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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?

7,377 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,605 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest one a student can attain at Diablo Valley.
  • In 2017-2018, 34% of the faculty were full-time.

Diablo Valley College Rankings

Diablo Valley was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Diablo Valley has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Diablo Valley

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,230
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,346
Best Colleges for Veterans 1,595

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
The overall average net price of Diablo Valley is $4,605. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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

7,377 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,775 undergraduate students at Diablo Valley, with 7,377 being full-time and 12,398 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,377 full-time undergraduates at Diablo Valley, 53% are male and 47% 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 1,300
Black or African American 316
Hispanic or Latino 1,623
White 2,342
International Students 1,131
Other Races/Ethnicities 665

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 Majors

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 12 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 1 0 0 0
Anthropology 23 0 0 0
Architectural Sciences & Technology 22 0 0 0
Audiovisual Communications 11 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 164 0 0 0
Building Management & Inspection 10 0 0 0
Business Administration & Management 216 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 1 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 85 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 1 0 0 0
Computer Programming 110 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 7 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 82 0 0 0
Culinary Arts 6 0 0 0
Dance 2 0 0 0
Data Entry 17 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 33 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 4 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 4 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 11 0 0 0
East Asian Languages 19 0 0 0
Economics 117 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 5 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 1 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 7 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 35 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 13 0 0 0
General Biology 83 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 37 0 0 0
General Engineering 19 0 0 0
General English Literature 35 0 0 0
General Psychology 188 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 9 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 4 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 3 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 15 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 79 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 1 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 209 0 0 0
History 25 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 7 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 41 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 2 0 0 0
Information Technology 1 0 0 0
Journalism 10 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 4 0 0 0
Library & Archives Assisting 4 0 0 0
Mathematics 58 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 3 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 13 0 0 0
Music 13 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 7 0 0 0
Philosophy 7 0 0 0
Physics 18 0 0 0
Political Science & Government 73 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 4 0 0 0
Romance Languages 12 0 0 0
Sociology 44 0 0 0
Special Education 6 0 0 0
Total 4,106 0 0 0

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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