Valencia College Facts
- 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 5thamong 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.
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(2020-2021 Catalog)
(Academic Year 2019-2020)
|Total Aid Awarded||$140,595,653|
|Students Receiving Aid||45.4%|
|Bright Futures Recipients||1,060|
|Associate in Arts (A.A.)||1|
|Associate in Science (A.S.)||37|
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Graduates by Degree/Certificate
|Degree Programs||Total Number||Percentage|
|Associate in Arts (A.A.)||8,001||43.1%|
|Associate in Science (A.S.and A.A.S.)||1,462||7.9%|
|Bachelor of Science (B.S.)||644||3.5%|
|Advanced Technical Certificate||73||0.4%|
|A.S. graduate placement rate:||90-95%*|
|A.S. average annual salary:
*According to Florida Education Training and Placement Information (FETPIP) 2017 - 2018.
STUDENTS: Enrollment, Characteristics
Valencia College is the 2nd largest of Florida's 28 state colleges.
|Credit/Non-Credit||Type of Student||Total Enrolled|
International Students (Fall 2019) (from 106 countries):
|Non-Credit||Educator Preparation Institute (EPI)||152|
|Non-Credit||Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV)||231|
|Non-Credit||Continuing Workforce Education (CWE)||156|
|Non-Credit||Conferences and Seminars||650|
|Non-Credit||Total Individuals Served||72,542**|
* Source: Excelencia in Education, Latino College Completion, 2021
**Total is approximate—there may be some duplication across categories.
Average Class Size: 21
Valencia College's average class size is 21 students.
Enrollment By Campus***
|Students enrolled at more than one campus||72.5%|
*** From 2020-2021 academic year. Headcounts are duplicated across campuses.
County of Origin
Percentage of high school grads who start at Valencia College
|Median Student Age||20|
History, Board of Trustees, Employees, Budget
Founded in 1967. Read more
Orange and Osceola counties
Valencia College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
President, East & Winter Park Campuses:
Wendy Givoglu, Interim Campus President
President, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses:
Stanton Reed, Interim Campus President
President, Osceola Campus:
Melissa Pedone, Interim Campus President
President, West & Downtown Campuses:
Terri Graham, Interim Campus President
(Full and part-time)
Part-Time Faculty (Adjunct):
As of July 30, 2020
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
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 $86,957,397 as of March 31, 2021.
|2021-2022 Projected Revenues:||$227,169,845|
|2020-2021 Actual Revenues:||$216,592,915|