Los Angeles Valley College: Ranking & Review

Los Angeles
United States
Top 38%

Los Angeles Valley College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)15,6486,8428,806

5,615 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,229 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Los Angeles 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.

Los Angeles 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.

Los Angeles Valley College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$1,220$7,746
Fees for full-time undergraduates$24$24
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$46$261

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1,1521,152
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services309309
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences266266
Social Sciences223223
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs105105
Health Professions and Related Programs104104
Visual and Performing Arts6060
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service6060
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3131
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2929
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2828
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians2424
English Language and Literature & Letters2222
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1919
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services1818
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1717
Physical Sciences1616
Mathematics and Statistics1414
Precision Production77
Philosophy and Religious Studies66
Architecture and Related Services22
Construction Trades11
Grand Total2,6482,648

A total of 2,648 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Los Angeles Valley College.

Graduation rate21%17%25%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%
  • Part-time retention rate - 48%

General info

Alternative namesLA Valley College
Valley College
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementMISSION STATEMENT Los Angeles Valley College serves as a leader in student success, with pathways for certificates, degrees, transfer, and continuing education. We enable students to advance their education, personal development, and quality of life, empowering them to be productive and engaged members of the global community. VISION STATEMENT Los Angeles Valley College inspires, educates, and enriches our diverse community, developing critical and creative thinkers and lifelong learners. CORE VALUES Student Success and Innovation in Teaching and Learning The college creates a learning-centered environment that offers a broad range of academic programs and services in an atmosphere of academic freedom and collaboration responsive to students, faculty, staff, and the community. Los Angeles Valley College encourages each student to successfully complete all courses attempted, persist from term to term, and fulfill his or her educational goals. Mutual Respect, Diversity, and Access to Education The college promotes access to educational opportunities for all in a welcoming, supportive, and respectful environment that provides a place for critical thinking, learning, and personal growth. Resourcefulness and Environmental Stewardship The college strives to be effective stewards of our physical, technological, and financial resources to maximize institutional effectiveness. The college fosters sustainability and pride in our vibrant and evolving campus.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff563
Instructional FTE342
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitelavc.edu
Address5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, California, 91401-4096
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population3,976,000