TOWARD A SPLENDID COLLEGE: NVCC, 2010 - 2016
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Young Manufacturers Academy Visits NVCC

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

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NVCC Awarded Third Fulbright Grant

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United States Department of Education Ranks Naugatuck Valley Community College One of the Top 25 Colleges in the Nation to Advance Opportunities for...

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Student Open Mic and Art Show Brings Students to Downtown Danbury

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

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

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NVCC Welcomes New Students, Families as Spring Semester Commences

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

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

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NVCC Grad Begins Dream Job with ‘Big Blue’

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NVCC Celebrates Five Years of College Goal Sunday

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NVCC Hosts Bethel High School Students for Fourth Annual Kick Start Program

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid31753175Founders-Donation-Check-Signing-WTBY-Hospital-(11)-edited-for-web.jpg Greater Waterbury Health Network Leads the Way in Support of the Naugatuck Valley Community College Center for Health Sciences

Greater Waterbury Health Network Leads the Way in Support of the Naugatuck Valley Community College Center for Health Sciences

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

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.