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Valencia College Facts

NOTABLE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Valencia was named the best community college in the nation as the inaugural
    winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
  • Valencia’s economic impact on the region is more than $1 billion a year.
  • One out of four UCF graduates started at Valencia.

 


Unless otherwise noted, all information below is from the 2014–2015 academic year.


 

ACADEMICS: TUITION, FINANCIAL AID, DEGREES, GRADS, DirectConnect to UCF

 

TUITION PER CREDIT HOUR (2015-2016)

Valencia’s tuition is half that of a state university and is the lowest public college tuition in Central Florida.

 
Associate
Baccalaureate
In-State Tuition:
$103.06
$112.19
Out-of-State Tuition:
$390.96
$427.59


FINANCIAL AID (As of July 2015)

Valencia has the highest enrollment of Bright Futures recipients in the Florida College System.

Total Aid Awarded
$142,052,513
Students Receiving Aid
47.5%
Bright Futures Recipients
1,463


DEGREE PROGRAMS

Associate in Arts (A.A.)
1
Associate in Science (A.S.)
34
Certificate Programs
81

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

  • B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
  • B.S. in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
  • B.S. in Cardiopulmonary Sciences
3

GRADUATE SUCCESS

Valencia is ranked 4th among the nation’s colleges and universities in the number of associate degrees awarded.

A.S. graduate placement rate:
93-95%
A.S. average annual salary:
$38,000

 

GRADUATES BY DEGREE/CERTIFICATE

Associate in Arts (A.A.)
6,227
51.6%
Associate in Science (A.S.)
1,446
12.0%
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
31
0.3%
Technical Certificate
3,994
33.1%
Career Certificate
322
2.7%
Educator Preparation Institute Certificate
55
0.5%
Total
12,075


DIRECTCONNECT TO UCF
  • Valencia graduates are UCF’s number one source of transfer students (35%).
  • UCF offers 18 complete bachelor’s degrees on Valencia’s West and Osceola campuses.

 


 

ANNUAL ENROLLMENT

Valencia is the 3rd largest of Florida’s 28 community colleges in student headcount.

Credit-Seeking Students
60,548

International Students (fall 2014)
(from 86 different countries)

868
Continuing Education (Non-Credit)
17,303

International Students
(from 51 different countries)

606
Total Individuals Served
68,351*

* Includes credit students, postsecondary adult vocational, Educator Preparation Institute, continuing education, conferences and seminars.

Total is approximate—there may be some duplication across categories.

 

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE: 23.3

 

ENROLLMENT BY CAMPUS

East
28,485
Lake Nona
2,167
Osceola
12,463
West
25,534
Winter Park
2,718
Students enrolled at more than one campus:
41%


COUNTY OF ORIGIN

Percentage of high school grads who start at Valencia (fall 2014):

Orange County
37.6%
Osceola County
12.5%

 


 

STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS

Race / Ethnicity  
Caucasian
32.5%
Hispanic
32.5%
African-American
17.9%
Asian
4.5%
Multi-Race
2.3%
Hawaiian
0.4%
Indian
0.3%
Unknown
9.2%
   
Enrollment Status (fall 2014)  
Full-Time
37.4%
Part-Time
62.6%
   
Average Student Age
21

 


 

INSTITUTION: HISTORY, BOARD, EMPLOYEES, BUDGET, LOCATION

HISTORY

Founded in 1967  

SERVICE AREA

Orange and Osceola counties  

ACCREDITATION

Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

ADMINISTRATION

College President

Sanford C. Shugart  

Campus Presidents

Stacey Johnson East & Winter Park campuses
Kathleen Plinske Osceola & Lake Nona campuses
Falecia Williams West Campus

Employees (as of July 2015)

Staff
1,965
Full-Time Faculty
518
Part-Time Faculty (Adjunct)
966
Total
3,449

 


 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Maria Grulich, Chair

Lewis M. Oliver, III, Vice Chair

Bruce Carlson

John Crossman

Guillermo Hansen

Daisy Lopez-Cid

Raymer Maguire III


 

BUDGET

2015-2016 Projected Revenues:
$180.4 million
2014-2015 Actual Revenues:
$169.9 million

Valencia Foundation Endowment:

Thanks to alumni donations, grants and contributions from businesses and individuals, Valencia has one of the country’s largest community college endowments at $78.4 million.

 

Just the Facts

FACTS & STATISTICS

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