Diablo Valley College

Tel: (925)685-1230
20,089 students
Public institution
The primary objective of Diablo Valley College is the development, growth and success of each of its students. At DVC student learning is paramount and comprises not simply the transference of knowledge and skills but also a process of intellectual, artistic, political, ethical, physical and spiritual exploration. We believe that such learning is the mutual responsibility of the college and the student.
School Highlights
Diablo Valley College serves 20,089 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 45:1 is higher than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 68%.
Diablo Valley College is one of 6 community colleges within Contra Costa County, CA.
The nearest community college is Carrington College-Pleasant Hill (0.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 447 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
College Diablo Valley College (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 447 staff
78 staff

Student Body

The student population of 20,089 has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has increased from 42:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.82 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 20,089 students 2,419 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 45:1
# Full-Time Students 7,503 students
1,297 students
# Part-Time Students 12,586 students
5,258 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.82 0.73

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,298 is more than the state average of $1,220. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,758 is more than the state average of $6,184. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,298 $1,220
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,758 $6,184
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 33%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Diablo Valley College is one of three publicly supported two-year community colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District. The main campus is located off Interstate 680 in Pleasant Hill, California and twenty miles east of UC Berkeley. A new San Ramon Valley Campus in Dougherty Valley is currently under construction and is scheduled to open its doors to students in January of 2007. DVC also has a center in downtown Walnut Creek. DVC has developed into one of California's most successful transfer institutions, sending nearly 2,000 students each year to highly-rated colleges and universities. At the same time, DVC has created an array of excellent occupational programs, which prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. Diablo Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commissions for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The college operates under a semester calendar. The Career and Employment Services Center is located in the Technical Education building and offers students a spacious environment with the latest materials and technology. This area houses the CalWORKs Program, Career Development Services, Job Placement Services, Volunteer Services, and Workability III.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 599 students | 0.50 Mi380 Civic Dr., Ste. 300
    Pleasant Hill CA 94523
  • 233 students | 1.00 Mi1140 Galaxy Way Ste 400
    Concord CA 94520
  • Heald College-Concord
    Private for-profit
    1,232 students | 4.00 Mi5130 Commercial Circle
    Concord CA 94520
  • 8,695 students | 11.70 Mi2700 East Leland Road
    Pittsburg CA 94565
  • 6,321 students | 12.90 Mi2050 Center Sreet
    Berkeley CA 94704
Did You Know?
Contra Costa County, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.80, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Contra Costa County, CA is Heald College-Concord. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.