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 43,217 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Valencia College is one of 14 community colleges within Orange County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Valencia College is Adventist University of Health Sciences (2.6 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 811 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
Valencia College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty811 staff37 staff
Valencia College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Valencia College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The Valencia College diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment43,217 students1,142 students
Valencia College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio53:138:1
Valencia College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students16,437 students487 students
Valencia College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students26,780 students655 students
Valencia College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Valencia College Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Valencia College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Valencia College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Valencia College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Valencia College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Valencia College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Valencia College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Valencia College Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.720.60
Valencia College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Valencia College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2011)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,100$30,300
Valencia College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,474 is less than the state average of $6,464. The in-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,383 is less than the state average of $11,973. The out-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,474$6,464
Valencia College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,383$11,973
Valencia College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%90%
Valencia College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,000$11,875
Valencia College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,334
Valencia College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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