Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley

Tel: (314)513-4200
7,438 students
Public institution
The Florissant Valley campus is known for excellence in engineering and technology, in addition to a strong general education curriculum. The campus is home to St. Louis' only two-year biotechnology program, which is a leader in providing highly skilled workers for this emerging industry. Florissant Valley also offers unique programs in chemical technology and deaf communications, and has nationally recognized programs in art and childcare. The childcare program has an on-site Child Development Center, which is a national model, licensed by the state of Missouri and the National Association for the Education of the Young Child.
School Highlights:
Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley serves 7,438 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 20%.
Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley is one of 14 community colleges within Saint Louis County, MO.
The nearest community college is Vatterott College-Berkeley (3.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 215 teachers has grown by 0% over five years.
Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley 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
Instructional Staff Total 215 staff 41 staff

Student Body

The student population of 7,438 teachers has grown by 0% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 0% over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,438 students
1,287 students
Student : Teacher Ratio :1 31:1
# Full-Time Students
3,177 students
832 students
# Part-Time Students 4,261 students 1,021 students
Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley sch enrollment Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1% 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
2% 7%
% Black
59% 12%
% White
36% 66%
% Two or more races"
2% 2%
Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley sch ethnicity Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley 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. 0.52 0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,690 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,740 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,690 $5,890
Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,740 $10,050
Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Today, with a service area that spans 718 square miles, St. Louis Community College is Missouri's largest and one of the nation's most noted community college systems. Nearly 65,000 persons of all ages and educational backgrounds enroll for credit and non-credit courses each semester. Approximately one-half the households in the St. Louis area have at least one person who has attended the college. St. Louis Community College's three campuses, Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec, are shaped by their urban and suburban communities, and many programs are planned for the needs and special interests of their surrounding areas. The campuses offer freshman- and sophomore-level college transfer, career and developmental programs, plus non-credit continuing education courses. Each campus was designed to serve an area population of 400,000 to 600,000. Because the campuses primarily serve local students, sites were chosen on the basis of commuter access, availability of public transportation, cost, size, utilities, environment, projected population growth and community interest. The college also offers credit and non-credit courses through its continuing education programs. The courses, offered at more than 50 locations, represent program areas ranging from on-site career training at businesses, industries and government agencies to personal subjects to instructional television. Florissant Valley is situated on 108 acres of rolling, wooded hills in North St. Louis County. The well-lighted and well-maintained campus is conveniently located on Highway 270 near Highway 170. The campus is known for excellence in engineering and technology, teacher education and general education. A nationally recognized art program, chemical technology program and child care program with a Child Development Center are located on the Florissant Valley campus. About 10,000 students are enrolled in transfer, career and continuing education courses.

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