West Valley College

14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga
CA, 95070-5698
Tel: (408)867-2200
10,287 students
Public institution

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West Valley College is a public community college whose primary purpose is to facilitate successful learning. It is committed to the education of the individual along with fostering the economic development of the communities it serves. West Valley College provides students with opportunities to participate in a wide spectrum of educational experiences designed to fulfill their academic and career needs. Encouraged to seek knowledge and wisdom as lifelong learners, our students are motivated to expand their human potential, enrich the quality of their lives, and develop the job skills and other competencies necessary to function in contemporary society.
School Highlights:
West Valley College serves 10,287 students (30% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
West Valley College is one of 9 community colleges within Santa Clara County, CA.
The nearest community college is De Anza College (4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
West 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 10,287 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,287 students
1,287 students
West Valley College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,117 students
832 students
West Valley College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 7,170 students
1,021 students
West Valley College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
West Valley College sch enrollment West Valley College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
9%
2%
West Valley College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
25%
7%
West Valley College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
2%
12%
West Valley College Black (2006-2012)
% White
62%
66%
West Valley College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
West Valley College More (2009-2012)
West Valley College sch ethnicity West 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. 0.54 0.45
West Valley College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,178 is less than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has grown by 68% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,074 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,178 $5,917
West Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,074 $10,050
West Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

West Valley College is a public California Community College located on the west side of Silicon Valley, in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, 50 miles south of San Francisco. Continuing a nearly 40 year tradition, West Valley College offers 18 dynamic career programs, professional certificates, and degree programs with exceptional preparation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Flexible course options including online and distance learning combined with many levels of support such as financial assistance, educational planning, personal counseling, child care and learning skills programs provide every student the opportunity for the highest academic and personal success. West 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 Commission on Recognition of Post-secondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

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