• 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 19,871 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 19,871 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,298
  • Out-state tuition: $7,038
  • Student:teacher ratio: 27:1
  • Minority enrollment: 66%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Diablo Valley College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 725 teachers has grown by 56% over five years.
Diablo Valley College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
725 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Diablo Valley College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 45:1 over five years.
The Diablo Valley College diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
19,871 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
27:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
7,287 students
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
12,584 students
6,350 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
18%
12%
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% Hispanic
27%
47%
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% Black
5%
6%
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% White
34%
23%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
9%
4%
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% Non Resident races
5%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.77
0.70
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College Completion Rate
46%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$44,600
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,298 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,038 is less than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,298
$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,038
$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
45%
79%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$5,019
$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,000
$6,000
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 19,871 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,298
  • Out-state tuition: $7,038
  • Student:teacher ratio: 27:1
  • Minority enrollment: 66%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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