Cedar Valley College

Cedar Valley College

Cedar Valley College, CVC, is a community college in Lancaster, Texas that was founded in 1977. It offers programs at the certificate and associate's degree levels in areas like art, science, humanities, and teaching. The college also offers programs in academic, development, and technical disciplines. Distance learning facilities are also available for various courses at the college.

CVC is a member of the Metro Athletic Conference and participates in the NJCAA Division III sports. The athletics teams are nicknamed the Cedar Valley Suns or simply the Suns. Students participate in basketball, baseball, soccer, and volleyball. The college has a vibrant campus life and students can choose from over twenty clubs and organizations including Phi Theta Kappa, Omega Journeyman and the Gamers on Campus Organization. Loans are also available for students trying to secure financial aid. Awards and scholarships are also given to those who are eligible.

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Cedar Valley College
3030 N Dallas Ave
Lancaster , TX 75134-3799
General Phone: (972) 860-8258

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Cedar Valley Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management256business, business management, accounting, accounting technology, marketing
Liberal Arts151general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Medical Support and Technology94veterinary assistant
Mechanics and Repair64HVAC, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, small engine mechanics, motorcycle mechanic
Real Estate and Construction Management45real estate
Media29radio and TV tech
Security and Law Enforcement27criminal justice and safety
Design18design and visual communication, graphic design
Computer Science and Engineering7computer programming, data processing tech, computer networking
Office and Administration7executive secretary, receptionist, office data entry
Education and Teaching5education
Nursing and Emergency Medicine5nursing assistant
Music2music performance, music theory and composition, music management

Number of programs and degrees for Cedar Valley in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years44623
Associate's degree26421

Cedar Valley Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cedar Valley had a total enrollment of 4,834 students (3,088 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 30%
Black 52%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 20%
20-21 16%
22-24 13%
25-29 13%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Cedar Valley Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 46 %
Part-Time 35 %

Cedar Valley Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Lancaster, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Cedar Valley Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,160
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,450
Books and supplies $ 1,400

Financial Aid:
Cedar Valley participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 356100)

Cedar Valley Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3525

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year35$58,97525$54,568
All faculty totalacademic year35$58,97525$54,568

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Cedar Valley Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Design and Visual Communications, General
Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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What Sets Cedar Valley Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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