Napa Valley College

Napa Valley College

Napa Valley College was established in 1942 as Napa Community College. The main campus of the college is located in Napa Valley, California. In addition, it runs an Upper Valley Campus located in St. Helena. The college also operates a Small Business Development Center in Napa. NVC is divided into the following academic schools:

  • Business & Computer Studies
  • Criminal Justice Training
  • Department of Technical Studies
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • Language and Developmental Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Science, Math & Engineering
  • Social Sciences

NVC participates in a wide variety of sports like men's basketball, baseball, soccer, men's golf, softball, women's golf, basketball and volleyball, which compete in the Bay Valley Conference. Its athletic teams are nicknamed the Storm.

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Contacting Napa Valley College

Napa Valley College
2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy
Napa , CA 94558-6236
General Phone: (707) 253-3000

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Napa Valley College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts317liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services
Security and Law Enforcement134criminal justice and police
Science124biological and physical sciences
Medical Support and Technology79respiratory care tech, mental health services tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine75EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Family and Social Work21family studies, human services
Business and Management15business, business management, accounting
Agricultural Science and Management9various agricultural courses
Engineering Technician7drafting
Law7legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering6information technology
Production Trades5machinist, welding
Office and Administration3administrative assistant
Media1radio and television
Photography and Commercial Art1commercial photography

Number of programs and degrees for Napa Valley College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year14812
Associate's degree60723
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years492

Napa Valley College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Napa Valley College had a total enrollment of 7,169 students (3,793 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 47%
Black 6%
Hispanic 21%
Asian 15%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 20%
20-21 13%
22-24 11%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 7%
40-49 12%
50-64 10%
65+ 3%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown12%

Napa Valley College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 43 %

Napa Valley College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Napa, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Napa Valley College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 506
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,370
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Napa Valley College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 124700)

Napa Valley College Faculty

Napa Valley College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1422
Non-tenured and not on tenure track89

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year49$74,71969$72,393
All faculty totalacademic year49$74,71969$72,393

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Napa Valley College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Production Operations, Other

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Technology

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Services, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
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