Napa Valley College

2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy
Napa, CA 94558-6236
Tel: (707)253-3000
6,348 students
Public institution
Napa Valley College, a community college located in the beautiful wine country of northern California. You will find courses and programs that meet every need, whether you intend to transfer, learn occupational skills, or are looking for personal development classes. Napa Valley College offers an academic setting where students receive individual attention. Our faculty, staff and administration believe strongly that student-centered instruction and support services are the hallmark of our learning environment.
School Highlights
Napa Valley College serves 6,348 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is lower than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.
Napa Valley College is the only community colleges within Napa County, CA.
The nearest community college is Solano Community College (8.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 184 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
College Napa Valley College 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 184 staff
62 staff
Napa Valley College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 6,348 has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,348 students 1,371 students
Napa Valley College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
22:1
Napa Valley College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,249 students
779 students
Napa Valley College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 4,099 students
1,083 students
Napa Valley College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Napa Valley College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
14%
5%
Napa Valley College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
35%
20%
Napa Valley College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
4%
15%
Napa Valley College Black (2006-2014)
% White
38%
49%
Napa Valley College White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
Napa Valley College Hawaiian (2008-2012)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
Napa Valley College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
4%
6%
Napa Valley College Unknown (2006-2014)
Napa 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. 0.71 0.70
Napa Valley College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,942 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,142 $5,664
Napa Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,942 $10,360
Napa Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70%
90%
Napa Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Napa Valley College's tree-lined campus sits on a 160-acre site overlooking the Napa River in the heart of the world famous Napa Valley wine producing region. The campus is also home to the Napa Valley Vintners' Teaching Winery. Our campus offers outstanding facilities, from a Child Development Center to an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Off-campus services locations include the Upper Valley Campus in St. Helena and the Small Business Development Center in downtown Napa. A Community Education Center is used for non-credit classes and also houses the Napa Valley College Fine Arts Gallery. We also present a variety of classes at off campus locations throughout Napa County. A new outreach center is located in American Canyon. Classes are offered at different sites in American Canyon. Dedicated to educational excellence and student success since opening in 1942, Napa Valley College has a rich tradition of educating generations of Napa Valley residents. In addition, our state-of-the-art facilities attract students from a wide geographic area who want to take advantage of programs not offered elsewhere in the region. At Napa Valley College you can continue your education, prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university, train for a new career, upgrade current job skills or take classes for personal enrichment. The college is accredited by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,586 per year for in-state students and $6,395 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,671 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California 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 California is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.