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Antelope Valley College Overview

Antelope Valley College is a public institution situated in Lancaster, California. Lancaster is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Antelope Valley College Known For?

3,516 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Antelope Valley College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 20% of the faculty were full-time.

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Antelope Valley College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Antelope Valley College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#54 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#98 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Antelope Valley College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Library Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Mathematics & Statistics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Social Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Physical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#105 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#114 Best Value Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Antelope Valley College?

Location of Antelope Valley College

Contact details for Antelope Valley College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3041 West Ave K, Lancaster, CA 93536-5426
Phone: 661-722-6300
Website: www.avc.edu

How Do I Get Into Antelope Valley College?

You can apply to Antelope Valley College online at: www.avc.edu/studentservices/adminrec/applyonline

Antelope Valley College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Antelope Valley College?

9% Take Out Loans
21.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Antelope Valley College, approximately 9% of students took out student loans averaging $3,586 a year. That adds up to $14,344 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Antelope Valley College is 21.6%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Antelope Valley College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,130 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,909 undergraduate students at Antelope Valley College, with 4,130 being full-time and 9,779 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Antelope Valley College

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,130 full-time undergraduates at Antelope Valley College, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Antelope Valley College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Antelope Valley College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Antelope Valley College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 152
Black or African American 529
Hispanic or Latino 2,454
White 630
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 350

Over 12 countries are represented at Antelope Valley College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Venezuela, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka.

Online Learning at Antelope Valley College

688 Took All Classes Online
2,663 Took At Least One Class Online
10.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,663 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Antelope Valley College has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Antelope Valley College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Antelope Valley College was 10.4%. This is the #1,312 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Antelope Valley College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Antelope Valley College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 114 748 0 862
General Social Sciences 0 340 0 0 340
Industrial Production Technology 257 56 0 0 313
Biological & Physical Science 0 156 0 0 156
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 149 0 0 149
Business Administration & Management 0 130 3 0 133
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 12 39 61 9 121
General Biology 0 101 0 0 101
Nursing 0 97 0 0 97
Mathematics 0 85 0 0 85
Health & Physical Education 19 66 0 0 85
General Psychology 0 78 0 0 78
Human Development & Family Studies 0 56 20 0 76
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 15 23 16 0 54
Sociology 0 54 0 0 54
Audiovisual Communications 20 19 11 0 50
General Physical Sciences 0 49 0 0 49
Fire Protection 33 9 0 0 42
Graphic Communications 1 20 20 0 41
Physics 0 37 0 0 37
American Sign Language 0 10 23 0 33
Accounting 11 16 5 0 32
Chemistry 0 31 0 0 31
Computer Systems Networking 10 9 9 0 28
Business Support & Assistant Services 15 8 4 0 27
Environmental Control Technology 17 3 7 0 27
Computer Software & Applications 1 12 13 0 26
Computer Programming 0 12 12 0 24
Allied Health Professions 0 24 0 0 24
Economics 0 24 0 0 24
Communication & Media Studies 0 23 0 0 23
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 14 7 2 0 23
General English Literature 0 23 0 0 23
Political Science & Government 0 23 0 0 23
Fine & Studio Arts 0 23 0 0 23
General Engineering 0 17 0 0 17
History 0 17 0 0 17
General Business/Commerce 0 8 8 0 16
Design & Applied Arts 0 7 8 0 15
Music 0 15 0 0 15
Textile & Apparel Studies 6 6 1 0 13
Library & Information Science 0 13 0 0 13
Precision Metal Working 7 6 0 0 13
Horticulture 1 5 6 0 12
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 5 6 0 11
Drama & Theater Arts 0 11 0 0 11
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 8 0 0 8
Real Estate 4 1 2 0 7
Romance Languages 0 5 0 0 5
Anthropology 0 5 0 0 5
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 2 2 0 4
Data Entry 0 2 2 0 4
Teaching Assistants 1 2 0 0 3
General Sales & Marketing 0 1 1 0 2
Computer Information Systems 0 1 1 0 2
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 1 1 0 0 2
General Engineering Technology 0 1 1 0 2
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 2 0 0 2
Geography & Cartography 0 2 0 0 2
Philosophy 0 1 0 0 1
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 445 2,070 992 9 3,516

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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