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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,160 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
32.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
225 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at West Valley College is $1,104, which is $2,118 less than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $5,160, which is 467% of the cost for in-state students, and is $1,776 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,047.

In 2016, 32% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 0% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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West Valley College has a total enrollment of 8,263 students. The full-time enrollment at West Valley College is 2,659 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,604. This means that 32.2% of students enrolled at West Valley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.7% White, 27.6% Hispanic or Latino, 19% Asian, 6.01% Two or More Races, 2.55% Black or African American, 0.29% 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 (7.19%), followed by White Female (6.16%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 288 more women than men graduated from West Valley College. The majority of students graduating from West Valley College are White. These 512 graduates mean that there were 2.04 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 251 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at West Valley College is General Business Administration & Management with 129 graduates, followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences with 106 graduates and Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 69 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at West Valley College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Communication Technologies, with 19 graduates, followed by Human Sciences with 63 graduates and Natural Resources & Conservation with 26 graduates.


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West Valley College has an endowment valued at nearly N/A, as of the end of the N/A fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of N/A (N/A), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In N/A, West Valley College had a total expenditure of N/A. Of that N/A, they spent N/A on salaries and N/A on benefits.

West Valley College employs 166 Instructors, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at West Valley College are Female Instructors (104), Male Instructors (62), and N/A N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Valley College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 57 employees, Management, with 13 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 9 employees.



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