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 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.
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)
(Academic Year 2019-2020)
|Total Aid Awarded||$156,599,809|
|Students Receiving Aid||45.9%|
|Bright Futures Recipients||1,101|
|Associate in Arts (A.A.)||1|
|Associate in Science (A.S.)||43|
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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%|
|Advanced Technical Certificate||19||0.1%|
|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
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)||173|
|Non-Credit||Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV)||438|
|Non-Credit||Continuing Workforce Education (CWE)||705|
|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***
|School of Public Safety||106|
|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
|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 Commission on Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Sanford C. Shugart
Executive Vice President and Provost:
President, East & Winter Park Campuses:
Wendy Givoglu (Interim)
President, Osceola, Lake Nona & PoincianaCampuses:
President, West & Downtown Campuses:
Terri Graham (Interim)
(Full and part-time)
Part-Time Faculty (Adjunct):
As of July 30, 2020
District Board of Trustees
|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.