San Bernardino Valley College

701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Tel: (909)384-4400
12,433 students
Public institution
San Bernardino Valley College is a culturally diverse comprehensive community college dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible to a diverse student population. The college serves high school graduates and those over eighteen years of age. In addition, the college provides a gateway to higher education and vocational training for non-traditional populations, including: qualified high school students; re-entry adults; immigrants; the educationally or financially challenged; and those who cannot or choose not to attend the main campus.
School Highlights:
San Bernardino Valley College serves 12,433 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 44:1 is lower than the community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
San Bernardino Valley College is one of 15 community colleges within San Bernardino County, CA.
The nearest community college is Concorde Career College-San Bernardino (2.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 281 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
College San Bernardino 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 281 staff
61 staff
San Bernardino Valley College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 12,433 has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has increased from 38:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 12,433 students 1,296 students
San Bernardino Valley College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 44:1
21:1
San Bernardino Valley College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 4,520 students
814 students
San Bernardino Valley College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 7,913 students
1,040 students
San Bernardino Valley College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
San Bernardino Valley College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
5%
5%
San Bernardino Valley College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
63%
21%
San Bernardino Valley College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
13%
15%
San Bernardino Valley College Black (2006-2013)
% White
15%
51%
San Bernardino Valley College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
San Bernardino Valley College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
San Bernardino Valley College Unknown (2006-2013)
San Bernardino 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. 0.56 0.68
San Bernardino Valley College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,238 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 55% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,420 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has declined by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,238 $5,660
San Bernardino Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,420 $10,250
San Bernardino Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 65%
89%
San Bernardino Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • The mission of San Bernardino Valley College is to prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities; to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in business, industry and the professions; to advance the state and region's economic growth and global competitiveness through continuous workforce development; to work in partnership with the local community to improve the quality of life in the Inland Empire; and to prepare students for active participation in a multicultural society. The faculty and staff of San Bernardino Valley College are committed to student success and to teaching and service excellence. There are so many new changes happening on campus. Our new Library opened last June and we are beginning to use the new Health and Life Science building. The new Administration building should be completed by the end of the year. San Bernardino Valley College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post Secondary Accreditation and The U.S. Department of Education.

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Did You Know?
For San Bernardino County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,562 per year for in-state students and $5,872 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,495 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

San Bernardino 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 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in San Bernardino County, CA is Concorde Career College-San Bernardino. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.