Charting Student Success through Data and Research
About Data Spotlight
Data Spotlight, a publication of NOVA’s Office of Strategic Insights, is a quarterly newsletter that makes institutional research easy to understand by presenting data regarding NOVA’s student achievement criteria, key performance indicators, regional labor market, and other important metrics in a visual format.
Fall 2018 to Fall 2019
Retention from the first year of college to the second year is an important indicator of student success. The College Board’s recent research on student retention in the era of COVID-19 suggests the negative impact of the pandemic on fall-to-fall retention was greater in…[MORE]
Researchers have identified population decline, employment opportunities, and competition from four-year institutions as factors that contributed to a nationwide decrease in enrollment of first-time in college students at public, two-year colleges between…[MORE]
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]