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.
  • 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, 2021

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 2021-2022 reporting year (Summer 2021-Spring 2022).


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 $139,120,000
Students Receiving Aid 45%
Bright Futures Recipients 964

Degree and Certificate Programs

Programs Degrees Offered
Associate in Arts (A.A.) 1
Associate in Science (A.S.) 37
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 6
Certificate Programs 100




Degree Programs Percentage Total Number
Associate in Arts (A.A.) 77% 7,351
Associate in Science (A.S.) 15% 1,480
Bachelor of Science (B.A.S. and B.S.) 8% 764
Total Degrees Awarded   9,595
Total Certificates Awarded   8,375

Accelerated Skills Training

Completers 721
Industry Certifications Awarded 2,741
Job Placement Rate 82%
Accelerated Skills Training Completion Rate:  92%






Enrollment, Characteristics

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Annual Enrollment

Type of Student Total Enrolled
Degree Seeking 47,336
Dual Enrollment 5,797
Continuing Education 6,299
Accelerated Skills Training 611
Personal Interest 3,483
Other 6,000
Total Individuals Served 68,915**
** “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

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE (Fall 2021) 18.3

High School Market Share

Percentage of all 2021 - 2022 high school grads who enrolled at Valencia College (Fall 2021)

County Percentage
Orange County 25%
Osceola County 30%

County of Residence

County Percentage
Orange County 58%
Osceola County 19%
Other Florida Counties 16%
Out of State or International 7%
International Students
(Fall 2021, from 103 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 9%
18 to 24 62%
25 and older 29%


History, Employees, Budget, Location, Board


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): 2,361
  • Full-Time Faculty: 895
  • Part-Time Faculty: 2,171
Total: 5,427 (As of August 2022)


Revenues Total
2021-2022 Actual Revenues: $245,978,620
2022-2023 Projected Revenues: $235,747,826


Valencia College  Foundation

Scholarships awarded to Valencia College Students: 9,777

Total amount awarded: $9,154,311

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

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