Diablo Valley College

  • The primary objective of Diablo Valley College is the development, growth and success of each of its students. At DVC student learning is paramount and comprises not simply the transference of knowledge and skills but also a process of intellectual, artistic, political, ethical, physical and spiritual exploration. We believe that such learning is the mutual responsibility of the college and the student.
School Highlights
  • Diablo Valley College serves 20,089 students (37% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 45:1 is higher than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Diablo Valley College is one of 4 community colleges within Contra Costa County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Diablo Valley College is Carrington College-Pleasant Hill (0.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Diablo Valley College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 447 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Diablo Valley College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty447 staff97 staff
Diablo Valley College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Diablo Valley College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Diablo Valley College diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment20,089 students7,516 students
Diablo Valley College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio45:144:1
Diablo Valley College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students7,503 students1,613 students
Diablo Valley College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students12,586 students5,903 students
Diablo Valley College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Diablo Valley College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Diablo Valley College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2011)
% Asian
Diablo Valley College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Diablo Valley College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Diablo Valley College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Diablo Valley College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Diablo Valley College Hawaiian (2009-2012)
% Two or more races
Diablo Valley College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
Diablo Valley College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Diablo Valley College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.780.73
Diablo Valley College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Diablo Valley College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$44,600$34,900
Diablo Valley College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,298 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,038 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,298$1,636
Diablo Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,038$6,797
Diablo Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid33%78%
Diablo Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2013)$3,500$4,750
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Diablo Valley College is one of three publicly supported two-year community colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District. The main campus is located off Interstate 680 in Pleasant Hill, California and twenty miles east of UC Berkeley. A new San Ramon Valley Campus in Dougherty Valley is currently under construction and is scheduled to open its doors to students in January of 2007. DVC also has a center in downtown Walnut Creek. DVC has developed into one of California's most successful transfer institutions, sending nearly 2,000 students each year to highly-rated colleges and universities. At the same time, DVC has created an array of excellent occupational programs, which prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. Diablo Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commissions for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The college operates under a semester calendar. The Career and Employment Services Center is located in the Technical Education building and offers students a spacious environment with the latest materials and technology. This area houses the CalWORKs Program, Career Development Services, Job Placement Services, Volunteer Services, and Workability III.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 599 students | 0.50 Mi380 Civic Dr., Ste. 300
    Pleasant Hill CA  94523
  • 8,695 students | 11.70 Mi2700 East Leland Road
    Pittsburg CA  94565
  • 6,321 students | 12.90 Mi2050 Center Sreet
    Berkeley CA  94704
  • 6,574 students | 13.40 Mi12500 Campus Dr
    Oakland CA  94619
  • 6,697 students | 14.70 Mi2600 Mission Bell Dr
    San Pablo CA  94806
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.