Los Angeles Valley College

Tel: (818)947-2600
18,812 students
Public institution
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 18,812 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 59:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.
Los Angeles Valley College is one of 57 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is Concorde Career College-North Hollywood (1.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 320 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Los Angeles 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 320 staff
59 staff
Los Angeles Valley College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 18,812 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 59:1 has increased from 53:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
18,812 students
1,282 students
Los Angeles Valley College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 59:1
Los Angeles Valley College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
4,616 students
810 students
Los Angeles Valley College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 14,196 students
1,017 students
Los Angeles Valley College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Los Angeles Valley College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Los Angeles Valley College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Los Angeles Valley College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Los Angeles Valley College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Los Angeles Valley College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Los Angeles Valley College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Los Angeles Valley College Unknown (2006-2013)
Los Angeles 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. 0.66 0.53
Los Angeles Valley College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,221 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 74% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,161 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,221 $5,740
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,161 $10,294
Los Angeles Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 78%
Los Angeles Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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Did You Know?
For Los Angeles, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,198 per year for in-state students and $6,035 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,771 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles, CA is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles, 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 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles, CA is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.