Irvine Valley College

5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Tel: (949)451-5100
12,984 students
Public institution

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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).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 51:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 63%.
Irvine Valley College is one of 18 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
The nearest community college is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Orange County (4.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 255 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
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
59 staff

Student Body

The student population of 12,984 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 51:1 has increased from 48:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
12,984 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 51:1
# Full-Time Students
4,310 students
810 students
Irvine Valley College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 8,674 students
1,017 students
Irvine Valley College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Irvine Valley College 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
% Non Resident races
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. 0.65 0.53
Irvine Valley College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,453 is less than the state average of $5,742. 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 $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,453 $5,742
Irvine Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,615 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 41%
Source: 2013 (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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Did You Know?
For Orange, 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, 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 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Orange, CA is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Orange County. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.