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.
  • 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.


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ACADEMICS: Tuition, Financial Aid, Degrees, Graduates

Valencia College Tuition

Valencia College's tuition is half that of a state university and is the lowest public college tuition in Central Florida.

Tuition Per Credit Hour

Tuition Type Associate Baccalaureate
In-State Tuition:
Out-of-State Tuition:

Financial Aid

(As of September 2018)

Aid info Amount
Total Aid Awarded $140,860,797
Students Receiving Aid 43.1%
Bright Futures Recipients 807

Degree Programs

Programs Degrees Offered
Associate in Arts (A.A.) 1
Associate in Science (A.S.) 36
Certificate Programs 85

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

  • B.A.S. in Business and Organizational Leadership
  • 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.) 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%
Career Certificate 456 3.4%
Educator Preparation Institute Certificate 63 0.5%
Technical Certificate 4,686 35.1%
Total 13,366  

Graduate Success

Valencia College is ranked 4th among the nation's colleges and universities in the number of associate degrees awarded.

Success Rate
A.S. graduate placement rate: 94%
A.S. average annual salary:
*According to Florida Education Training and Placement Information (FETPIP) 2015 - 2016 data.
approximately $43,644*


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 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Provided by Continuing Education department.
  4. 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

Campus Total Enrollment
East 28,668
Lake Nona 2,979
Osceola 13,485
Poinciana 1,094
West 27,627
Winter Park 2,348
Students enrolled at more than one campus 30.3%
Average Class Size 21.2

County of Origin

Percentage of high school grads who start at Valencia College (Fall 2017)

County Percentage
Orange County 31.2%
Osceola County 40.7%

Student Characteristics

Race/Ethnicity Percentage
African-American 16.6%
Asian 4.4%
Caucasian 27.7%
Hawaiian 0.3%
Hispanic 36.2%
Multi-Race 2.6%
Native American 0.3%
Unknown 11.8%

Enrollment Types

Enrollment Status Percentage
Full-Time 35.5%
Part-Time 64.5%
Median Student Age 20

Lake Nona

INSTITUTION: History, Board of Trustees, Employees, Budget

About Valencia College

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 Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).


Sandy Shugart

College Executive Vice President and Provost: 
Kathleen Plinske

President, East & Winter Park: 
Stacey Johnson

President, Osceola, Lake Nona & Poinciana: 
Kathleen Plinske

President, West & Downtown: 
Falecia Williams



Full-Time Faculty: 

Part-Time Faculty (Adjunct): 

Total: 4,217

As of August 7, 2018


District Board of Trustees

board of trustees at work

District Board of Trustees

  • Tracey Stockwell, Chair
  • Daisy Lopez-Cid, Vice Chair
  • Bruce Carlso
  • John Davis
  • Michael A. Sasso
  • Beth Smith
  • Mai Swanson
  • Maria Grulich
  • Guillermo Hansen


Revenues Total
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.