Diablo Valley College: Ranking & Review

Pleasant Hill
United States
Top 27%

Diablo Valley College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)19,7759,69910,076

5,827 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,870 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Diablo Valley College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Diablo Valley College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Diablo Valley College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$1,288$8,400
Fees for full-time undergraduates$24$24
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$46$300

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities597597
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services337337
Health Professions and Related Programs270270
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services225225
Social Sciences190190
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences143143
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service113113
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies9393
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics8383
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs8383
Personal and Culinary Services7171
Biological and Biomedical Sciences6060
Mathematics and Statistics6060
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies5454
Visual and Performing Arts4848
English Language and Literature & Letters4141
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians3939
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services3535
Construction Trades2828
Architecture and Related Services1717
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1212
Physical Sciences1010
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields66
Philosophy and Religious Studies66
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Library Science11
Grand Total2,8282,828

A total of 2,828 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Diablo Valley College.

Graduation rate45%44%46%
  • Full-time retention rate - 78%
  • Part-time retention rate - 56%

General info

Alternative namesDVC
Diablo Valley
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff656
Instructional FTE438
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.dvc.edu
Address321 Golf Club Rd
Pleasant Hill, California, 94523
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population35,000