TOWARD A SPLENDID COLLEGE: NVCC, 2010 - 2016
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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/aid1935DSC_1083.jpg Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third Annual Open House

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts Third Annual Open House

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NVCC Students Help Special Olympics Waterbury Meet Matching Fundraising Goal

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NVCC Recognizes First Class in Advanced Manufacturing Technology from Abbott Tech

/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/aid2442DSC_0546EDITED.jpg Annual Leadership Breakfast Celebrates ‘Powerful Year’ at NVCC

Annual Leadership Breakfast Celebrates ‘Powerful Year’ at NVCC

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NVCC Takes Top Honors in CTrides College Challenge

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid29642112-edit-downsized-for-web.jpg NVCC Hosts College Goal Sunday

NVCC Hosts College Goal Sunday

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NVCC’s GEAR UP, Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund Host Girls and STEM Expo

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid2089Kaynor-in-the-Elevatorweb.jpg Young Manufacturers Academy Visits NVCC

Young Manufacturers Academy Visits NVCC

/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/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/aid30090448-edit.jpg NVCC Hosts College Transfer Fairs on Waterbury and Danbury Campuses

NVCC Hosts College Transfer Fairs on Waterbury and Danbury Campuses

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/5301/News/aid1931Highteagroupretouch.jpg NVCC Students Recognized for Achievement in the Face of Adversity

NVCC Students Recognized for Achievement in the Face of Adversity

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NVCC Awarded Third Fulbright Grant

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.