From humble beginnings, Valencia College has become an innovative leader in higher education with a reputation for student success. Through a welcoming learning environment and a focus on improving student outcomes, we provide an affordable, quality education to all who apply.
The college’s graduation rates—for both the Associate in Science and Associate in Arts degrees—have garnered national recognition, including the prestigious Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence in 2011-2012. With carefully-developed degree programs, continuing education courses and accelerated skills training, Valencia College is helping to transform Central Florida into an engine of economic opportunity for its residents.
Whether graduates choose to enter the workforce immediately, transfer to the University of Central Florida through DirectConnect to UCF™ or go on to another four-year institution at the baccalaureate level, it is our mission to ensure that they leave with the preparation needed to succeed and a transformative belief in themselves.
At Valencia College, you'll get a quality education at a price you can afford. We offer the same education as a state university, only at about half the cost. and, with smaller campuses and classes, you'll get more support along the way.
Total enrollment of 60,000 students during '17-'18.
Almost a quarter of UCF graduates started at Valencia College.
100+ Programs including two and four-year degrees.
13,000 students graduate annually.
Named as the inaugural winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
Downtown Campus opened fall 2019
Programs ranging from health care and technology to business
Average class size for more one-on-one attention
A college-level program of general education and specialized courses designed to prepare students who are interested in transferring to a university to further their education.
Programs designed to teach students new skills and prepare them to enter immediately into the workforce and obtain an in-demand, higher-wage career.
Classes, workshops, conferences and activities support economic development, and meet the growing needs of the community for a trained workforce.
Classes that contribute to a student’s educational growth by providing a basic liberal arts education, providing a pathway into a baccalaureate program.
Student services and activities assist students in assessing and achieving their goals through academic, career and personal decision making.
College-preparatory courses enable students to achieve college-level competency in reading, writing, mathematics and elementary algebra.
Valencia College’s Board of Trustees is composed of nine citizens from Orange and Osceola counties. They are vested with decision-making power in all matters of college policy, programs, building, budget and personnel, and meet monthly.