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Valencia College

Orlando, FL, USA
3.22 Average Rating

Founded in 1967, Valencia College is a 2-year community college with eight campuses in the Orlando metro area. On top of offering more than 120 associate degree-granting programs, Valencia confers five bachelor’s degrees in Nursing, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, Business, Cardiopulmonary Sciences, and Radiologic Sciences. They offer unique Flex Start classes to accommodate working students and won the inaugural Aspen Prize in 2011 for Community College Excellence. Valencia’s Fire Science Technology program partners with fire agencies in the central Florida region to oversee the college’s Fire Rescue Training Facility.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
44,834
Total Number of Undergrads
44,834
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
25:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$5,901
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$2,474
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$9,383
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1266

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
68%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,896
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
68%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,400
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,969

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
23%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,385
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$8,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$85
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
72
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

School Colors
Red/Black/Gold
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Orlando
Lakeland
Tampa
Miami
New York
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$32,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.22 Average Rating
Valencia is a fun and happy place to go to. The people that work there are very nice and helpful. The campus is just wonderful and comfortable!
Poulette from Orlando, FL
Valencia is a very diversified school. It gives you the tools to create your own path. The quality of education is good
Sandra from Orlando, FL
Valencia college is a great college to go to. I will rate it a 9 out of a 10. There are about 6 locations in Florida so there is never any reason to move closer to the campus thus a great money saver.
Dereck from Orlando, FL
Valencia has a team of highly efficient. If you're Hispanic you are looking for someone who speaks Spanish. It is an interesting college.
Glenieliz from Kissimmee, FL
The college is great!! It won the Aspen award, as the best community college in the nation!!! The campus is very nice.... people are very friendly, and eager to help when you need it... I certainly recommend any one in Orlando to attend Valencia first and then finishing you Bachelor's degree somewhere else. Although, Valencia is starting to add some Bachelor's programs, so you might be able to finish your degree there... Good Luck and have FUN!!!
Andreas from Orlando, FL

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