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  1. Professors
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  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B-
  6. Location
    B-
Naugatuck Valley is a public college located in Waterbury, Connecticut. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,231 undergraduate students. The Naugatuck Valley acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Machine and Metal Working, and Nursing. Graduating 20% of students, Naugatuck Valley alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,800.
About Naugatuck Valley Community College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
Website
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Cost

Net Price
$5,886/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,056/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,470/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,295/ year
  • $76-110k
    $8,612/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,680/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,231Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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The professors here are great! First off, the dance program here is amazing. The head of the department is an incredible teacher as well as academic advisor who cares for each one of her students individually. She is fantastic at helping you plan ahead and I have received amazing training in classical techniques from her. Outside of the dance department there are people just as great that I have been lucky enough to meet. Many of the professors teach at other schools like Yale or UCONN and give us the same syllabus they use at those schools for our classes. The classes can be challenging, in a good way. Teachers here treat you like an individual, you aren't just a number and that is one of the best parts.
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I never thought I would go to a community college but in doing so, I have gained so much. It really is a community, a family. Many people look down on community colleges, saying that they are not "real colleges". Sure, NVCC doesn't have athletic teams or housing, and they don't offer degrees higher than an associate's. Yet, that doesn't make it anything less. The campus may be small, but it is beautiful. Did you know that they have 14 gardens? And they just opened a new building for nursing students. The professors are also your friends, they care about you here. I may not have planned on attending a community college, but I am so glad that I did.
For a two year, it's very good. Professors are second to none, many of which teach at the bigger universities in the state anyways. Literally same content, same course for a fraction of the cost. Since it's a two year, there's no real student life. No campus life. No night life. But most of that's not the colleges' fault, it' s Waterbury's. Deans are very helpful and will always do their best to make time for you no matter how busy they are. Financial Aid office could use a little more support early in the semester, but they do their best. If this was a four year school with dormatories in a relatively popular location, just off of professors, mentors and advisors alone, I could see it being a top 100 school in the country.