Charting Student Success through Data and Research
Spotlight is a publication of NOVA’s Office of Strategic Insights. Spotlight graphically presents data regarding issues that affect our students, our faculty, and our community, to encourage understanding of these issues, and discussion of strategies for addressing them.
Finances & Enrollment
Community college students will often enter college with significant financial need. Without the assistance of financial aid, paying for tuition, fees, and related expenses is extremely challenging. There are numerous options available to students, and the NOVA Financial Aid Office can…[MORE]
Retention & Success
A non-returning student is a student who chooses not to re-enroll for another semester, despite not graduating and/or transferring. Many non-returning students make substantial progress toward their academic goals while enrolled, but leave college short of achieving them. There are many reasons why students choose ….[MORE]
Balancing Life & Academics
The average part-time community college student attempts to balance academics with personal and professional responsibilities to succeed. Since part-time students make up a majority of NOVA’s student population, supporting students through their challenges is critical to helping every student achieve….[MORE]