West Valley College: Ranking & Review

United States
Top 22%

West Valley College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)7,7793,4784,301

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
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 Humanities149149
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services120120
Social Sciences7979
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies7070
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs6161
Health Professions and Related Programs5252
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences4747
Visual and Performing Arts4545
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service4545
Legal Professions and Studies3232
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services2121
Mathematics and Statistics1717
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1212
English Language and Literature & Letters1111
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1010
Physical Sciences1010
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics66
Architecture and Related Services55
Philosophy and Religious Studies55
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
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
City population30,000