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

Unless otherwise noted, all information below is from the 2018 - 2019 reporting year.


Facts and Statistics


Analytics and Planning

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


Lake Nona

ACADEMICS: Tuition, Financial Aid, Degrees, Graduates

Valencia College Tuition

Valencia College's tuition is about half that of a state university and is the lowest public college tuition in Central Florida.

Tuition Per Credit Hour

(2018-2019)
Tuition Type Associate Baccalaureate
In-State Tuition:
$103.06
$112.19
Out-of-State Tuition:
$390.96
$427.59

Financial Aid

(Academic Year 2017-2018)

Aid info Amount
Total Aid Awarded $146,681,885
Students Receiving Aid 42.8%
Bright Futures Recipients 999

Degree Programs

Programs Degrees Offered
Associate in Arts (A.A.) 1
Associate in Science (A.S.) 40
Certificate Programs 89

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

  • B.A.S. in Business and Organizational Leadership
  • B.A.S. in Computing Technology and Software Development
  • B.S. in Cardiopulmonary Sciences
  • B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
  • B.S. in Nursing
  • B.S. in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
6

Graduates by Degree/Certificate

Degree Programs Total Number Percentage
Associate in Arts (A.A.) 7,096 46.6%
Associate in Science (A.S.and A.A.S.) 1,483 9.8%
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 80 0.5%
Career Certificate 327 2.2%
EPI Certificate 94 0.6%
Technical Certificate 6,073 39.9%
Advanced Technical Certificate 63 0.4%
Total 15,216  

Graduate Success

Success Rate
A.S. graduate placement rate: 93%
A.S. average annual salary:
*According to Florida Education Training and Placement Information (FETPIP) 2016 - 2017.
$44,420*

Osceola

STUDENTS: Enrollment, Characteristics

Annual Enrollment

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

Credit/Non-Credit Type of Student Total Enrolled
Credit Credit-Seeking Students
International Students (Fall 2018) (from 132 countries): 

65,049
1,939

Non-Credit Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) 183
Non-Credit Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) 394
Non-Credit Continuing Workforce Education (CWE) 698
Non-Credit Continuing Education 10,385
Non-Credit Conferences and Seminars 850
Non-Credit Total Individuals Served 77,559*

* Total is approximate—there may be some duplication across categories.

Average Class Size: 21

Enrollment By Campus

Campus Total Enrollment*
East 35,769
Lake Nona 6,584
Osceola 21,183
Poinciana 2,306
School of Public Safety 165
West 34,530
Winter Park 8,465
Students enrolled at more than one campus 47.4%

* From 2018-2019 academic year. Headcounts are duplicated across campuses.


County of Origin

Percentage of high school grads who start at Valencia College (Fall 2018)

County Percentage
Orange County 29.6%
Osceola County 34.6%

Student Characteristics

Race/Ethnicity Percentage
African-American 16.7%
Asian 4.5%
Caucasian 26.1%
Hawaiian 0.3%
Hispanic 38.9%
Multi-Race 2.6%
Native American 0.3%
Unknown 12.7%

Enrollment Status


Enrollment Status Percentage
Full-Time 34.1%
Part-Time 65.9%
Median Student Age 20

Lake Nona

INSTITUTION

History, Board of Trustees, Employees, Budget

Valencia College History students at West Campus

History

Founded in 1967. Read more


Service Area

Orange and Osceola counties


Accreditation

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

Administration

President:
Sanford Shugart

Executive Vice President and Provost:
Kathleen Plinske

President, East & Winter Park Campuses:
Wendy Givoglu (interim)

President, Osceola, Lake Nona & PoincianaCampuses:
Kathleen Plinske

President, West & Downtown Campuses:
Falecia Williams

Employees

Staff:
(Full and part-time)

2,392

Full-Time Faculty: 
618

Part-Time Faculty (Adjunct): 
1,161

Total: 4,171

As of July 15, 2019

 

District Board of Trustees

board of trustees at work

District Board of Trustees

  • Tracey Stockwell, Chair
  • Daisy Lopez-Cid, Vice Chair
  • Bruce Carlson
  • John Davis
  • Maria Grulich
  • Guillermo Hansen
  • Michael Sasso
  • Beth Smith
  • Mai Swanson

Budget

Revenues Total
2019-2020 Projected Revenues: $214,000,000
2018-2019 Actual Revenues: $204,253,906

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 $73.06 million as of March 2019.