Napa Valley College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $20,000—$25,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    University Transfer, Pathway Program, Health Sciences

  • Setting

    Small/College town, Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory

  • Social Media

Find your future at Napa Valley College

Napa Valley College (NVC) is a community college based in beautiful northern California, about an hour north of San Francisco. The tree-lined campus is located on 160 acres overlooking the Napa River in the world-famous Napa Valley, an area known for its culture, hospitality, wine, fine food and year-round mild climate.

Discover your global pathway at Napa Valley College

At NVC, we offer an extensive range of more than 75 degree and certificate programs, including several with direct transfer pathways to the University of California and the California State University systems, making it a strategic choice for international students aiming for a seamless transition to four-year universities.

Our commitment is to provide an enriching education and professional growth opportunities. We pride ourselves on creating an environment that is inclusive, equitable and dedicated to excellence in education. Whether your goal is to transfer, to pursue a career, or to explore your interests, Napa Valley College, in the heart of northern California's wine country, provides excellent educational and profesional opportunities that are student-centered, focused on equity and community-oriented.

We uphold values that resonate globally:

  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Inclusion
  • Equity-Mindedness
  • Social Justice
  • Sustainability

Why choose Napa Valley College?

  1. World-class education: Ranked among the top community colleges in California, NVC is recognized for its high student success rates in transfers and employment.

  2. Seamless transfer opportunities: With more than 75 degree and certificate programs, including 17 Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT), we offer guaranteed pathways to California State Universities, University of California schools, and numerous other institutions, public and private.

  3. Specialized career training: Benefit from 48 tailored programs in fields such as viticulture, winery technology, wine marketing and sales, hospitality and tourism, culinary arts, health occupations, respiratory care, nursing, and more, designed to meet the demands of our local and global economy.

  4. Accelerated learning: Opt for our 8-week accelerated classes to fast-track your graduation or transfer goals.

  5. Comprehensive support services: From personalized education plans to counseling, we’re here to guide your academic journey from start to finish.

  6. Join clubs, theater, dance and social programs for after-class enrichment and entertainment.

  7. Participate in numerous athletic teams and intramural sports. Go to for more information.

Whether your aim is to further your education, embark on a new career, or explore new interests in the United States, NVC is your gateway to achieving your dreams on a global stage. Start your educational journey with us today and become part of our community. 

Enjoy on-campus student housing 

Napa Valley College is one of only 13 of 116 community colleges in California that offers on-campus student housing, starting in August 2024.

We offer traditional residence hall rooms, as well as furnished and unfurnished apartments, with utilities included. 

We're creating a comprehnsive student experience. You'll be close to classes, and your new home will be across the street from shopping, groceries, restaurants and entertainment.

Go to for details.

Learn more

Learn more by going to 

Napa Valley College

NAPA CA 94558
P: (707) 256-7201
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