By 2030, the five-year graduation rates for degree-seeking students of each race and ethnicity will exceed 50%, so that more than half of all degree-seeking students of each race and ethnicity who enroll at Valencia College in the 2025-26 academic year will complete an associate degree from Valencia by summer of 2030.
At Valencia College, we’ve always believed in the power of education to transform lives and communities. And, while Valencia College’s most recent five-year graduation rate (37.3%) marks a record high, there is still work to do. Creating a community where students from every racial, ethnic and economic background have the same opportunity to succeed means more than simply opening your doors and letting students in. It means finding ways to help them succeed.
2030 Graduation Goal
Percentage of Degree-Seeking Students Who Complete an Associate Degree within Five Years Disaggregated by Race/Ethnicity.
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