TOWARD A SPLENDID COLLEGE: NVCC, 2010 - 2016
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NVCC Celebrates Five Years of College Goal Sunday

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

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates ‘Spring Fling’ on the Plaza

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NVCC Students Recognized for Achievement in the Face of Adversity

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third Annual Open House

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

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New England Association of Schools and Colleges Visits Danbury Campus

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

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid2344DSC_1047web.jpg NVCC Honors Those Who Served

NVCC Honors Those Who Served

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

/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...

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

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

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NVCC Plans for the Future: Dreaming Big, Working Hard and Moving Forward for a Higher Purpose

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid2209_DSC0885web.jpg Educator Martha Kanter Returns to NVCC for Fall All-College Meeting

Educator Martha Kanter Returns to NVCC for Fall All-College Meeting

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.