Irvine Valley College

Irvine Valley College

Irvine Valley College or IVC is a community college located in Irvine, California. It is a part of the California Community Colleges system. The college offers its students various programs ranging from the traditional liberal arts and sciences to advanced technologies.

The IVC Athletics department sponsors intercollegiate athletics competition in 12 sports. The Irvine Valley men's soccer team has twice been named National Champions among small colleges (1993 and 2003), while IVC athletic teams have won a total of 11 state titles since the program's inception in 1993.

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Irvine Valley College
5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine , CA 92618-0301
General Phone: (949) 451-5100

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Irvine Valley Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts265women's studies, Japanese language, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Business and Management62business management, accounting, retail
Family and Social Work25child development
Computer Science and Engineering13computer programming, systems analyst, web design, database administration, computer graphics, computer networking
Security and Law Enforcement12criminal justice and police
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Science8biology, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, geology
Art Studies7visual and performing arts, art studies
Design6graphic design
Office and Administration6data entry, office management, administrative assistant
Engineering Technician6manufacturing tech, drafting, mechanical drafting
Mechanics and Repair5electrical installation and repair
Medicine5medical preparatory
Real Estate and Construction Management2real estate
Therapy and Counseling0psychology
Media0desktop publishing and imaging
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts0dance, dance courses, drama, theatre design
Photography and Commercial Art0photography

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree36551
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years024
Award of less than 1 academic year5513
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years172

Irvine Valley Student Body

In 2007-2008, Irvine Valley had a total enrollment of 9,805 students (6,412 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 42%
Black 2%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 29%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 21%
20-21 17%
22-24 16%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown18%

Irvine Valley Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 41 %

Irvine Valley Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Irvine, 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.

Irvine Valley Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 614
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,645
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Irvine Valley participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2539500)

Irvine Valley Faculty

Irvine Valley has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1215
Non-tenured and not on tenure track56

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year64$85,15861$83,567
All faculty totalacademic year64$85,15861$83,567

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

Irvine Valley Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Retailing and Retail Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Dance, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

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

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

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

Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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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 On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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