Northern Virginia Community College Demographics & Diversity

Annandale, Virginia

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Northern Virginia Community College are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 65% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of Northern Virginia Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 35%
Black 18%
Hispanic 22%
Asian 15%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 4%
International 3%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 7% more female students than male students enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Northern Virginia Community College has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Northern Virginia Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for Northern Virginia Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 24,620
Women 26,309

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Northern Virginia Community College serves a very low number of students outside of Virginia, with 90 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Northern Virginia Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 90%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 4%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$94,139 per year

40% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 33.6%
Part time Undergrads 58.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232946 IPEDS survey data for Northern Virginia Community College.

Northern Virginia Community College Campus