Ventura College

  • The mission of Ventura College is to offer academic and vocational programs leading to the completion of associate degrees or certificates; to prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities; to provide remediation to those who need to improve their basic skills; to support the state and region’s economic viability through workforce development; and to provide continuing education opportunities that enhance personal growth and life enrichment.
School Highlights
  • Ventura College serves 12,928 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Ventura College is one of 4 community colleges within Ventura County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Ventura College is Santa Barbara Business College-Ventura (1.3 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 250 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Ventura College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty250 staff97 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Ventura College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The Ventura College diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment12,928 students7,516 students
# Full-Time Students4,330 students1,613 students
# Part-Time Students8,598 students5,903 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
6%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Ventura College and the percentage of Asian community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Hispanic
52%
37%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Ventura College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Black
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Ventura College and the percentage of Black community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% White
33%
32%
% Two or more races
4%
3%
% Non Resident races
1%
3%
% Unknown races
1%
5%
Diversity Score0.610.73
This chart display the diversity score of Ventura College and the community college average diversity score of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
28%
29%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Ventura College 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)$36,400$34,600

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,388 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,050 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,388$1,636
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,050$6,797
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%78%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$8,890$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$5,697$5,500
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Ventura College, an accredited two-year institution of higher education, has been a part of this beautiful seaside community since 1925. It is conveniently located approximately 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. The 112-acre campus, set in the rolling hills of Ventura, has an enrollment of 13,000 students. As one of the oldest of the 109 California Community Colleges, Ventura College has a tradition of helping its students succeed. Whether you are interested in transferring to a four-year institution, achieving your associate's degree or a certificate of completion, improving your career skills or taking classes for fun and enrichment, we are here to be of assistance! To facilitate your progress, we offer a variety of support services including personal, academic and career counseling, tutoring, financial aid, on-site child care, and a center for learning and physically disabled students. The college serves high school graduates and others who are able to benefit from the academic and vocational opportunities it offers. Courses are provided using both traditional and distance learning delivery systems. The faculty and staff of Ventura College are committed to student success and strive to create an environment of continuous improvement through the establishment of measurable and/or observable student learning outcomes that can be used to assess student performance, improve instructional and service delivery, and guide institutional decision-making. Ventura College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-Secondary Accrediting and the U.S. Department of Education.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 420 students | 1.30 Mi4839 Market Street
    Ventura CA  93003
    (805)339-2999
    1.30420
  • 7,148 students | 8.80 Mi4000 S Rose Ave
    Oxnard CA  93033
    (805)986-5800
    8.807,148
  • 13,880 students | 22.60 Mi7075 Campus Rd
    Moorpark CA  93021
    (805)378-1400
    22.6013,880
  • 17,927 students | 28.10 Mi721 Cliff Drive
    Santa Barbara CA  93109
    (805)965-0581
    28.1017,927
  • 21,034 students | 37.70 Mi6201 Winnetka Ave
    Woodland Hills CA  91371
    (818)719-6401
    37.7021,034
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