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Diablo Valley College Overview

Located in Pleasant Hill, California, Diablo Valley College is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Pleasant Hill makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Diablo Valley College Known For?

3,421 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Diablo Valley.
  • In 2017-2018, 34% of the faculty were full-time.

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Diablo Valley College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

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

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

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular East Asian Languages Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Political Science & Government Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Architecture & Related Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Communication & Journalism Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Diablo Valley College?

Location of Diablo Valley College

Contact details for Diablo Valley are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Phone: 925-685-1230
Website: https://www.dvc.edu

How Do I Get Into Diablo Valley?

You can apply to Diablo Valley online at: https://www.dvc.edu/future/steps/index.html

Diablo 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 Diablo Valley College?

1% Take Out Loans
8.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Diablo Valley, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $5,104 a year. That adds up to $20,416 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Diablo Valley is 8.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Diablo Valley College Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,287 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,871 undergraduate students at Diablo Valley, with 7,287 being full-time and 12,584 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Diablo Valley

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,287 full-time undergraduates at Diablo Valley, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Diablo Valley

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Diablo Valley Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,420
Black or African American 294
Hispanic or Latino 1,728
White 2,180
International Students 825
Other Races/Ethnicities 840

Over 90 countries are represented at Diablo Valley. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Indonesia.

Online Learning at Diablo Valley College

2,452 Took All Classes Online
6,809 Took At Least One Class Online
13.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 6,809 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 60th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Diablo Valley

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Diablo Valley College was 13.1%. This is the #1,148 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Diablo Valley regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Diablo Valley majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 2%
Computer Information Systems 50%
General Business/Commerce 14%
Real Estate 50%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Diablo Valley ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Diablo Valley.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Business/Commerce #74
Business Administration & Management #360
Business, Management & Marketing #447

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%.

Diablo Valley College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 4 464 468
Health/Medical Prep Programs 52 209 0 261
Business Administration & Management 41 216 0 257
Computer Programming 130 110 0 240
Human Development & Family Studies 156 41 21 218
General Psychology 0 188 0 188
Biological & Physical Science 0 164 0 164
Criminal Justice & Corrections 45 82 0 127
Economics 0 117 0 117
Communication & Media Studies 16 85 0 101
General Biology 0 83 0 83
Health & Physical Education 1 79 0 80
East Asian Languages 60 19 0 79
Political Science & Government 0 73 0 73
General Business/Commerce 28 37 0 65
Mathematics 0 58 0 58
Data Entry 36 17 0 53
Accounting 38 12 0 50
Building Management & Inspection 29 10 7 46
Culinary Arts 1 6 38 45
Sociology 0 44 0 44
Romance Languages 29 12 0 41
Dental Support Services 0 33 8 41
Fine & Studio Arts 5 35 0 40
General English Literature 0 35 0 35
Mental & Social Health Services 8 13 10 31
Audiovisual Communications 16 11 0 27
Horticulture 25 0 1 26
Architectural Sciences & Technology 4 22 0 26
History 0 25 0 25
Anthropology 0 23 0 23
Graphic Communications 2 15 5 22
General Engineering 0 19 0 19
Library & Archives Assisting 14 4 0 18
Physics 0 18 0 18
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 9 5 0 14
Geography & Cartography 8 4 2 14
Special Education 7 6 0 13
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 13 0 13
Music 0 13 0 13
Plumbing & Water Supply 11 0 0 11
Drama & Theater Arts 0 11 0 11
Journalism 0 10 0 10
Computer Systems Networking 0 7 3 10
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 9 0 9
Real Estate 8 0 0 8
Germanic Languages 8 0 0 8
Philosophy 1 7 0 8
Hospitality Management 0 7 0 7
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 3 4 0 7
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 3 4 0 7
Ethnic Studies 0 7 0 7
Natural Resources Conservation 0 7 0 7
General Sales & Marketing 6 0 0 6
Entrepreneurial Studies 4 0 0 4
Design & Applied Arts 0 4 0 4
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 3 0 3
Business Support & Assistant Services 2 0 0 2
Computer Information Systems 1 1 0 2
Environmental Control Technology 1 1 0 2
Industrial Production Technology 0 2 0 2
Dance 0 2 0 2
Information Technology 0 1 0 1
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 1 0 0 1
Allied Health Professions 0 1 0 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 1 0 1
Health Sciences & Services 0 1 0 1
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 809 2,053 559 3,421

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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