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Napa Valley College has been rated one of the top community colleges in California. Not only does it offer affordable education, it provides an outstanding education that will give you the right start to your career. Tuition is only $46 per unit for California residents.
Napa Valley College is located near downtown Napa, California. Other locations include the Small Business Development Center in Napa and the Upper Valley Campus in St. Helena. A Community Education Center near Napa High School is used for non-credit classes. Classes are also offered in dedicated classrooms at the new American Canyon High School. Napa Valley College has been serving students since 1942.
The college offers nine academic divisions. They include Arts and Humanities, Business and Computer Studies, Counseling, Health Occupations, Language and Development Studies, Physical Education, Science, Mathematics, and Engineering, Social Sciences, and the Technical Division.
Napa Valley College offers outstanding study abroad opportunities. This past summer the college offered a program in Guatemala program. The trip was a huge success. Previous study abroad programs were to Japan, France, and Spain. Napa Valley College offers a real world education that allows students to experience the world beyond the classroom.
The college offers outstanding athletic programs. Varsity sports programs include baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and golf.
On campus, there are over 25 clubs and activities. These organizations allow students to pursue their interest and make new friends. Campus organizations include anthropology club, campus greens, garden club, NVC nursing club, NVC Rotaract, Fast Track Psych Tech Pinning Club, Puente Club, and Students Building Opportunity for Change.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $1,100-$1,300
- Out-of-State: $5,900-$7,085
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $250-$300 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||63%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||62%||$3,722|
|Student Loans (Federal)||2%||$6,932|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 11%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Napa Valley College may offer services including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in California, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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