to enroll. The application will request their personal information, educational history, and educational goals. After applying as a new students, applicants then attend a new student orientation, where they will be advised, register for classes, and obtain information on available student resources.

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