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.
  • Nearly one out of four University of Central Florida graduates started at Valencia College.
  • Valencia College ranks 5th among the nation’s colleges in the number of associate degrees awarded to Hispanic students.*

Unless otherwise noted, all information below is from the 2020 - 2021 reporting year.

Analytics and Reporting

For additional research, data, information and analysis visit the Office of Analytics and Reporting.


Tuition, Financial Aid, Degrees, Graduates

Lake Nona Professor Smiling

Valencia College Tuition

Valencia College tuition and fees are half the cost of a state university and one tenth the cost of Florida independent colleges and universities.

Tuition Per Credit Hour

(2020-2021 Catalog)
Tuition Type Associate Baccalaureate
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition

Financial Aid

Aid info Amount
Total Aid Awarded $140,595,653
Students Receiving Aid 45.4%
Bright Futures Recipients 1,060

Degree Programs

Programs Degrees Offered
Associate in Arts (A.A.) 1
Associate in Science (A.S.) 42
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 6
Certificate Programs 96

A.S. average annual salary: $46,000*

*Placement rate includes both job placement and those pursuing advanced degrees. Source: 2018-19 Florida Education Training and Placement Information Program and Labor Market Statistics


Degree Programs Percentage Total Number
Associate in Arts (A.A.) 79.2% 8,001
Associate in Science (A.S.) 14.5% 1,462
Bachelor of Science (B.A.S. and B.S.) 6.4% 644
Total Degrees Awarded   10,107
Total Certificates Awarded   8,471

Accelerated Skills Training

Completers 576
Industry Certifications Awarded 587
Job Placement Rate >80%

Accelerated Skills Training Completion Rate: 95%





Enrollment, Characteristics

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Annual Enrollment

Type of Student Total Enrolled
Degree Seeking 50,622
Dual Enrollment 7,058
Continuing Education 5,669
Personal Interest 3,539
Accelerated Skills Training 576
Other 5,654
Total Individuals Served 72,542**


Total Individuals Served: 72,542**


Enrollment Status

Full-time 34%
Part-time 66%

County of Origin

Percentage of all 2020 - 2021 high school grads who enrolled at Valencia College

County Percentage
Orange County 27%
Osceola County 30%

County of Residence

County Percentage
Orange County 59%
Osceola County 19%
Other Florida Counties 8%
Out of State or International 14%
International Students
(Spring 2021, from 100 countries)

* Source: Excelencia in Education, Latino College Completion, 2021 
**Total is approximate—there may be some duplication across categories.


Student Characteristics

Race/Ethnicity Percentage
Asian 5%
Black or African American 17%
Caucasian 27%
Hispanic 41%
Other 10%

Median Student Age

17 and younger 12%
18 to 24 60%
25 and older 28%


History, Board of Trustees, Employees, Budget


College President: Kathleen Plinske


Founded in 1967.

Service Area

Orange and Osceola Counties


Valencia College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

  • Staff: (Full and part-time): 2,344
  • Full-Time Faculty: 628
  • Part-Time Faculty: 1,914
Total: 4,886 (As of Fall 2021)


Valencia College  Foundation

Scholarships awarded to Valencia College Students: 2,578

Total amount awarded: $1,808,090

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Revenues Total
2021-2022 Projected Revenues: $227,169,845
2020-2021 Actual Revenues: $216,592,915


Advanced Manufacturing Training Center
(Established: 2016)
1099 Cross Prairie Pkwy
Kissimmee, FL 34744

Center for Accelerated Training
Northwest Orlando
(Established: 2021)
3437 W.D. Judge Dr
Orlando, FL 32808

District Office
1768 Park Center Dr
Orlando, FL 32835

Downtown Campus
(Established: 2019)
500 W Livingston St
Orlando, FL 32801

East Campus
(Established: 1974)
701 N Econlockhatchee Trl
Orlando, FL 32825
108 acres, 9 buildings and
1 parking garage

Fire Rescue Training Facility
2966 W Oak Ridge Rd
Orlando, FL 32809

Lake Nona Campus
(Established: 2010)
12350 Narcoossee Rd
Orlando, FL 32832
23 acres, 1 building

Osceola Campus
(Established: 1987)
1800 Denn John Ln
Kissimmee, FL 34744
100 acres, 6 buildings

Poinciana Campus
(Established: 2017)
3255 Pleasant Hill Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34746
19 acres, 2 buildings

School of Public Safety
(Established: 2015)
8600 Valencia College Ln
Orlando, FL 32825
40 acres, 1 building

West Campus
(Established: 1971)
1800 S Kirkman Rd
Orlando, FL 32811
180 acres, 15 buildings

Winter Park Campus
(Established: 1986)
850 W Morse Blvd
Winter Park, FL 32789
1.17 acres, 1 building

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
  • Angel de la Portilla
  • Guillermo Hansen
  • John Martinez
  • Michael A. Sasso
  • Tracey Stockwell