Evergreen Valley College

  • With student learning as its primary focus, Evergreen Valley College’s mission is to empower students to expand their human potential and to succeed in a global, multicultural society. The College provides access to comprehensive and flexible post-secondary education to prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for balanced and productive lives and to improve the workforce and quality of life in our community.
School Highlights
  • Evergreen Valley College serves 9,133 students (30% 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 91% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Evergreen Valley College is one of 8 community colleges within Santa Clara County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Evergreen Valley College is Carrington College-San Jose (4.6 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 204 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
Evergreen 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 Faculty204 staff97 staff
Evergreen Valley College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Evergreen Valley College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Evergreen Valley College diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment9,133 students7,516 students
Evergreen Valley College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio45:144:1
Evergreen Valley College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,737 students1,613 students
Evergreen Valley College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students6,396 students5,903 students
Evergreen Valley College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Evergreen Valley College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
Evergreen Valley College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.670.73
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,000$34,600

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,326 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 $7,010 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,326$1,636
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,010$6,797
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%78%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$9,500$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$5,250$5,500
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Evergreen Valley College (EVC) is an established energetic institution located on a picturesque 175 acre site in the eastern foothills of San Jose. Planning for the college began on July 1, 1964, when the San Jose/ Evergreen Community College District officially became an independent college district. By November 16, the Board of Trustees had approved an outline for a comprehensive study to develop a master plan for the District. Citizens' advisory committees were formed to assess the educational needs of the District. The Learning Resource Center, which opened in Fall 1979, houses the Library, Media Services, Counseling Services, Transfer/Career Center, Disabled Student Services, Testing Center, Student Health Services, Financial Aid and Apple Computer Laboratory. In addition, the Learning Resource Center includes Montgomery Hall, a 250 seat multipurpose facility available for instruction and Community Service activities. Like other California public community colleges, Evergreen Valley College is a tax-supported college and has comprehensive curricular offerings through day, evening, and weekend classes. Evergreen Valley College joins San Jose City College in serving residents of the 303 square mile San Jose/ Evergreen Community College District. The District includes the areas served by Milpitas and San Jose Unified School Districts, together with the Eastside Union High School District. Residents who are high school graduates, or at least 18 years of age, may attend either college, as there are no attendance boundaries within the District.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Carrington College-San Jose
    Private, for profit
    805 students | 4.60 Mi6201 San Ignacio Ave.
    San Jose CA  95119
  • 9,072 students | 9.20 Mi2100 Moorpark Ave
    San Jose CA  95128
  • 8,435 students | 13.60 Mi3000 Mission College Blvd
    Santa Clara CA  95054
  • 9,062 students | 14.10 Mi14000 Fruitvale Ave
    Saratoga CA  95070
  • Wyotech-Fremont
    Private, for profit
    805 students | 14.60 Mi200 Whitney Place
    Fremont CA  94539
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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.