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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 2012–2013 academic year.


 

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

 

TUITION PER CREDIT HOUR (2013-2014)

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

 
Associate
Baccalaureate
In-State Tuition:
$99.06
$112.19
Out-of-State Tuition:
$375.22
$427.59


FINANCIAL AID

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

Total Aid Awarded
$167,649,505
Students Receiving Aid
49%
Bright Futures Recipients
2,957


DEGREE PROGRAMS

Associate in Arts (A.A.)
1
Associate in Science (A.S.)
34
Certificate Programs
83

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
2

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:
96%
A.S. average annual salary:
$38,000

 

GRADUATES BY DEGREE/CERTIFICATE

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
10
0.1%
Associate in Arts (A.A.)
5,844
51.1%
Associate in Science (A.S.)
1,359
11.9%
Technical Certificate
3,981
33.4%
Career Certificate
149
2.8%
Educator Preparation Institute Certificate
91
0.8%
Total
11,434


DIRECTCONNECT TO UCF
  • Valencia graduates are UCF’s number one source of transfer students (35%).
  • UCF offers 16 complete bachelor’s degrees on Valencia’s West Campus and 13 bachelor’s degrees on Valencia’s Osceola Campus.

 


ANNUAL ENROLLMENT

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

Credit-Seeking Students
59,958

International Students (Fall 2013)
(from 86 different countries)

581
Seneff Honors College (Fall 2013)
829
Continuing Education (Non-Credit)
7,803

International Students
(from 51 different countries)

589
Total Individuals Served
69,422*

* 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: 23.6

 

ENROLLMENT BY CAMPUS

East
27,454
Lake Nona
1,457
Osceola
12,436
West
25,991
Winter Park
2,532
Students enrolled at more than one campus:
26%


COUNTY OF ORIGIN

Percentage of high school grads who start at Valencia (Fall 2012):

Orange County
33.7%
Osceola County
35.2%

 


STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS

Race / Ethnicity  
Caucasian
34.8%
Hispanic
31.2%
African-American
17.2%
Other (Non Resident)
11.7%
Native American
0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander
4.8%
   
Enrollment Status  
Full-Time
39.6%
Part-Time
60.4%
   
Average Student Age
24.1

 


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

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 Nov. 2013)

Staff
1,972
Full-Time Faculty
517
Part-Time Faculty (Adjunct)
1,304
Total
3,793

Valencia is the 13th largest employer in Central Florida.


BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Maria Grulich, Chair
Lewis M. Oliver, III, Vice Chair
Lucas Boyce
Bruce Carlson
John Crossman
Guillermo Hansen
Daisy Lopez-Cid
Raymer Maguire III
Fernando Perez


BUDGET

2013-2014 Projected Revenues:
$164.8 million
2012-2013 Actual Revenues:
$165.3 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 $70.5 million.

 

FACTS & STATISTICS

DOWNLOAD FACTS 2013-14

Annual Fact Sheets

For additional research, data, information and analysis visit the Office of Institutional Research.