West Valley College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$11,645
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
12.1%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
7,779
27.6% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
32.1%
197 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 842 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Valley College. 65% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (400 degrees), 1.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (220 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Valley College is $1,104, which is $-6,310 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Valley College is $1,104, which is $-6,310 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,645.

In 2017, 31% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 1% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at West Valley College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at West Valley College is $-6,310 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$11,645
2017 Value
15.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 West Valley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,645. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of West Valley College grew by 15.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,493
Room and Board
$1,746
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Valley College was of $11,493 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,746. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

31%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
1%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

31% of undergraduate students at West Valley College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.13% with respect to 2016, when 32% 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.
12.1%
2016 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at West Valley College was 12.1%, which represents 8 out of the 66 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

West Valley College has a total enrollment of 7,779 students. The full-time enrollment at West Valley College is 2,149 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,630. This means that 27.6% of students enrolled at West Valley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.4% White, 29.1% Hispanic or Latino, 20.3% Asian, 6.13% Two or More Races, 2.3% Black or African American, 0.283% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at West Valley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (19.7%), followed by White Female (19.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (16.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,779 students. The full-time enrollment at West Valley College is 2,149 and the part-time enrollment is 5,630. This means that 27.6% of students enrolled at West Valley College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2017 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 West Valley College was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), West 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
    3,063
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,260
  3. Asian
    1,583

The enrolled student population at West Valley College is 39.4% White, 29.1% Hispanic or Latino, 20.3% Asian, 6.13% Two or More Races, 2.3% Black or African American, 0.283% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.18% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 99 students (1.27%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 252 more women than men received degrees from West Valley College. The majority of degree recipients at West Valley College are white (400 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (220 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at West Valley College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (21 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (47 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (70 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 West Valley College are Elementary & middle school teachers (170,049 people), Other managers (140,073 people), Marketing managers (66,665 people), Customer service representatives (64,698 people), and Human resources workers (61,368 people).

The most specialized majors at West Valley College are Communication Technologies (21 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (47 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (70 degrees), Legal (32 degrees), and Communications (61 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 West Valley College are Surgeons, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at West Valley College are Communication Technologies (21 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (47 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (70 degrees), Legal (32 degrees), and Communications (61 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 West Valley College are Elementary & secondary schools (307,818 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (163,511 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (153,163 people), Computer Systems Design (113,093 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (90,532 people).

The most specialized majors at West Valley College are Communication Technologies (21 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (47 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (70 degrees), Legal (32 degrees), and Communications (61 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 West 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 West Valley College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 295
  2. 547

In 2017, 295 degrees were awarded to men at West Valley College, which is 0.539 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (547).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 55 degrees were awarded to men at West Valley College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.02 times more than the 54 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 63 degrees were awarded to women at West Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.03 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% of students graduating from West Valley College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (55%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Valley College is Female and Two or More Races (55% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.02% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    400 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    220 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    121 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Valley College is white (400 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (220 degrees).

3.21% of degree recipients (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    246 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    156 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at West Valley College is white female (246 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (156 degrees).

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