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.
  • 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.*

Unless otherwise noted, all information below is from the 2019 - 2020 reporting year.

Facts and Statistics

Analytics and Planning

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

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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

(2019-2020 Catalog)
Tuition Type Associate Baccalaureate
In-State Tuition:
Out-of-State Tuition:

Financial Aid

(Academic Year 2019-2020)

Aid info Amount
Total Aid Awarded $156,599,809
Students Receiving Aid 45.9%
Bright Futures Recipients 1,101

Degree Programs

Programs Degrees Offered
Associate in Arts (A.A.) 1
Associate in Science (A.S.) 43
Certificate Programs 91

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

Graduates by Degree/Certificate

Degree Programs Total Number Percentage
Associate in Arts (A.A.) 7,226 39.5%
Associate in Science (A.S.and A.A.S.) 1,474 8.1%
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 339 1.9%
Career Certificate 388 2.1%
EPI Certificate 90 0.5%
Technical Certificate 8,744 47.8%
Advanced Technical Certificate 19 0.1%
Total 18,280  

Graduate Success

Success Rate
A.S. graduate placement rate: 93-95%*
A.S. average annual salary:
*According to Florida Education Training and Placement Information (FETPIP) 2017 - 2018.


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 2019) (from 106 countries): 


Non-Credit Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) 173
Non-Credit Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) 438
Non-Credit Continuing Workforce Education (CWE) 705
Non-Credit Continuing Education 8,228
Non-Credit Conferences and Seminars 800
Non-Credit Total Individuals Served 76,329**

* Source: Excelencia in Education, Latino College Completion, 2020 
**Total is approximate—there may be some duplication across categories.

Average Class Size: 21


Enrollment By Campus***

Campus Total Enrollment*
Downtown Campus 1,496
East 29,189
Lake Nona 3,087
Osceola 13,655
Poinciana 1,860
School of Public Safety 106
West 30,270
Winter Park 2,281
Students enrolled at more than one campus 49.7%

*** From 2019-2020 academic year. Headcounts are duplicated across campuses.

County of Origin

Percentage of high school grads who start at Valencia College
(Fall 2019)

County Percentage
Orange County 29.1%
Osceola County 34.8%


Student Characteristics

Race/Ethnicity Percentage
African-American 17.1%
Asian 4.7%
Caucasian 26.2%
Hawaiian 0.3%
Hispanic 39.3%
Multi-Race 2.7%
Native American 0.3%
Unknown 9.4%

Enrollment Status

Enrollment Status Percentage
Full-Time 34.5%
Part-Time 65.5%
Median Student Age 20

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History, Board of Trustees, Employees, Budget

Valencia College History students at West Campus

Founded in 1967. Read more

Service Area

Orange and Osceola counties


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


Sanford C. 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:
Terri Graham (Interim)


(Full and part-time)


Full-Time Faculty: 

Part-Time Faculty (Adjunct): 

Total: 5,627

As of July 30, 2020


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 A. Sasso
  • Beth Smith


Revenues Total
2020-2021 Projected Revenues: $219,500,000
2019-2020 Actual Revenues: $213,477,314

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 $64.6 million as of March 2020.