Diablo Valley College

Tel: (925)685-1230
21,111 students
Public institution

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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 21,111 students (29% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
Diablo Valley College is one of 7 community colleges within Contra Costa County, CA.
The nearest community college is Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill (0.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Diablo 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

Student Body

The student population of 21,111 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has increased from 41:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
21,111 students
1,287 students
Diablo Valley College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
6,072 students
832 students
Diablo Valley College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 15,039 students
1,021 students
Diablo Valley College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Diablo Valley College sch enrollment Diablo Valley College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
23%
2%
Diablo Valley College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
19%
7%
Diablo Valley College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
4%
12%
Diablo Valley College Black (2006-2012)
% White
51%
66%
Diablo Valley College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Diablo Valley College More (2010-2012)
Diablo Valley College sch ethnicity Diablo Valley College sta ethnicity
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. 0.65 0.45
Diablo Valley College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,298 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 75% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,758 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,298 $5,845
Diablo Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,758 $10,047
Diablo Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

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For Contra Costa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,486 per year for in-state students and $9,581 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,020 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Contra Costa is 92%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Contra Costa 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 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Contra Costa is Contra Costa College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.