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Valencia College Facts

NOTABLE HIGHLIGHTS

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

 

Unless otherwise noted, all information below is from the 2016 - 2017 academic year.

 

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

 

TUITION PER CREDIT HOUR (2016 - 2017)

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 2017)

 

Total Aid Awarded
$129,282,440
Students Receiving Aid
43.2%
Bright Futures Recipients
660


DEGREE PROGRAMS

Associate in Arts (A.A.)
1
Associate in Science (A.S.)
36
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

A.S. average graduate placement rate:
*93-97%
A.S. average annual salary:
approximately *$45,000

*According to FETPIP 2014 - 2015 data.

 

GRADUATES BY DEGREE/CERTIFICATE

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
78
0.6%
Associate in Arts (A.A.)
6647
51.2%
Associate in Science (A.S. and A.A.S.)
1,472
11.3%
Technical Certificate
4,297
33.1%
Adv. Technical Certificate
46
0.4%
Career Certificate
357
2.7%
Educator Preparation Institute Certificate
91
0.7%
Total
12,988

DIRECTCONNECT™ TO UCF

  • 23.8% of UCF graduates started at Valencia College.
  • Valencia College graduates are UCF’s number one source of transfer students.

 

STUDENTS: ENROLLMENT, CHARACTERISTICS

ANNUAL ENROLLMENT

Credit

Credit-Seeking Students

International Students (Fall 2016)
(from 119 countries): 1,423*

60,962

Non-Credit

Educator Preparation Institute: 217
Postsecondary Adult Vocational: 400
Continuing Workforce Education: 1,307
Continuing Education: 7,802
Conferences and Seminars: 1,037
Total Individuals Served**: 71,725

*International students include NON-SEVIS and SEVIS students. "NON-SEVIS" includes students on all visa types (except students on F and J visas), students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. "SEVIS" includes students on F and J visas.

**Includes credit students, postsecondary adult vocational, Educator Preparation Institute, continuing education, conferences and seminars. Total is approximate - there may be some duplication across categories.

 

ENROLLMENT BY CAMPUS

East 27,564
Lake Nona 2,734
Osceola 13,181
West 26,816
Winter Park
2,469
Students enrolled at more than one campus: 28.9%

Valencia College is the 2nd largest of Florida’s 28 state colleges.

COUNTY OF ORIGIN

Percentage of high school grads who start at Valencia College (Fall 2016):

Orange County
31.3%
Osceola County
37.1%

 

STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS

Race / Ethnicity  
Caucasian
35.1%
Hispanic

29.5%

African-American
17.0%
Asian
4.8%
Multi-Race
2.5%
Hawaiian
0.4%
Native American
0.3%
Unknown
10.5%
   
Enrollment Status (Fall 2016)  
Full-Time
35.8%
Part-Time
64.2%
   
Median Student Age
20

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE: 21.2

 

INSTITUTION: HISTORY, BOARD, EMPLOYEES, BUDGET

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 & Downtown campuses

Employees (as of July 1, 2017)

Staff
2,282
Full-Time Faculty
566
Part-Time Faculty (Adjunct)
1,191
Total
4,039

 


 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

  • Bruce Carlson, Chair
  • Lew Oliver
  • Maria Grulich
  • Guillermo Hansen
  • Daisy Lopez-Cid
  • Raymer Maguire III
  • Rosene Johnson
  • Tracey Stockwell
  • Beth Smith


 

BUDGET

2017 - 2018 Projected Revenues:
$199,742,244
2016 - 2017 Actual Revenues:
$195,446,035

Valencia College Foundation Endowment:

Thanks to alumni donations, grants, and contributions from businesses and individuals, Valencia College has one of the country’s largest community college endowments at $68.8 million as of 3/31/17.

 

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FACTS & STATISTICS

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