Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen
CA, 91401-4096
Tel: (818)947-2600
18,744 students
Public institution

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Valley College is student-focused campus that is known for its high quality educational courses that prepares its graduates for university or vocational work. Valley College is committed to offering a class schedule comprised of hundreds of courses in a wide range of subjects to make it possible for you to transfer to a four-year college or university, complete your career/technical education training, or meet your fundamental skills needs. It is more important than ever to stay focused on your academic success. Each of us at Valley embraces the concept of learning and we are here to help you meet your goals. Our counselors can review program requirements with you. Our faculty will assure your learning experience is the best it can be. And, our staff serves as the glue that keeps it all together.
School Highlights:
Los Angeles Valley College serves 18,744 students (23% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
Los Angeles Valley College is one of 59 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles (7.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Los Angeles 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 18,744 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has decreased from 47:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
18,744 students
1,287 students
Los Angeles Valley College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
4,254 students
832 students
Los Angeles Valley College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 14,490 students
1,021 students
Los Angeles Valley College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Los Angeles Valley College sch enrollment Los Angeles Valley College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
13%
2%
Los Angeles Valley College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
41%
7%
Los Angeles Valley College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
5%
12%
Los Angeles Valley College Black (2006-2012)
% White
39%
66%
Los Angeles Valley College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Los Angeles Valley College More (2009-2012)
Los Angeles Valley College sch ethnicity Los Angeles 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. 0.66 0.45
Los Angeles Valley College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,220 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 74% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,160 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,220 $5,940
Los Angeles Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,160 $10,072
Los Angeles Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Los Angeles Valley College is the center of influence for education, personal development, lifelong learning, cultural activities, and career training in the San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles Valley College was created and developed to meet the tremendous growth of the San Fernando Valley during the 40's and early 50's. The college was officially chartered by the Los Angeles Board of Education in June of 1949. Valley opened its doors on September 12, 1949 and was located on the campus of Van Nuys High School. LAVC celebrated its 50th birthday in 1999 with a variety of events. In 2001, Valley College was granted a full 6-year renewal of its accreditation and given high praise for its educational programs. Valley College continues to be a focal point of the San Fernando Valley. The college's current enrollment exceeds 17,000 students with a faculty of over 200 full time and 275 part time instructors. Valley continues to offer a number of recreational and cultural opportunities to the community. L.A. Valley College offers classes in more than 75 academic disciplines, as well as certificates in 60 vocational fields, to help students reach their educational goals. Whether they wish to transfer to a 4-year university or learn the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace, students can enroll in the programs and courses they need at LAVC.

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