TOWARD A SPLENDID COLLEGE: NVCC, 2010 - 2016
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid28322832webnewsltrPres.Wally.Felipe.jpg Naugatuck Valley Community College Welcomes Third Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence

Naugatuck Valley Community College Welcomes Third Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid30082016-Tree-Trimming_Prism-Lounge-(10).JPG SGA Tree Trimming Ceremony Kicks Off Month of Philanthropic Holiday Celebrations at NVCC

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

/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’

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid2020WEB-Group-Shot.jpg Principal-to-President Scholarships Provide High School-to-College Link for 30 Local Students

Principal-to-President Scholarships Provide High School-to-College Link for 30 Local Students

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NVCC Welcomes New Students, Families as Fall Semester Commences

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid3136NVCC-ADV-MFG-Abbot-Tech_12142016_for-web.jpg NVCC Recognizes First Class in Advanced Manufacturing Technology from Abbott Tech

NVCC Recognizes First Class in Advanced Manufacturing Technology from Abbott Tech

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Color Guard Procession, Patriotic Sing-Along among Highlights of All College Meeting

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Area High School Students Get Head Start on Higher Ed through NVCC’s College Career Pathways Program

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid2442DSC_0546EDITED.jpg Annual Leadership Breakfast Celebrates ‘Powerful Year’ at NVCC

Annual Leadership Breakfast Celebrates ‘Powerful Year’ at NVCC

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid31503150Michael-Schwartz-Portrait_Dec-2016-(1).jpg Texas A&M University Recognizes NVCC Horticulture Team as Leader in Rose Trials for Sustainability

Texas A&M University Recognizes NVCC Horticulture Team as Leader in Rose Trials for Sustainability

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid2285DSC_0450.JPG NVCC Strategizes to Support America’s College Promise

NVCC Strategizes to Support America’s College Promise

/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/aid31663166Founders1-19-2017-(2)_edited.jpg Naugatuck Valley Community College Opens New Center for Health Sciences

Naugatuck Valley Community College Opens New Center for Health Sciences

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid2213DSC_0613-EDITED-WEB.jpg Free Local Bus Service for NVCC Students in Danbury Now a Reality

Free Local Bus Service for NVCC Students in Danbury Now a Reality

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NVCC Students Help Special Olympics Waterbury Meet Matching Fundraising Goal

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
Institutional Master Plans
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.