West Valley College

14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, CA 95070
Tel: (408)867-2200
9,537 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 9,537 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% 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 241 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
West 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 241 staff
60 staff
West Valley College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 9,537 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,537 students
1,266 students
West Valley College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 40:1
21:1
West Valley College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,337 students
810 students
West Valley College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 6,200 students
1,017 students
West Valley College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
West Valley College sch enrollment West Valley College sta enrollment
% Asian
17%
2%
West Valley College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
23%
7%
West Valley College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
3%
12%
West Valley College Black (2006-2013)
% White
47%
57%
West Valley College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
5%
2%
West Valley College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
West Valley College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
West Valley College non_resident (2006-2013)
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 0.53
West Valley College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,178 is less than the state average of $5,740. 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 $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,178 $5,740
West Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,074 $10,260
West Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 44%
89%
West Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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Did You Know?
For Santa Clara, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,331 per year for in-state students and $6,425 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Santa Clara, 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 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Santa Clara, CA is San Jose City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.