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 6,348 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Napa Valley College is the only community colleges within Napa County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Napa Valley College is Solano Community College (8.8 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 184 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Napa 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 Faculty184 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Napa Valley College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Napa Valley College diversity score of 0.71 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,348 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio35:144:1
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# Full-Time Students2,249 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students4,099 students5,903 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
14%
13%
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% Hispanic
35%
37%
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% Black
4%
7%
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% White
38%
32%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.710.73
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College Completion Rate
31%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,500$34,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,942 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,142$1,636
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,942$6,797
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid70%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,291$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$5,500
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Source: 2016 (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.

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