Begun in 1964, Northern Virginia Community College offers a quality and convenient educational experience at an affordable price. NOVA is the largest educational institution in Virginia and the second-largest community college in the United States, comprising of more than 72,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. NOVA is also one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries.
Located near Washington,D.C., the College includes campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge; along with educational centers in Reston and Arlington. NOVA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers more than 160 degrees at the associate's level and certificate programs. We also offer distance learning programs through our Extended Learning Institute 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.
NOVA is home to students who come to us 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. More than 600 full-time faculty and 700 staff serve our students at NOVA. On average, 1,300 part-time faculty serve our students at NOVA.