San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia
- 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
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%.
- Enrollment: 6,621 students
- Private-state tuition: $16,606
- Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
- Minority enrollment: 79%
- Source: Verified school update
The teacher population of 635 teachers has grown by 230% over five years.
San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia
(CA) Community College Avg.
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Number of Programs Offered
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.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
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
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
- 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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