Napa Valley College

  • Napa Valley College, a community college located in the beautiful wine country of northern California. You will find courses and programs that meet every need, whether you intend to transfer, learn occupational skills, or are looking for personal development classes. Napa Valley College offers an academic setting where students receive individual attention. Our faculty, staff and administration believe strongly that student-centered instruction and support services are the hallmark of our learning environment.

School Highlights

Napa Valley College serves 5,292 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 391 teachers has grown by 117% over five years.
Napa Valley College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-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 Faculty391 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Napa Valley College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
The Napa Valley College diversity score of 0.70 is equal to the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,292 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:124:1
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# Full-Time Students2,121 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students3,171 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
13%
12%
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% Hispanic
46%
47%
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% Black
5%
6%
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% White
26%
23%
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% Hawaiian
1%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Unknown races
3%
6%
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Diversity Score0.700.70
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College Completion Rate
33%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,500$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,942 is less than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,142$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,942$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid65%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,750$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,000$6,000
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Napa Valley College's tree-lined campus sits on a 160-acre site overlooking the Napa River in the heart of the world famous Napa Valley wine producing region. The campus is also home to the Napa Valley Vintners' Teaching Winery. Our campus offers outstanding facilities, from a Child Development Center to an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Off-campus services locations include the Upper Valley Campus in St. Helena and the Small Business Development Center in downtown Napa. A Community Education Center is used for non-credit classes and also houses the Napa Valley College Fine Arts Gallery. We also present a variety of classes at off campus locations throughout Napa County. A new outreach center is located in American Canyon. Classes are offered at different sites in American Canyon. Dedicated to educational excellence and student success since opening in 1942, Napa Valley College has a rich tradition of educating generations of Napa Valley residents. In addition, our state-of-the-art facilities attract students from a wide geographic area who want to take advantage of programs not offered elsewhere in the region. At Napa Valley College you can continue your education, prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university, train for a new career, upgrade current job skills or take classes for personal enrichment. The college is accredited by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Napa Valley College is Solano Community College (8.7 miles away).
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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.