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.
  • About 1/3 of students pay nothing to attend Valencia College, thanks to financial aid.
  • 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.*

* Source: Excelencia in Education, Latino College Completion, 2023

Analytics and Reporting

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

IMPORTANT Unless otherwise noted, all information is from the 2022-2023 reporting year.


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

(2022-2023 Catalog)
Tuition Type Associate Baccalaureate
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition

Financial Aid

Aid info Amount
Total Aid Awarded $142,656,080
Students Receiving Aid 44%
Bright Futures Recipients 887

Degree and Certificate Programs

Programs Degrees Offered
Associate in Arts (A.A.) 1
Associate in Science (A.S.) 42
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 6
Certificate Programs 100
A.S. degree average annual salary: $56,083*

*Source: 2020-2021 Florida Education Training and Placement Information Program and Labor Market Statistics


Degree Programs Percentage Total Number
Associate in Arts (A.A.) 74% 6,742
Associate in Science (A.S.) 18% 1,643
Bachelor of Science (B.A.S. and B.S.) 8% 734
Total Degrees Awarded   9,119
Total Certificates Awarded   7,509

Accelerated Skills Training

Completers 944
Industry Certifications Awarded 3,458
Job Placement Rate 81%
Accelerated Skills Training Completion Rate:  91%






Enrollment, Characteristics

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Annual Enrollment

Type of Student Total Enrolled
Degree Seeking 47,626
Dual Enrollment 5,496
Continuing Education 7,832
Accelerated Skills Training 981
Personal Interest 3,239
Transient 2,593
Other 4,120
Total Individuals Served 70,906**
** “Other” includes transient students, postsecondary adult vocational, Educator Preparation Institute, continuing workforce education, conferences and seminars. Total is approximate – there may be some duplication across categories.


Enrollment Status


High School Market Share

Percentage of all 2022 - 2023 high school grads who enrolled at Valencia College

County Percentage
Orange County 28%
Osceola County 48%

County of Residence

County Percentage
Orange County 56%
Osceola County 19%
Other Florida Counties 23%
Out of State or International 2%

International Students

International Students Count
International Students
(from 104 countries)


Student Characteristics

Race/Ethnicity Percentage
Asian 5%
Black or African American 17%
Caucasian 27%
Hispanic 42%
Other 9%

Median Student Age

17 and younger 8%
18 to 24 65%
25 and older 27%


History, Employees, Budget, Location, Board


College President: Kathleen Plinske


Founded in 1967.

Service Area

Orange and Osceola Counties


Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)

  • Staff: (Full and part-time): 2,350
  • Full-Time Faculty: 673
  • Part-Time Faculty: 1,947
Total: 4,970


Revenues Total
2022-2023 Actual Revenues: $237,548,743
2023-2024 Projected Revenues: $259,641,196


Valencia College  Foundation

Scholarships awarded to Valencia College Students: 9,549

Total amount awarded: $9,688,464

Learn More


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

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.

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