About Us - By the Numbers
With a total college enrollment of 68,351, Valencia College is fortunate to draw students from a variety of backgrounds. That said, almost 33% of the total college enrollment is Latino. At the Osceola Campus approximately 50% of the 19,595 students are Latino, earning the Osceola Campus a U.S. Department of Education designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
Osceola County is in a unique position in Central Florida because of the size of our Latino population. In fact, almost 50% of Osceola County is Latino. That's compared to just 23% in the state of Florida and 16% nationwide. Those numbers, alone, prove why specific information geared toward these residents is necessary in Osceola County.
Improving the lives of people living in Osceola County is a major goal of the Title V grant at the Valencia College Osceola Campus. We plan to help make these improvements happen by offering affordable education in career-driven fields. The numbers speak for themselves. When you consider that just 13% of Osceola residents over the age of 25 hold Bachelor's Degrees, compared to 17% in Florida and 18% nationwide, the need to create new opportunities for Osceola County residents becomes real. By providing cost-effective ways for people in Osceola County to complete the first two years of college, we create an opportunity for them to pursue the last two years of a Bachelor's Degree without breaking the bank.