Naugatuck Valley Community College

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Naugatuck Valley Community College is a two-year public college located in Waterbury, Connecticut. It was established in 1962. NVCC is one of the 12 colleges in the Connecticut Community Colleges system. The college grants a variety of associate's degrees and certificate programs in diverse areas of study. The campus is spread across an area of over 100 acres.

NVCC is home to one of the state's three observatories. There are also several student clubs and organizations on campus.

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Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury , CT 06708-3089
General Phone: (203) 575-8040

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts119liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine79registered nursing
Business and Management70operations management, accounting technology, banking, merchandising and sales, business and related services
Engineering Technician48engineering technology, electrical/electronic tech, environmental engineering tech, hazardous materials tech, environmental control tech, plastics engineering tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, quality control tech, ...
Family and Social Work39foodservice management, child care management, human services
Medical Support and Technology33allied health and medical assisting, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, mental health services tech
Security and Law Enforcement29criminal justice and police, fire services administration
Law22legal assistant
Art Studies19art studies
Therapy and Counseling19psychology courses, physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling, mental and social health services
Landscaping and Horticulture16horticultural science
Mechanics and Repair10automobile mechanics
Photography and Commercial Art8commercial art
Hospitality7hotel management
Transportation6aviation tech
Fine Arts2fine arts
Office and Administration1administrative assistant
Science1physical science courses
Media1communications tech courses
Engineering0engineering science
Education and Teaching0physical education teaching
Computer Science and Engineering0computer and info science, computer applications programming

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year5729
Associate's degree47242
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years02

Naugatuck Valley Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Naugatuck Valley Community College had a total enrollment of 5,966 students (3,550 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 69%
Black 9%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 27%
20-21 18%
22-24 14%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 3%
65+ 1%

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


Naugatuck Valley Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 45 %

Naugatuck Valley Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Naugatuck Valley Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,984
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,912
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Naugatuck Valley Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 698200)

Naugatuck Valley Community College Faculty

Naugatuck Valley Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year23$85,09126$84,577
Associate professoracademic year10$67,89019$65,050
Assistant professoracademic year6$57,4497$57,095
Instructoracademic year4$48,9928$48,610
Lectureracademic year3$48,7851*
All faculty totalacademic year46$72,23961$69,997

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

Naugatuck Valley Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Engineering Science

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering-Related Technologies, Other
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Human Services, General

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Horticultural Science

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Physical Sciences, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Physical Therapist Assistant
Psychology, Other
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Highlights

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What Sets Naugatuck Valley Community College Apart:

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
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
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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