Irvine Valley College

5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Tel: (949)451-5100
12,984 students
Public institution
Irvine Valley College is an accredited, comprehensive institution of higher education, dedicated to excellence and committed to meeting the current and future learning needs of the diverse communities it serves. As an educational institution within the South Orange County Community District, the college provides a broad range of programs and courses. Student learning outcomes and student success are the measure of quality for all offerings.
School Highlights
Irvine Valley College serves 12,984 students (33% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.
Irvine Valley College is one of 17 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
The nearest community college is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Orange County (4.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 255 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
College Irvine 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 255 staff
61 staff
Irvine Valley College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 12,984 has grown by 8% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.74 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment 12,984 students 1,315 students
Irvine Valley College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 4,310 students
815 students
Irvine Valley College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 8,674 students
1,061 students
Irvine Valley College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Irvine Valley College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Irvine Valley College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Irvine Valley College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Irvine Valley College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Irvine Valley College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Irvine Valley College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Irvine Valley College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Irvine Valley College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Irvine 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. 0.74 0.70
Irvine Valley College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,453 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 $7,615 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,453 $5,590
Irvine Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,615 $10,086
Irvine Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 41%
Irvine Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Irvine Valley College is an institution of higher learning that seeks to deliver innovative instruction and student services programs, provide opportunities for student success and enter into dynamic community partnerships. The college maintains high educational standards as measured by student learning outcomes including skills and knowledge gained. The college serves students seeking to transfer, enhance career skills, obtain a degree or certificate, or improve basic skills. The college also provides student support services, community education, opportunities for lifelong learning, cultural experiences, and activities promoting economic development and partnerships with the community. The central purpose of these programs and services is the education of students to think critically and act responsibly within the global community. IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE combines a small-college environment with modern facilities and equipment, dedicated staff, and an excellent faculty who combine knowledge and experience with a sincere commitment to student learning. IVC has student government, over 20 student clubs, and co-curricular programs, including award-winning Model United Nations, Forensics, and Administration of Justice teams. Throughout the year there are art exhibits, concerts, dance and theatre performances, and special events. The 13 IVC men's and women's athletic teams include state and national champions. Irvine Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

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  • Pacific College
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Did You Know?
For Orange County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,144 per year for in-state students and $5,682 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Orange 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Orange County, CA is Concorde Career College-Garden Grove. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.