Valencia College

190 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
Tel: (407)299-2187
43,217 students
Public institution
Valencia is a publicly supported, comprehensive community college that continually identifies and addresses the changing learning needs of the communities it serves.
School Highlights
Valencia College serves 43,217 students (38% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 54%.
Valencia College is one of 14 community colleges within Orange County, FL.
The nearest community college is Adventist University of Health Sciences (2.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 811 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
College Valencia College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 811 staff
62 staff
Valencia College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 43,217 has grown by 10% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 43,217 students 1,371 students
Valencia College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 16,437 students
779 students
Valencia College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 26,780 students
1,083 students
Valencia College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Valencia College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Valencia College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Valencia College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Valencia College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Valencia College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Valencia College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Valencia College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Valencia College Non Resident (2006-2014)
Valencia 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. 0.72 0.70
Valencia College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,474 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,383 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,474 $5,664
Valencia College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,383 $10,360
Valencia College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82%
Valencia College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Since our founding in 1967, Valencia Community College has been "about" one thing: helping students become as successful as possible in their classes, careers and lives. And from this premise, we have grown to become a multi-campus college serving over 52,000 students a year. We've also evolved into a valuable community partner offering excellent workforce training and economic development. From those humble beginnings, Valencia has become an innovative leader in higher education with a national reputation for teaching excellence. With four campuses and two centers in the Orlando area, Valencia is now the third largest of Florida's 28 community colleges, teaching more than 50,000 students a year. To better meet the needs of our students, Valencia opened the East Campus in 1975, the Osceola Campus in 1997 and the Winter Park Campus in 1998. Yet we never lost sight of our original goals. Armed with practical knowledge, Valencia's faculty and staff put their energies into a "learning-centered" philosophy that emphasizes individual student success. In an ongoing effort to be responsive to the business community, Valencia builds relationships with high schools, universities and corporate partners to strengthen academic scholarship and economic development. Valencia has hundreds of corporate education/training partnerships, including those with Florida Hospital, Lockheed Martin, NationsBank, Sea World, SmithKline/Beecham, and Universal Studios. The National Alliance of Business named Valencia "National Community College of the Year" in 1998 for its "effective and innovative leadership" in meeting the workforce needs of business and industry. The recognition is considered one of the country's most prestigious higher education awards. Valencia Foundation's mission is to enhance learning, workforce training and economic development in Central Florida through the support of scholarships, teaching chairs, programs and buildings for Valencia Community College.

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Did You Know?
For Orlando private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,885 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Orlando 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 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Orlando is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Orlando. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.