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 20,271 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 45:1 is same as the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 75%.

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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Diablo Valley College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty447 staff145 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 45:1 has increased from 44:1 over five years.
The Diablo Valley College diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment20,271 students8,590 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio45:145:1
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# Full-Time Students7,440 students2,007 students
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# Part-Time Students12,831 students6,583 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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1%
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% Asian
17%
12%
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% Hispanic
23%
43%
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% Black
5%
7%
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% White
33%
25%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
8%
4%
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% Non Resident races
8%
4%
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% Unknown races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.790.73
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College Completion Rate
45%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$44,600$34,600
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,298 is less than the state average of $1,458. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,038 is more than the state average of $6,710. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,298$1,458
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,038$6,710
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid34%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,769$10,063
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,005$5,751
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Source: 2019 (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

The nearest community college to Diablo Valley College is Carrington College-Pleasant Hill (0.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 362 students | 0.60 Mi380 Civic Dr., Ste. 300
    Pleasant Hill CA  94523
    (925) 609-6650
    0.60362
  • 9,747 students | 11.70 Mi2700 East Leland Road
    Pittsburg CA  94565
    (925) 439-2181
    11.709,747
  • 6,053 students | 12.90 Mi2050 Center Sreet
    Berkeley CA  94704
    (510) 981-2800
    12.906,053
  • 7,453 students | 13.60 Mi12500 Campus Dr
    Oakland CA  94619
    (510) 531-4911
    13.607,453
  • 7,193 students | 14.80 Mi2600 Mission Bell Dr
    San Pablo CA  94806
    (510) 235-7800
    14.807,193
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