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Study at Napa Valley College

Napa Valley College was established in 1942 as Napa Community College. The main campus of the college is located in Napa Valley, California. In addition, it runs an Upper Valley Campus located in St. Helena. The college also operates a Small Business Development Center in Napa. NVC is divided into the following academic schools:

  • Business and Computer Studies
  • Criminal Justice Training
  • Department of Technical Studies
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • Language and Developmental Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Science, Math and Engineering
  • Social Sciences
NVC participates in a wide variety of sports like men's basketball, baseball, soccer, men's golf, softball, women's golf, basketball and volleyball, which compete in the Bay Valley Conference. Its athletic teams are nicknamed the Storm.

Profile of Napa Valley College

Napa Valley College is in a small suburb, in Napa, California. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Napa Valley College earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include science and security and law enforcement.

Napa Valley College Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as Napa Valley College offers open admission.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Napa Valley College are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 7, 169 students (3, 781 full-time equivalent). Adults changing careers are relatively common at Napa Valley College.

Napa Valley College Tuition and Affordability

Degree seekers find the school to be more affordable than many of its peers.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Napa Valley College engages students by providing high quality programs and services that promote learning, enhance individual development and prepare life-long learners for their roles in our diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. "

Napa Valley College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts313social services, liberal arts and sciences, humanities
Security and Law Enforcement122criminal justice and police
Science111biological and physical sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine103registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic
Medical Support and Technology77mental health services tech, respiratory care tech
Family and Social Work24human services, family studies
Agricultural Science and Management23various agricultural courses
Beauty and Cosmetology11cosmetology
Law10legal assistant
Business and Management8accounting, business, business management
Photography and Commercial Art7commercial photography
Media7radio and television
Engineering Technician6drafting
Production Trades5machinist, welding
office and Administration1administrative assistant, data entry
Computer Science and Engineering1information technology, computer networking

Contact: Napa Valley College

Napa Valley College

2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy

Napa, California 94558-6236

General Phone: (707) 253-3000


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