Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley

  • The Florissant Valley campus is known for excellence in engineering and technology, in addition to a strong general education curriculum. The campus is home to St. Louis' only two-year biotechnology program, which is a leader in providing highly skilled workers for this emerging industry. Florissant Valley also offers unique programs in chemical technology and deaf communications, and has nationally recognized programs in art and childcare. The childcare program has an on-site Child Development Center, which is a national model, licensed by the state of Missouri and the National Association for the Education of the Young Child.

School Highlights

Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley serves 7,438 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 42%.

Top Rankings

Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Missouri for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 215 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's--Public Urban-serving MulticampusAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty215 staff62 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment7,438 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio35:124:1
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# Full-Time Students3,177 students638 students
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# Part-Time Students4,261 students1,063 students
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% Asian
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2%
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% Hispanic
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4%
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% Black
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10%
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% White
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58%
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% Two or more races
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3%
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% Unknown races
100%
20%
Diversity Score0.000.61
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College Completion Rate (Year 2010)
9%
41%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,400$32,400

Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,690 is less than the state average of $3,825. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,740 is less than the state average of $5,579. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,690$3,825
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,740$5,579
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid47%87%
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Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2010)$7,500$9,309
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2010)$3,500$4,750
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Today, with a service area that spans 718 square miles, St. Louis Community College is Missouri's largest and one of the nation's most noted community college systems. Nearly 65,000 persons of all ages and educational backgrounds enroll for credit and non-credit courses each semester. Approximately one-half the households in the St. Louis area have at least one person who has attended the college. St. Louis Community College's three campuses, Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec, are shaped by their urban and suburban communities, and many programs are planned for the needs and special interests of their surrounding areas. The campuses offer freshman- and sophomore-level college transfer, career and developmental programs, plus non-credit continuing education courses. Each campus was designed to serve an area population of 400,000 to 600,000. Because the campuses primarily serve local students, sites were chosen on the basis of commuter access, availability of public transportation, cost, size, utilities, environment, projected population growth and community interest. The college also offers credit and non-credit courses through its continuing education programs. The courses, offered at more than 50 locations, represent program areas ranging from on-site career training at businesses, industries and government agencies to personal subjects to instructional television. Florissant Valley is situated on 108 acres of rolling, wooded hills in North St. Louis County. The well-lighted and well-maintained campus is conveniently located on Highway 270 near Highway 170. The campus is known for excellence in engineering and technology, teacher education and general education. A nationally recognized art program, chemical technology program and child care program with a Child Development Center are located on the Florissant Valley campus. About 10,000 students are enrolled in transfer, career and continuing education courses.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley is Ranken Technical College (8.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Ranken Technical College
    Ranken Technical College Photo - Ranken Technical College
    Private not-for-profit
    1,698 students | 8.30 Mi4431 Finney Ave
    Saint Louis, MO 63113
    (314) 371-0236
    8.301,698
  • 103 students | 9.60 Mi909 South Taylor Avenue
    Saint Louis, MO 63110
    (314) 652-0300
    9.60103
  • Hickey College
    Private, for profit
    415 students | 9.80 Mi940 Westport Plaza
    Saint Louis, MO 63146
    (314) 434-2212
    9.80415
  • 18,157 students | 11.40 Mi3221 McKelvey Road
    Bridgeton, MO 63044
    (314) 513-4200
    11.4018,157
  • 6,698 students | 13.60 Mi5800 Godfrey Rd
    Godfrey, IL 62035
    (618) 468-7000
    13.606,698
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Saint Louis community colleges have a diversity score of 0.19, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Saint Louis is Ranken Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.