Los Angeles Valley College

  • 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 18,641 students (24% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Los Angeles Valley College is one of 51 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Los Angeles Valley College is Concorde Career College-North Hollywood (1.3 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 328 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Los Angeles 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 Faculty328 staff97 staff
Los Angeles Valley College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Los Angeles Valley College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The Los Angeles Valley College diversity score of 0.70 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment18,641 students7,516 students
Los Angeles Valley College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio57:144:1
Los Angeles Valley College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students4,522 students1,613 students
Los Angeles Valley College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students14,119 students5,903 students
Los Angeles Valley College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Los Angeles Valley College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Los Angeles Valley College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Los Angeles Valley College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Los Angeles Valley College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Los Angeles Valley College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Los Angeles Valley College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
Los Angeles Valley College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Los Angeles Valley College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.700.73
Los Angeles Valley College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Los Angeles Valley College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,700$34,900
Los Angeles Valley College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,220 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 $6,810 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,220$1,636
Los Angeles Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,810$6,797
Los Angeles Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%78%
Los Angeles Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$9,500
Los Angeles Valley College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,500
Los Angeles Valley College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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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.