8344 W Mineral King Ave
Visalia, CA 93291
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • San Joaquin Valley College - Careers start here. Better opportunities and increased financial stability could be just around the corner. Get the skills needed in today's competitive job market with accelerated programs in medical, technical, and business fields.
  • Founded in 1977, SJVC is an accredited private junior college with campuses located throughout California - including an Online division - offering a balance of classroom instruction and hands-on training to meet your needs.
  • FINANCIAL AID: Financial aid is available to qualified students in the form of federal grants, loans, work-study, scholarships and institutional payment plans.
  • ACCREDITATION: San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org. San Joaquin Valley College is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution in the state of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). BPPE physical address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833; mailing address: P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818; phone (916) 431-6959; toll free (888) 370-7589; fax (916) 263-1897; website: www.bppe.ca.gov
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School Highlights

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia serves 6,621 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,621 students
  • Private-state tuition: $16,606
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 79%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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Attribute
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 635 teachers has grown by 230% over five years.
San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
635 staff
308 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
22
10

Student Body

The student population of San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia has grown by 311% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,621 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
6,621 students
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
6,350 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
% Asian
5%
12%
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% Hispanic
52%
47%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia and the percentage of Black community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
21%
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia and the percentage of White community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Unknown races
11%
6%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.67
0.70
This chart display the diversity score of San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia and the community college average diversity score of CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate
47%
28%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of CA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,900
$34,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of CA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $16,606 is less than the state average of $21,060. The private state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$16,606
$21,060
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
79%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$10,516
$10,376
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,738
$6,000
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • San Joaquin Valley College is an accredited private junior college committed to the professional success of its students and graduates. Founded in 1977, SJVC has 15 campuses across California, offering more than 20 accelerated Associate of Science degree programs in business, medical and technical fields. Students benefit from a balance of class-room instruction and real-world experience, learning the skills they need to go straight to work in today's competitive job market. San Joaquin Valley College offers degree and certificate programs in business, medical and technical fields. We are committed to providing the best of both general and vocational education. With a core of general education courses alongside specialized career training, SJVC enables graduates to receive their Associate of Science degree in addition to any career specific certifications and licensure preparedness. The Visalia Campus, founded in 1977, was the first of seven San Joaquin Valley College campuses. Located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, the campus serves students and employers in all neighboring communities between Fresno and Bakersfield. San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for community and junior colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,621 students
  • Private-state tuition: $16,606
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 79%
  • Source: Verified school update

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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.

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