Irvine Valley College

5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618-0301
Tel: (949)451-5100
12,972 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 12,972 students (33% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 63%.
Irvine Valley College is one of 17 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
The nearest community college is FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Orange County (4.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Irvine 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 12,972 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 57:1 has increased from 52:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
12,972 students
1,388 students
Irvine Valley College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
4,220 students
836 students
Irvine Valley College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 8,752 students
1,036 students
Irvine Valley College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Irvine Valley College sch enrollment Irvine Valley College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
Irvine Valley College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
Irvine Valley College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Irvine Valley College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Irvine Valley College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Irvine Valley College More (2009-2012)
Irvine Valley College sch ethnicity Irvine 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 0.44
Irvine Valley College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,487 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 125% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,935 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 53% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,487 $5,890
Irvine Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,935 $10,047
Irvine Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Orange, CA is Maric College-Anaheim. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.