Napa Valley College

2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy
Napa, CA 94558
Tel: (707)253-3000
6,712 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 6,712 students (37.40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is lower than the community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% 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 176 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
College Napa 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 176 staff
61 staff
Napa Valley College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,712 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,712 students 1,296 students
Napa Valley College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1
Napa Valley College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,510 students
810 students
Napa Valley College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,202 students
1,036 students
Napa Valley College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Napa Valley College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Napa Valley College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Napa Valley College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Napa Valley College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Napa Valley College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Napa Valley College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Napa Valley College Unknown (2006-2013)
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. 0.69 0.53
Napa Valley College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 73% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,942 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,142 $5,694
Napa Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,942 $10,252
Napa Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 66%
Napa Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $2,431 per year for in-state students and $6,925 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,852 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 . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.