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Los Angeles Valley College Overview

Located in Valley Glen, California, Los Angeles Valley College is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Los Angeles Valley College Known For?

2,876 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at LAVC is the undergraduate certificate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 32% of the faculty were full-time.

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Los Angeles 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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#57 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#161 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 LAVC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Radio, Television & Digital Communication Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Sociology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Human Development & Family Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Communication & Journalism Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Social Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Los Angeles Valley College?

Location of Los Angeles Valley College

Contact details for LAVC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, CA 91401-4096
Phone: 818-947-2600
Website: www.lavc.edu

How Do I Get Into LAVC?

You can apply to LAVC online at: www.laccd.edu/Students/opencccapply/applylavc/Pages/default.aspx

As long as you submit the requested materials to Los Angeles Valley College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Los Angeles Valley College?

1% Take Out Loans
10.2% 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 LAVC, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $5,761 a year. That adds up to $23,044 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at LAVC is 10.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Los Angeles Valley College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,743 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,982 undergraduate students at LAVC, with 3,743 being full-time and 13,239 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  LAVC

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,743 full-time undergraduates at LAVC, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  LAVC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of LAVC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 118
Black or African American 143
Hispanic or Latino 1,902
White 1,174
International Students 36
Other Races/Ethnicities 370

Over 35 countries are represented at LAVC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, Vietnam, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Los Angeles Valley College

3,058 Took All Classes Online
6,981 Took At Least One Class Online
32.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 6,981 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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Online Growth Rankings of LAVC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Los Angeles Valley College was 32.9%. This is the #650 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at LAVC 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%.

Los Angeles 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 2 368 883 1,253
Human Development & Family Studies 162 81 0 243
Business Administration & Management 37 153 0 190
Sociology 0 121 0 121
General Psychology 0 116 0 116
Economics 0 75 0 75
Nursing 0 68 0 68
Communication & Media Studies 0 45 9 54
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 44 7 51
Special Education 36 14 0 50
Allied Health Professions 0 25 25 50
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 12 31 6 49
Finance & Financial Management 16 16 15 47
Romance Languages 12 27 0 39
Criminal Justice & Corrections 5 30 0 35
Accounting 13 21 0 34
General Biology 0 29 0 29
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 13 9 6 28
General Sales & Marketing 0 15 12 27
Political Science & Government 0 25 0 25
Fine & Studio Arts 0 24 0 24
Mathematics 0 23 0 23
Health & Physical Education 0 22 0 22
Fire Protection 4 15 2 21
Anthropology 6 12 0 18
Drama & Theater Arts 4 14 0 18
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 7 10 17
History 0 17 0 17
General English Literature 0 16 0 16
Real Estate 11 3 0 14
Physics 0 14 0 14
Business Support & Assistant Services 2 6 1 9
Journalism 1 7 0 8
Philosophy 0 8 0 8
Audiovisual Communications 6 1 0 7
Computer Programming 2 3 1 6
Precision Metal Working 2 3 1 6
Design & Applied Arts 0 4 2 6
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 6 0 6
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 2 2 1 5
Information Technology 4 0 0 4
Building Management & Inspection 2 2 0 4
Music 0 4 0 4
Industrial Production Technology 0 2 1 3
Ethnic Studies 0 3 0 3
Geography & Cartography 0 3 0 3
Architectural Sciences & Technology 2 0 0 2
General Engineering 0 1 0 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 1 0 1
Chemistry 0 1 0 1
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 1 0 1
Data Entry 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 356 1,538 982 2,876

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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