Thanksgiving Break
Last Updated: 11/21/2022 07:00 AM

Valencia College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 27. For assistance during this time, you can reach us at 407-582-1507 from 8 a.m. to midnight. The college and all services will reopen on Monday, Nov. 28, at 8 a.m.

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This is Valencia College

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.

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.
  •  One out of four UCF graduates started at Valencia College.

About Valencia College

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 76,329 students during '19-'20.

~ 1/4

Almost a quarter of UCF graduates started at Valencia College.


130+ Programs including two and four-year degrees.

> 13k

13,000 students graduate annually.

Best Community College

Named as the inaugural winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

Downtown Campus

Downtown Campus opened fall 2019

5 bachelor degrees

Programs ranging from health care and technology to business

23 students

Average class size for more one-on-one attention

Roles and Functions



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.

Technical Education

Technical 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.

Economic Development

Economic Development

Classes, workshops, conferences and activities support economic development, and meet the growing needs of the community for a trained workforce.


General Education

General Education

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

Student Services

Student services and activities assist students in assessing and achieving their goals through academic, career and personal decision making.

College Preparatory

College Preparatory

College-preparatory courses enable students to achieve college-level competency in reading, writing, mathematics and elementary algebra.

Valencia College District Board of Trustees

Valencia College District Board of Trustees

The Valencia College District 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.

  • Daisy Lopez-Cid, Chair
  • Beth Smith, Vice Chair
  • John Davis
  • Guillermo Hansen
  • John Martinez
  • Angel de la Portilla
  • Michael A. Sasso
  • Tracey Stockwell