Diablo Valley College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,288
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,311
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.1%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
19,871
36.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
46%
654 Graduates

About

Diablo Valley College is a higher education institution located in Contra Costa County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Diablo Valley College were .

In 2019, 3,421 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Diablo Valley College. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,174 degrees), 1.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (772 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Diablo Valley College is $1,288, which is $-6,536 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Diablo Valley College is $1,288, which is $-6,536 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,311.

In 2019, 37% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 1% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,288
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Diablo Valley College was $1,288. The cost of tuition at Diablo Valley College is $-6,536 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,311
2019 Value
7.36%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Diablo Valley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,311. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Diablo Valley College grew by 7.36%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,780
Room and Board
$1,918
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Diablo Valley College was of $13,780 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,918. The cost of room and board increased by 3.66% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.45% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
1%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Diablo Valley College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.78% with respect to 2018, when 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
11.1%
2017 Default Rate
23
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Diablo Valley College was 11.1%, which represents 23 out of the 208 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Diablo Valley College has a total enrollment of 19,871 students. The full-time enrollment at Diablo Valley College is 7,287 students and the part-time enrollment is 12,584. This means that 36.7% of students enrolled at Diablo Valley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Diablo Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.6% White, 26.7% Hispanic or Latino, 18% Asian, 8.75% Two or More Races, 5.39% Black or African American, 0.393% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.186% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Diablo Valley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (15.4%), followed by White Female (14.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Diablo Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,871 students. The full-time enrollment at Diablo Valley College is 7,287 and the part-time enrollment is 12,584. This means that 36.7% of students enrolled at Diablo Valley College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Diablo Valley College was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Diablo Valley College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,667
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    5,298
  3. Asian
    3,576

The enrolled student population at Diablo Valley College is 33.6% White, 26.7% Hispanic or Latino, 18% Asian, 8.75% Two or More Races, 5.39% Black or African American, 0.393% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.186% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 462 students (2.32%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 483 more women than men received degrees from Diablo Valley College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Diablo Valley College is white (1,174 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (772 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Diablo Valley College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Diablo Valley College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (231 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (129 degrees), and Communication Technologies (49 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Diablo Valley College are Elementary & middle school teachers (62,318 people), Construction managers (39,452 people), Other managers (36,890 people), Secondary school teachers (34,081 people), and Postsecondary teachers (34,072 people).

The most specialized majors at Diablo Valley College are Human Sciences (231 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (129 degrees), Communication Technologies (49 degrees), Library Science (18 degrees), and Construction (57 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Diablo Valley College are Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Diablo Valley College are Human Sciences (231 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (129 degrees), Communication Technologies (49 degrees), Library Science (18 degrees), and Construction (57 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Diablo Valley College are Elementary & secondary schools (154,024 people), Construction (81,814 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (67,576 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (31,516 people), and Child day care services (25,993 people).

The most specialized majors at Diablo Valley College are Human Sciences (231 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (129 degrees), Communication Technologies (49 degrees), Library Science (18 degrees), and Construction (57 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Diablo Valley College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Diablo Valley College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,469
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,952
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,469 degrees were awarded to men at Diablo Valley College, which is 0.753 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,952).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 227 degrees were awarded to men at Diablo Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.958 times less than the 237 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 237 degrees were awarded to women at Diablo Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.04 times more than the 227 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 24% of students graduating from Diablo Valley College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (52.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Diablo Valley College is Female and Asian (52.8% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.153% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,174 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    772 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    620 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Diablo Valley College is white (1,174 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (772 degrees).

0.731% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    663 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    511 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    484 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Diablo Valley College is white female (663 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (511 degrees).

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Operations

Diablo Valley College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.89M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Diablo Valley College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Diablo Valley College employs 261 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Diablo Valley College are Female Instructors (136), Male Instructors(125), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Diablo Valley College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 132 employees, Management, with 41 employees, and Service with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.89M
2019 Endowment
5.53%
growth from 2018

Diablo Valley College has an endowment valued at about $7.89M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Diablo Valley College grew 5.53% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.59M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Diablo Valley College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$59.9M
2019 Salaries
2.47%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Diablo Valley College paid a median of $59.9M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 2.47% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0626% decline from 2017 and a 4.03% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24M
Instructional Salaries
261
Number of Employees

In 2019, Diablo Valley College paid a total of $24M to 261 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
261 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
132 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Diablo Valley College were Instructor with 261 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Diablo Valley College were Office and Administrative Support with 132 employees; Management with 41 employees; and Service with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Diablo Valley College was Female Instructor with 136 employees, Male Instructor with 125 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Diablo Valley College.

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