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.
- Valencia College's economic impact on the region is more than $1 billion a year.
- Almost a quarter of UCF graduates started at Valencia College.
Unless otherwise noted, all information below is from the 2017 - 2018 academic year.
ACADEMICS: TUITION, FINANCIAL AID, DEGREES, GRADS
Tuition Per Credit Hour (2017-2018)
Valencia's tuition is half that of a state university and is the lowest public college tuition in Central Florida.
(As of September 2018)
|Total Aid Awarded||$140,860,797|
|Students Receiving Aid||43.1%|
|Bright Futures Recipients||807|
|Programs||Number of Degrees Offered|
|Associate in Arts (A.A.)||1|
|Associate in Science (A.S.)||36|
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Valencia is ranked 4th among the nation's colleges and universities in the number of associate degrees awarded.
|A.S. graduate placement rate:||94%|
|A.S. average annual salary:
*According to Florida Education Training and Placement Information (FETPIP) 2015 - 2016 data.
Graduates by Degree/Certificate
|Degree Programs||Total Number||Percentage|
|Associate in Arts (A.A.)||6,585||49.3%|
|Associate in Science (A.S.and A.A.S.)||1,451||10.9%|
|Bachelor of Science (B.S.)||89||0.7%|
|Educator Preparation Institute Certificate||63||0.5%|
STUDENTS: ENROLLMENT, CHARACTERISTICS
Valencia is the 2nd largest of Florida's 28 state colleges.
|Credit/Non-Credit||Type of Student||Total Enrolled|
International Students (Fall 2017) (from 142 countries): 1,681 (note 1)
|Non-Credit||Educator Preparation Institute||230|
|Non-Credit||Postsecondary Adult Vocational||499|
|Non-Credit||Continuing Workforce Education||838 (note 2)|
|Non-Credit||Continuing Education||9,469 (note 3)|
|Non-Credit||Conferences and Seminars||815|
|Non-Credit||Total Individuals Served (note 4)||74,144|
- International students include NON-SEVIS and SEVIS students. "NON-SEVIS" includes students on all visa types (except students on F and J visas), students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. "SEVIS" includes students on F and J visas.
- Due to changes from the State of Florida DOE, students must have a Student Number Identifier, Florida (FLid) for submission to the state. The Continuity 2000 database does not contain Student Number Identifier, Florida (FLid) for students. Therefore, beginning in reporting year 2016-2017 the CWE students only include students found in Banner non-credit terms with FLids.
- Provided by Continuing Education department.
- Includes credit students, postsecondary adult vocational, Educator Preparation Institute, continuing education, conferences and seminars. Total is approximate - there may be some duplication across categories.
Average Class Size: 21.2
Enrollment By Campus
|Students enrolled at more than one campus||30.3%|
County of Origin
Percentage of high school grads who start at Valencia College (Fall 2017):
|Median Student Age||20|
INSTITUTION: HISTORY, BOARD, EMPLOYEES, BUDGET
About Valencia College
Founded in 1967
Orange and Osceola counties
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
President: Sandy Shugart
College Executive Vice President and Provost:Kathleen Plinske
East & Winter Park President: Stacey Johnson
Osceola, Lake Nona & Poinciana President: Kathleen Plinske
West & Downtown President: Falecia Williams
As of August 7, 2018
Full-Time Faculty: 604
Part-Time Faculty (Adjunct): 1,209
|2018-2019 Projected Revenues:||$203,516,000|
|2017-2018 Actual Revenues:||$199,352,931|
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 $74.5 million as of 3/31/18.