West Valley College: Ranking & Review

Saratoga Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 1029 3656
Top 22%

West Valley College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

3,047 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,266 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

West 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.

West Valley College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
Off-campus $18,571 $22,627
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

West Valley College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $1,104 $5,160
Fees for full-time undergraduates $79 $79
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $46 $215

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 149 149
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 120 120
Social Sciences 79 79
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 70 70
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 61 61
Health Professions and Related Programs 52 52
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 47 47
Visual and Performing Arts 45 45
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 45 45
Psychology 35 35
Legal Professions and Studies 32 32
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 21 21
Mathematics and Statistics 17 17
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 12 12
English Language and Literature & Letters 11 11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 10 10
Physical Sciences 10 10
History 6 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6 6
Architecture and Related Services 5 5
Philosophy and Religious Studies 5 5
Education 2 2
Engineering 1 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1 1
Natural Resources and Conservation
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Grand Total842842

A total of 842 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at West Valley College.

Graduation rate32%27%37%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%
  • Part-time retention rate - 39%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementThe West Valley College Community supports students along their pathways to reach transfer and career goals in an environment of academic excellence.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff331
Instructional FTE230
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.westvalley.edu
Address14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, California, 95070-5698
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large