- West Valley College serves 11,709 students (34% of students are full-time).
- The school's student:teacher ratio of 47:1 is higher than the college average of 21:1.
- Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body.
- West Valley College is one of 10 community colleges within Santa Clara County, CA.
- The nearest community college is De Anza College (4.3 miles away).
West Valley College
Community College Avg.
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
|251 staff||63 staff|
|Total Enrollment||11,709 students||1,418 students|
|Student / Staff Ratio||1:47||1:21|
|# Full-Time Students||3,960 students||1,262 students|
|# Part-Time Students||7,749 students||1,508 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||1%||1%|
|% Two or more races||1%||2%|
|Finances and Admission|
|In-State Tuition Fees
|Out-State Tuition Fees
- 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.
- Sports Associations Memberships: National Athletic Association, National Junior College Athletic Association
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