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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 2015–2016 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 September 2016)

 

Total Aid Awarded
$136,339,644
Students Receiving Aid
44.7%
Bright Futures Recipients
871


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:
93-97%
A.S. average annual salary:
*According to FETPIP 2014-2015 data.
*$44,764

 

GRADUATES BY DEGREE/CERTIFICATE

Associate in Arts (A.A.)
6,033
48.7%
Associate in Science (A.S.)
1,392
11.2%
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
62
0.5%
Technical Certificate
4,434
35.8%
Career Certificate
375
3.0%
Educator Preparation Institute Certificate
97
0.8%
Total
12,393


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

Credit-Seeking Students 60,883

 

Non-Credit

Educator Preparation Institute: 200
Postsecondary Adult Vocational: 482
Continuing Workforce Education: 3,967
Continuing Education: 7,586
Conferences and Seminars: 887
Total Individuals Served*: 74,005

* 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: 21

 

ENROLLMENT BY CAMPUS

East 28,153
Lake Nona 2,452
Osceola 12,896
West 25,916
Winter Park
2,640
Students enrolled at more than one campus: 27.3%


COUNTY OF ORIGIN

Percentage of high school grads who start at Valencia (fall 2015):

Orange County
31.8%
Osceola County
37.1%

 


 

STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS

Race / Ethnicity  
Caucasian
30.9%
Hispanic

34.0%

African-American
17.4%
Asian
4.7%
Multi-Race
2.4%
Hawaiian
0.4%
Native American
0.3%
Unknown
9.8%
   
Enrollment Status (fall 2015)  
Full-Time
36.5%
Part-Time
63.5%
   
Median 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 & Poinciana campuses
Falecia Williams West & UCF/Valencia Downtown Orlando campuses

Employees (as of July 2016)

Staff
2,122
Full-Time Faculty
546
Part-Time Faculty (Adjunct)
1,065
Total
3,733

 


 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Lewis M. Oliver, III, Chair

Bruce Carlson, Vice Chair

Maria Grulich

John Crossman

Guillermo Hansen

Daisy Lopez-Cid

Raymer Maguire III


 

BUDGET

2016-2017 Projected Revenues:
$193.5 million
2015-2016 Actual Revenues:
$184.1 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 $63.7 million.

 

Just the Facts

FACTS & STATISTICS

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