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 16,194 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 49:1 is higher than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 75%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 328 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Los Angeles Valley College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalAssociate'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 Faculty328 staff149 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Los Angeles Valley College has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 49:1 has increased from 45:1 over five years.
The Los Angeles Valley College diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment16,194 students8,598 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio49:145:1
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# Full-Time Students4,115 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students12,079 students6,583 students
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% Asian
5%
12%
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% Hispanic
49%
43%
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% Black
5%
7%
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% White
29%
25%
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
2%
4%
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% Unknown races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score0.660.73
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College Completion Rate
21%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,700$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,220 is less than the state average of $1,458. 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 $6,710. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,220$1,458
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,810$6,710
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$10,063
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,751
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Source: 2019 (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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The nearest community college to Los Angeles Valley College is Concorde Career College-North Hollywood (1.3 miles away).
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  • National Career College
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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 equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in California is Coastline Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.