Irvine Valley College

5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
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  • Irvine Valley College is an accredited, comprehensive institution of higher education, dedicated to excellence and committed to meeting the current and future learning needs of the diverse communities it serves. As an educational institution within the South Orange County Community District, the college provides a broad range of programs and courses. Student learning outcomes and student success are the measure of quality for all offerings.

School Highlights

Irvine Valley College serves 12,812 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

Irvine Valley College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 510 teachers has grown by 123% over five years.
Irvine Valley College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty510 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Irvine Valley College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
The Irvine 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 Enrollment12,812 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
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# Full-Time Students4,630 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students8,182 students6,350 students
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% Asian
27%
12%
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% Hispanic
24%
47%
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% Black
2%
6%
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% White
30%
23%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
7%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score0.770.70
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College Completion Rate
46%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,100$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,326 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,030 is less than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,326$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,030$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid46%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$10,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,859
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Irvine Valley College is an institution of higher learning that seeks to deliver innovative instruction and student services programs, provide opportunities for student success and enter into dynamic community partnerships. The college maintains high educational standards as measured by student learning outcomes including skills and knowledge gained. The college serves students seeking to transfer, enhance career skills, obtain a degree or certificate, or improve basic skills. The college also provides student support services, community education, opportunities for lifelong learning, cultural experiences, and activities promoting economic development and partnerships with the community. The central purpose of these programs and services is the education of students to think critically and act responsibly within the global community. IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE combines a small-college environment with modern facilities and equipment, dedicated staff, and an excellent faculty who combine knowledge and experience with a sincere commitment to student learning. IVC has student government, over 20 student clubs, and co-curricular programs, including award-winning Model United Nations, Forensics, and Administration of Justice teams. Throughout the year there are art exhibits, concerts, dance and theatre performances, and special events. The 13 IVC men's and women's athletic teams include state and national champions. Irvine Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,997 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,060 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.