Victor Valley College

  • Victor Valley Community College District is accessible to all people in the community who seek growth and can benefit from its programs, courses, and activities. Victor Valley College's educational, civic, social, and cultural programs are designed to meet the needs of individual students and the community as a whole.

School Highlights

Victor Valley College serves 13,126 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 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%.

Top Rankings

Victor Valley College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 579 teachers has grown by 149% over five years.
Victor Valley College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty579 staff308 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Victor Valley College has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 45:1 over five years.
The Victor Valley College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment13,126 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:124:1
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# Full-Time Students4,090 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students9,036 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
2%
12%
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% Hispanic
60%
47%
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% Black
10%
6%
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% White
21%
23%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score0.580.70
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College Completion Rate
20%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,400$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,114 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,746 is less than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has declined by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,114$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,746$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,000$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,450$6,000
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • History and Descriptive Background Victor Valley College was established by authority of the voters in 1960 with the first classes offered in 1961. The College is proudly celebrating its 50th year of dedicated service to the region, which will be commemorated throughout 2011 with a variety of events and activities. The College is located 90 miles north of Los Angeles in the High Desert of Southern California and covers a geographic service area of approximately 1,700 square miles. Communities served by the District include Adelanto, Apple Valley, Helendale, Hesperia, Las Flores, Lucerne, Oro Grande, Phelan, Pi�on Hills, Victorville, Wrightwood, and other communities in the College�s sphere of influence. In the beginning, the College had one feeder high school and served a population of roughly 70,000 residents. The region was formerly described as semi-rural, but over the last 15 years has been transformed into an industrial/commercial and retail center for a burgeoning population. According to local economists, this unprecedented growth is a result of the region�s proximity to major markets, inexpensive cost of land, affordable housing, access to major transportation arteries, and the relative low cost of living. Changing Emphasis Since 1961, the College has progressed far beyond its humble beginnings to become a major institution of higher learning offering a complex schedule of educational opportunities to meet the changing needs of this growing region. Today the College has 14 + feeder high schools and diploma-granting institutions and serves a population base of nearly 400,000 people. This translates into approximately 14,000 students per semester and an annual FTES of over 10,000. To demonstrate these changing times, the College now offers courses such as solar panel installation, maintenance, and repair; hybrid car maintenance and repair; GPS studies; land restoration; and digital animation to name a few. A wider transformation is taking place at the College because of the passage of the first local bond measure to be approved by the voters since an initial capital bond was passed in the early 60s. In November 2008, the voters approved a bond measure, Measure JJ, dedicated to the elimination of past debt, the upgrade of College infrastructure, the purchase of land for a future campus site on the westside of the Victor Valley, and funding for the construction of an Eastside Public Safety Training Center. This center is now under construction with a completion date scheduled for December 2011 and will serve as a regional training facility for firefighters, paramedics, police, and correctional officers. Additionally, the bond funded a one megawatt solar power generating plant on campus that supplies more than a third of the College�s energy needs. Innovative Partnerships Participation in innovative partnerships has enabled the College to expand programs, offer new training opportunities, and increase revenues that, in part, replace funds lost due to reductions in State appropriations. For example, the College has formed partnerships with local hospitals resulting in an increase in the number of nursing students able to enroll in the College�s program. Internships with one of the local cities have created additional training opportunities for automotive students, and grants received through State and County agencies have expanded workforce development programs that eventuate in immediate employment opportunities for students. The College has also increased outside sources of revenue through lease agreements with local and regional entities. A History of Success For 50 years, thousands of residents from the High Desert and beyond have journeyed to the College and have gone on to achieve remarkable success. From their ranks are civic leaders, business people, service industry personnel, medical providers, first responders, and people of all walks of life who are contributors to the health and welfare of our community. In 2006, the College Foundation commissioned a study with UCLA Anderson School of Management to determine the economic impact the College has on our local economy. This report estimated the annual gross impact to be nearly $900 million.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Victor Valley College is San Joaquin Valley College-Hesperia (7.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 513 students | 7.90 Mi9331 Mariposa Road
    Hesperia, CA 92344
    (760) 948-1947
    7.90513
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    San Bernardino, CA 92410
    (909) 384-4400
    26.5014,872
  • Community Christian College
    Private not-for-profit
    203 students | 27.70 Mi1174 Nevada Street, Suite 200
    Redlands, CA 92374
    (909) 253-7707
    27.70203
  • 737 students | 28.00 Mi201 East Airport Drive, Suite A
    San Bernardino, CA 92408
    (909) 884-8891
    28.00737
  • 22,731 students | 28.60 Mi5885 Haven Ave
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
    (909) 652-6000
    28.6022,731
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Did You Know?
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.