TOWARD A SPLENDID COLLEGE: NVCC, 2010 - 2016
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid2346AxayPatelweb.jpg NVCC Grad Begins Dream Job with ‘Big Blue’

NVCC Grad Begins Dream Job with ‘Big Blue’

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid3006Diversity-ESL-Program-Article_12-5-16-(13)-Karlene-1.jpg A Community of Many Nations: NVCC Boasts Students from More Than 50 Countries

A Community of Many Nations: NVCC Boasts Students from More Than 50 Countries

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid32553255Isabelle-Maxed-Combined.jpg NVCC Faculty and Students Selected to Show Work at Hartford Gallery

NVCC Faculty and Students Selected to Show Work at Hartford Gallery

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid2282WIMGroup.jpg NVCC Marks Manufacturing Month with ‘Women in Manufacturing—Inspire, Attract, Retain’

NVCC Marks Manufacturing Month with ‘Women in Manufacturing—Inspire, Attract, Retain’

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Leaders Come Together for NVCC’s Sixth Community Meeting

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid29612961President's-Circle-3.jpg NVCC Inducts Seven New Student Ambassadors into President’s Circle

NVCC Inducts Seven New Student Ambassadors into President’s Circle

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid1983_DSC0782.jpg NVCC Celebrates 50th Commencement, More Than 1,000 Graduates

NVCC Celebrates 50th Commencement, More Than 1,000 Graduates

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid33463346Esty-Visits-NVCC_041017_3_edited-for-web.jpg NVCC Hosts U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty on its Waterbury Campus

NVCC Hosts U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty on its Waterbury Campus

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SGA Tree Trimming Ceremony Kicks Off Month of Philanthropic Holiday Celebrations at NVCC

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid1995Siemons-Manufacturing-Scholarships.jpg Outstanding Students Recognized at Honors Night

Outstanding Students Recognized at Honors Night

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid31933193ELL-Students-Visit-NVCC-(18)_edited-for-web.jpg English Language Learners from Waterbury High Schools Get a Glimpse of College Life

English Language Learners from Waterbury High Schools Get a Glimpse of College Life

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid2443DSC_0721StudentSpeakerandParents.jpg Third Time the Charm for NVCC Nursing Student

Third Time the Charm for NVCC Nursing Student

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid31943194Pres-with-Esty.jpg U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty Recognizes NVCC for Successful Manufacturing Job Placements, Community Collaboration and Grant Opportunities that...

U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty Recognizes NVCC for Successful Manufacturing Job Placements, Community Collaboration and Grant Opportunities that...

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid3191NVCC-Leadership-Breakfast-(64)_edited.jpg NVCC Hosts Leadership Breakfast

NVCC Hosts Leadership Breakfast

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid1935DSC_1083.jpg Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third Annual Open House

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third Annual Open House

A Regional Force in Education and Beyond

When you think of college, what kind of institution comes to mind?

In our experience, most people think of an ivy-covered four-year institution. It's rare that this question conjures up an image of a community college.

Yet, the 1,132 accredited community colleges in the U.S. enroll 44% of all domestic undergraduates. About half of all students at four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. attend community colleges prior to earning their degrees. In recent years that has translated into an annual community college enrollment of about 8 million students in credit programs and another 5 million for non-credit courses.

What is presented in NVCC's 2013-2016 Strategic Plan builds on the previous plan, maintaining the well-tested framework of five goals to serve as grounding forces in all that we do. Each goal then includes three initiatives, many of which got started or built momentum under our 2010–13 Strategic Plan. These goals and corresponding initiatives will drive activities on campus, focusing where in the higher education educational continuum—from pre-collegiate to program completion, graduation, employment and transfer—we think we can leverage significant impact to improve the 10 college-wide outcomes we will collectively strive for by 2016. Most importantly, they represent our efforts to even more fully realize our potential as a regional force in education and beyond.

Goal Framework
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References

1 American Association of Community Colleges 2012 Fact Sheet. 2 Ibid. 3 College Board Center for Innovative Thought. Winning the Skills Race and Strengthening America’s Middle Class: An Action Agenda for Community Colleges. January 2008, p. 16.