Los Angeles Valley College

Los Angeles Valley College

Los Angeles Valley College is a community college located in the Valley Glen district of Los Angeles, California. It was founded on September 12, 1949. The college is a part of the Los Angeles Community College District. The campus is spread over an area of 105 acres.

LAVC offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in several areas of study. Some of the notable alumni of LAVC are acotr Tom Selleck, actor/comedian Michael Richards, actress Julie Brown, sportscaster Rory Markas and actor Sean Astin

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Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen , CA 91401-4096
General Phone: (818) 947-2600

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Los Angeles Valley College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts588minority and gender studies, foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, Hebrew languages, English, speech and rhetoric, ...
Family and Social Work396child development
Nursing and Emergency Medicine60registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement44criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Business and Management40business management, accounting, banking, sales and marketing
Office and Administration28office management, administrative assistant
Medical Support and Technology25respiratory care tech
Mechanics and Repair14electrical installation and repair, computer repair, industrial electronics tech
Media14mass communication, journalism, radio and television, digital communications
Photography and Commercial Art13commercial art, cinematography, drawing
Computer Science and Engineering12computer programming, system administration
Science11biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Education and Teaching11early childhood special ed
Engineering Technician10biomedical tech, manufacturing tech, drafting, mechanical drafting
Therapy and Counseling10psychology
Design8graphic design
Real Estate and Construction Management6real estate
Music5music, music management
Production Trades3machinist
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy
Architecture and Planning3architectural tech
Art Studies2art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical education
Drama and Performing Arts0drama, theatre design
Fine Arts0sculpture

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year40216
Associate's degree89159
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years2111

Los Angeles Valley College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Los Angeles Valley College had a total enrollment of 17,264 students (10,654 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 29%
Black 6%
Hispanic 41%
Asian 11%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 10%
18-19 19%
20-21 16%
22-24 14%
25-29 14%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown7%

Los Angeles Valley College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 35 %

Los Angeles Valley College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 606
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,470
Books and supplies $ 1,482

Financial Aid:
Los Angeles Valley College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 122800)

Los Angeles Valley College Faculty

Los Angeles Valley College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track62
Non-tenured and not on tenure track810

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year20$90,87716$81,956
All faculty totalcalendar year20$90,87716$81,956

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year76$78,43463$75,344
All faculty totalacademic year76$78,43463$75,344

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

Los Angeles Valley College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
System Administration/Administrator

Graphic Design

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

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms

Engineering, General

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

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Fine Arts

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
Geography, Other
German Language and Literature
Hebrew Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Minority % of student body
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checked On-campus day care
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