Irvine Valley College

5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618-0301
Tel: (949)451-5100
  • 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 13,157 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 46:1 is higher than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Irvine Valley College is one of 18 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Irvine Valley College is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Orange County (4.3 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 284 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Irvine 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 Faculty284 staff97 staff
Irvine Valley College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Irvine Valley College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 46:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Irvine Valley College diversity score of 0.72 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment13,157 students7,516 students
Irvine Valley College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio46:144:1
Irvine Valley College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students4,659 students1,613 students
Irvine Valley College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students8,498 students5,903 students
Irvine Valley College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Irvine Valley College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Irvine Valley College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Irvine Valley College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Irvine Valley College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Irvine Valley College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Irvine Valley College Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
Irvine Valley College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
Irvine Valley College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Irvine Valley College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.720.73
Irvine Valley College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Irvine Valley College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,100$34,900
Irvine Valley College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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 $6,030 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,326$1,636
Irvine Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,030$6,797
Irvine Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid44%78%
Irvine Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,500$9,500
Irvine Valley College Median debt for students who have completed (2010-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,759$5,500
Irvine Valley College Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2015)
Source: 2016 (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 $1,636 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.