• Valley College is student-focused campus that is known for its high quality educational courses that prepares its graduates for university or vocational work. Valley College is committed to offering a class schedule comprised of hundreds of courses in a wide range of subjects to make it possible for you to transfer to a four-year college or university, complete your career/technical education training, or meet your fundamental skills needs. It is more important than ever to stay focused on your academic success. Each of us at Valley embraces the concept of learning and we are here to help you meet your goals. Our counselors can review program requirements with you. Our faculty will assure your learning experience is the best it can be. And, our staff serves as the glue that keeps it all together.

School Highlights

Los Angeles Valley College serves 15,957 students (20% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 15,957 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,220
  • Out-state tuition: $6,810
  • Student:teacher ratio: 27:1
  • Minority enrollment: 69%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 584 teachers has grown by 78% over five years.
Los Angeles Valley College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
584 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Los Angeles Valley College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The Los Angeles Valley College diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
15,957 students
7,899 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
27:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,235 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
12,722 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
947 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,235 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
12,722 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% Asian
8%
14%
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% Hispanic
49%
45%
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% Black
4%
5%
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% White
31%
26%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.65
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
26%
35%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,700
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,220 is less than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,810 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,220
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,810
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
83%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,375
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Los Angeles Valley College is the center of influence for education, personal development, lifelong learning, cultural activities, and career training in the San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles Valley College was created and developed to meet the tremendous growth of the San Fernando Valley during the 40's and early 50's. The college was officially chartered by the Los Angeles Board of Education in June of 1949. Valley opened its doors on September 12, 1949 and was located on the campus of Van Nuys High School. LAVC celebrated its 50th birthday in 1999 with a variety of events. In 2001, Valley College was granted a full 6-year renewal of its accreditation and given high praise for its educational programs. Valley College continues to be a focal point of the San Fernando Valley. The college's current enrollment exceeds 17,000 students with a faculty of over 200 full time and 275 part time instructors. Valley continues to offer a number of recreational and cultural opportunities to the community. L.A. Valley College offers classes in more than 75 academic disciplines, as well as certificates in 60 vocational fields, to help students reach their educational goals. Whether they wish to transfer to a 4-year university or learn the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace, students can enroll in the programs and courses they need at LAVC.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Los Angeles Valley College cost?

Los Angeles Valley College's tuition is approximately $1,220 for In-State students and $6,810 for Out-State students.

What is Los Angeles Valley College's ranking?

Los Angeles Valley College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 15,957 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,220
  • Out-state tuition: $6,810
  • Student:teacher ratio: 27:1
  • Minority enrollment: 69%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,211 per year for in-state students and $6,572 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $24,568 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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