Valencia College

  • Valencia is a publicly supported, comprehensive community college that continually identifies and addresses the changing learning needs of the communities it serves.

School Highlights

Valencia College serves 47,940 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 62%.

Top Rankings

Valencia College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 2,731 teachers has grown by 234% over five years.
Valencia College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty2,731 staff128 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Valencia College has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 53:1 over five years.
The Valencia College diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment47,940 students3,135 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
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# Full-Time Students16,689 students862 students
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# Part-Time Students31,251 students2,273 students
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% Asian
4%
3%
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% Hispanic
38%
30%
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% Black
16%
18%
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% White
26%
38%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
9%
6%
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Diversity Score0.750.73
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College Completion Rate
40%
46%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,100$31,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,474 is less than the state average of $5,404. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,383 is less than the state average of $11,632. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,474$5,404
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,383$11,632
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,208$10,413
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Since our founding in 1967, Valencia Community College has been "about" one thing: helping students become as successful as possible in their classes, careers and lives. And from this premise, we have grown to become a multi-campus college serving over 52,000 students a year. We've also evolved into a valuable community partner offering excellent workforce training and economic development. From those humble beginnings, Valencia has become an innovative leader in higher education with a national reputation for teaching excellence. With four campuses and two centers in the Orlando area, Valencia is now the third largest of Florida's 28 community colleges, teaching more than 50,000 students a year. To better meet the needs of our students, Valencia opened the East Campus in 1975, the Osceola Campus in 1997 and the Winter Park Campus in 1998. Yet we never lost sight of our original goals. Armed with practical knowledge, Valencia's faculty and staff put their energies into a "learning-centered" philosophy that emphasizes individual student success. In an ongoing effort to be responsive to the business community, Valencia builds relationships with high schools, universities and corporate partners to strengthen academic scholarship and economic development. Valencia has hundreds of corporate education/training partnerships, including those with Florida Hospital, Lockheed Martin, NationsBank, Sea World, SmithKline/Beecham, and Universal Studios. The National Alliance of Business named Valencia "National Community College of the Year" in 1998 for its "effective and innovative leadership" in meeting the workforce needs of business and industry. The recognition is considered one of the country's most prestigious higher education awards. Valencia Foundation's mission is to enhance learning, workforce training and economic development in Central Florida through the support of scholarships, teaching chairs, programs and buildings for Valencia Community College.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Valencia College is AdventHealth University (2.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • AdventHealth University
    Private not-for-profit
    1,688 students | 2.60 Mi671 Winyah Drive
    Orlando, FL 32803
    (407) 303-7742
    2.601,688
  • 889 students | 4.40 Mi989 North Semoran Boulevard
    Orlando, FL 32807
    (407) 956-5501
    4.40889
  • Full Sail University
    Private for-profit
    21,666 students | 6.20 Mi3300 University Blvd
    Winter Park, FL 32792
    (407) 679-0100
    6.2021,666
  • Cortiva Institute-Maitland
    Private for-profit
    218 students | 6.30 Mi2600 Lake Lucien Drive Suite#240
    Maitland, FL 32751
    (954) 962-2624
    6.30218
  • Southern Technical College
    Private for-profit
    1,629 students | 6.50 Mi1485 Florida Mall Avenue
    Orlando, FL 32809
    (407) 671-9922
    6.501,629
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