San Bernardino Valley College

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San Bernardino Valley College Photo #1 - San Bernardino Valley College maintains a culture of continuous improvement and a commitment to provide high-quality education, innovative instruction, and services to a diverse community of learners.
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San Bernardino Valley College Photo #1 - San Bernardino Valley College maintains a culture of continuous improvement and a commitment to provide high-quality education, innovative instruction, and services to a diverse community of learners.
San Bernardino Valley College Photo #2 - Whether you're looking for a new job or trying to get the education you need for that next promotion, SBVC is a leader in career and technical training and is ready, willing and able to help you meet your goals.
San Bernardino Valley College Photo #3 - Our mission at SBVC is to prepare students for transfer to four-year universities, to enter the workforce by earning applied degrees and certificates, to foster economic growth and global competitiveness through workforce development, and to improve the quality of life in the Inland Empire and beyond.
San Bernardino Valley College Photo #4 - In the 2018 commencement ceremony, 1,424 students received 1,525 degrees and certificates, resulting in one of the largest graduating classes in thecollege`s 91-year history.
San Bernardino Valley College Photo #5 - The SBVC Auditorium has been the architectural gem of the campus for more than 80 years. Former President Richard M. Nixon and former First Lady Hillary Clinton participated in U.S. Senate campaigns in 1950 and 1996 inside the 569-seat venue.
San Bernardino Valley College Photo #6 - Pursue your athletic goals at SBVC! We have teams for basketball, baseball, football, soccer, track & field, cross country, volleyball, and softball.
San Bernardino Valley College Photo #7 - Our Athletics Department is housed in the newest and biggest building on campus. The 3-story Kinesiology & Athletics Complex covers 108,509 square feet of gyms, classrooms, and study spaces. Referred to by students as simply the "Gym," the complex includes 2 large gyms, basketball courts, a fitness room, a weight room, and locker rooms.
San Bernardino Valley College Photo #8 - San Bernardino Valley College provides a system of support services that enhances student success and achievement of educational goals.
San Bernardino Valley College Photo #9 - We build our reputation on the quality of our programs and services and on the safety, comfort, and beauty of our campus. We will hold both our students and ourselves to high standards of achievement and will expect all members of the college community to function as informed, responsible, and active members of society.
San Bernardino Valley College Photo #10 - No matter your background, experience, or dreams, your future starts here at San Bernardino Valley College.
  • Welcome to San Bernardino Valley College! For over 91 years, SBVC has offered the highest quality college education in liberal arts, science, technology, business, and the humanities. Our certificates cover many popular, in-demand, and emerging professions, including nursing, geographic information systems, and water supply technology. At SBVC, we make it a point to stay in touch with our educational and business partners to make sure that we are offering programs that area employers look to for qualified graduates. Our faculty and classified professionals reflect our community and combine academic preparation with a love of teaching to create a caring learning environment. Many of our professors and instructors have doctoral degrees and extensive industry experience, allowing them to pass on solutions to the real-world challenges you will face in your career. SBVC's mission is to prepare students for transfer to four-year universities, to enter the workforce by earning applied degrees and certificates, to foster economic growth and global competitiveness through workforce development, and to improve the quality of life in the Inland Empire and beyond.
School Highlights
  • San Bernardino Valley College serves 17,044 students (65% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • San Bernardino Valley College is one of 15 community colleges within San Bernardino County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to San Bernardino Valley College is Concorde Career College-San Bernardino (2.3 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 825 teachers has grown by 147% over five years.
San Bernardino Valley College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty825 staff97 staff
San Bernardino Valley College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of San Bernardino Valley College has grown by 32% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
  • The San Bernardino Valley College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment17,044 students7,516 students
San Bernardino Valley College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:144:1
San Bernardino Valley College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students11,079 students1,613 students
San Bernardino Valley College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students5,965 students5,903 students
San Bernardino Valley College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
San Bernardino Valley College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
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San Bernardino Valley College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2011)
% Asian
4%
13%
San Bernardino Valley College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
65%
37%
San Bernardino Valley College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
12%
7%
San Bernardino Valley College Black (2007-2016)
% White
13%
32%
San Bernardino Valley College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
San Bernardino Valley College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
5%
San Bernardino Valley College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.570.73
San Bernardino Valley College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
21%
29%
San Bernardino Valley College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,200$34,600
San Bernardino Valley College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,238 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 55% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,420 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has declined by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,238$1,636
San Bernardino Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,420$6,797
San Bernardino Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%78%
San Bernardino Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$2,400$9,500
San Bernardino Valley College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2014)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
San Bernardino Valley College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Football,
Soccer, Softball,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The mission of San Bernardino Valley College is to prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities; to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in business, industry and the professions; to advance the state and region's economic growth and global competitiveness through continuous workforce development; to work in partnership with the local community to improve the quality of life in the Inland Empire; and to prepare students for active participation in a multicultural society. The faculty and staff of San Bernardino Valley College are committed to student success and to teaching and service excellence. There are so many new changes happening on campus. Our new Library opened last June and we are beginning to use the new Health and Life Science building. The new Administration building should be completed by the end of the year. San Bernardino Valley College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post Secondary Accreditation and The U.S. Department of Education.

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