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IPEDS ID: 117733
OPE ID: 00122800
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Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, California 91401-4096
General information:  (818) 947-2600
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  18,641 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  37 to 1
Net Price
Mission 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.


Los Angeles Valley College inspires, educates, and enriches our diverse community, developing critical and creative thinkers and lifelong learners.


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.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty176456
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,656$1,665$1,710$1,7462.1%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$10,863$10,962$11,268$11,4932.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Off Campus$17,538$18,005$18,366$18,6081.3%
Off Campus with Family$6,801$7,160$7,206$7,2320.4%
Off Campus$22,478$22,945$23,306$24,1983.8%
Off Campus with Family$11,741$12,100$12,146$12,8225.6%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid166181%————
Grant or scholarship aid66081%$3,238,146$4,906
Federal grants52064%$2,338,538$4,497
Pell grants52064%$2,325,288$4,472
Other federal grants283%$13,250$473
State/local government grant or scholarships64379%$899,608$1,399
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid375%$160,495$4,338
Federal student loans375%$160,495$4,338
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid112,26865%$33,099,670$2,698
Pell grants6,27833%$22,484,807$3,582
Federal student loans6984%$4,610,822$6,606
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$7,397$8,303$8,471
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$6,429$7,021$7,123
$30,001 – $48,000$7,159$8,307$7,872
$48,001 – $75,000$9,276$9,706$9,590
$75,001 – $110,000$11,223$11,801$8,272
$110,001 and more$5,945$13,341
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)18,641
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,614
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 24%
Part-time: 76%Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 8%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 50%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 29%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 59%
25 and over: 41%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 92%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 5%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 87%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 73%
Part-time students: 48%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 17 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 21%
Transfer-out rate: 9%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 22%
Female: 20%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
Asian: 20%
Black or African American: 12%
Hispanic/Latino: 17%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 28%
Two or more races: 33%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 17%
Non-resident alien: 22%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2010 or Fall 2011, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2010 or Fall 2011, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2010]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 5%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 18%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 27%
[Began in Fall 2011]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 6%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 21%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural Technology/Technician0---
Category total0---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--10-
Category total--10-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping23-11-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General111213-
Banking and Financial Support Services944-
Business Administration and Management, General9---
Office Management and Supervision--6-
Real Estate10-2-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General-11-
Category total621737-
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Recording Arts Technology/Technician1111-
Category total1111-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies-84-
Radio and Television-710-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--1-
Category total01521-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Programming/Programmer, General042-
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General1---
Category total142-
Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager0-0-
Category total0-0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs1-13-
Category total1-13-
Category total--0-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Biomedical Technology/Technician-78-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General-1--
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-33-
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD6-1-
Category total61112-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General--12-
Category total--12-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management33---
Child Care Provider/Assistant156-65-
Category total189-65-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--2-
French Language and Literature--3-
German Language and Literature--2-
Hebrew Language and Literature--0-
Italian Language and Literature--3-
Spanish Language and Literature--2-
Category total--12-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--70-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--253
Category total--953
History, General--2-
Category total--2-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science15-40-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician-318-
Category total15358-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies--0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-538247-
Category total-538247-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General--14-
Category total--14-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General312-
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician-0--
Category total312-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General--2-
Category total--2-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total--5-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General--3-
Geology/Earth Science, General--0-
Physics, General--4-
Category total--7-
Precision Production
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist210-
Category total210-
Psychology, General--22-
Category total--22-
Social Sciences
Economics, General--64-
Political Science and Government, General--0-
Category total--127-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General--6-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-11-
Commercial and Advertising Art--10-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0-0-
Graphic Design-1--
Music, General--2-
Visual and Performing Arts, General--2-
Category total0225-
Grand total2905937913
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
Other DivisionMenWomen
Swimming and Diving1821
Track and Field, X-Country1210
Water Polo1212
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges1/1/1952 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs12/1/1972 -  Accredited
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession011
Drug law violations101
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft814
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate15.3%18.8%19.8%
Number in default544134
Number in repayment352217171
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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