Diablo Valley College

Diablo Valley College

Diablo Valley College is a two-year community college situated in Pleasant Hill in Contra Costa County, California. It was established in the year 1949. The college enrolls more than 25,000 students annually.

DVC has satellite centers situated in San Ramon and Walnut Creek. It also offers classes in other facilities in Concord, Martinez, Danville, and San Ramon. The college offers a variety of occupational specialties, including hotel/ restaurant management, culinary arts, dental technology, and real estate.

The college boasts of a student-run newspaper called "The Inquirer." The official mascot of DVC is Vikings. Some of the notable alumni of the college are Julie Strain, model and actress; Kyle Gass, Member of Tenacious D; and Katharine Ross, actress.

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Contacting Diablo Valley College

Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Rd
Pleasant Hill , CA 94523
General Phone: (925) 685-1230

Diablo Valley College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts594Chinese language, Japanese language, Russian language, German language, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, liberal arts and sciences, library assistant, ...
Family and Social Work101family systems, child development, human services
Medical Support and Technology66dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental lab tech, respiratory care tech
Business and Management61business, business management, accounting, small business management, retail
Cooking and Culinary Arts56culinary arts, restaurant and catering management
Security and Law Enforcement44corrections, forensic science, criminal justice and police, corrections and criminal justice
Therapy and Counseling36substance abuse counseling
Media31radio and television, digital communications, animation and special effects
Music25music management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy20sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Computer Science and Engineering18computer programming, computer networking, system administration
Office and Administration10administrative assistant
Education and Teaching9special ed
Construction Trades8building inspector, construction manager
Landscaping and Horticulture7applied horticulture, landscaping
Engineering Technician4drafting, civil drafting, mechanical drafting
Mechanics and Repair4electrical installation and repair
Real Estate and Construction Management1real estate
Drama and Performing Arts0theatre design
Production Trades0machinist
Architecture and Planning0architectural tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year31536
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years2750
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years13716
Associate's degree61723

Diablo Valley College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Diablo Valley College had a total enrollment of 19,768 students (12,739 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 48%
Black 6%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 20%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 27%
20-21 19%
22-24 13%
25-29 11%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 8%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown20%

Diablo Valley College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 49 %

Diablo Valley College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Diablo Valley College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 570
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,415
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Diablo Valley College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 119100)

Diablo Valley College Faculty

Diablo Valley College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2224
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1014

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year122$85,160133$82,124
All faculty totalacademic year122$85,160133$82,124

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

Diablo Valley College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Retailing and Retail Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
System Administration/Administrator

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Drama And Performing Arts
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering Technician
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family Systems
Human Services, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Liberal Arts
Chinese Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Geography, Other
German Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Assistant/Technician
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Music Management and Merchandising

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Diablo Valley College Highlights

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What Sets Diablo Valley College Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
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 On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, navy, air force)

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