Diablo Valley College

Tel: (925)685-1230
20,320 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 20,320 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 49:1 is higher than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.
Diablo Valley College is one of 6 community colleges within Contra Costa County, CA.
The nearest community college is Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill (0.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 414 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
College Diablo Valley College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 414 staff
61 staff
Diablo Valley College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 20,320 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 49:1 has increased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.76 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 94% over five years.
Total Enrollment 20,320 students 1,315 students
Diablo Valley College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 49:1
Diablo Valley College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 7,470 students
815 students
Diablo Valley College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 12,850 students
1,061 students
Diablo Valley College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Diablo Valley College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Diablo Valley College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Diablo Valley College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Diablo Valley College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Diablo Valley College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Diablo Valley College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Diablo Valley College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Diablo Valley College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Diablo Valley College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.76 0.70
Diablo Valley College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,298 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 75% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,038 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,298 $5,590
Diablo Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,038 $10,086
Diablo Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 33%
Diablo Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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
  • 346 students | 0.50 Mi380 Civic Dr. Ste. 300
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
  • 288 students | 1.00 Mi1140 Galaxy Way Ste 400
    Concord, CA 94520
  • 8,500 students | 11.70 Mi2700 East Leland Road
    Pittsburg, CA 94565
  • 6,755 students | 12.90 Mi2050 Center Sreet
    Berkeley, CA 94704
  • 6,195 students | 13.40 Mi12500 Campus Dr
    Oakland, CA 94619
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 0.77, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Contra Costa County, CA is ITT Technical Institute-Concord. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.