Ventura College

Ventura College

Ventura College is a California-state funded community college located in Ventura, California, United States. It was established in the year 1925. The campus is spread across an area of 112 acres. It enrolls more than 10,000 students. Ventura College is part of the Ventura County Community College District. It offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

The athletics department of the college fields various men's and women's sports teams that participate in diverse sports. Their sport teams are nicknamed the Pirates. The Pirates are winners of the WSC Athletic Supremacy Award (2007-08).

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Ventura College
4667 Telegraph Rd
Ventura , CA 93003-3872
General Phone: (805) 654-6400

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Ventura College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts756minority and gender studies, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, geography courses, international relations
Nursing and Emergency Medicine137EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement53criminal justice and police
Family and Social Work36family and consumer science, child development, human services
Construction Trades19apparel and textile marketing, building inspector, construction manager
Business and Management18business, business management, accounting
Mechanics and Repair11automobile mechanics
Architecture and Planning7architectural tech
Engineering Technician6engineering technology, water quality and recycling tech, electrical drafting, mechanical drafting
Office and Administration4office management, administrative assistant
Photography and Commercial Art3commercial art, photography
Medical Administration3health care facilities management, medical records tech, medical secretary
Art Studies3art studies
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Science and Laboratory Technician3biology tech
Production Trades2machinist, welding
Agricultural Science and Management1crop production
Science1biology, biological and physical sciences
Design1fashion design, interior design
Conservation and Resource Management0conservation, environmental studies
Landscaping and Horticulture0landscaping, plant nursery, turf management, floristry
Media0journalism, digital communications
Fine Arts0ceramics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0parks and recreation studies
Computer Science and Engineering0information technology, computer programming, database administration, computer networking

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree99349
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years051
Award of less than 1 academic year257
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years549

Ventura College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ventura College had a total enrollment of 12,603 students (7,941 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 43%
Black 3%
Hispanic 38%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 26%
20-21 16%
22-24 13%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown6%

Ventura College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %
Part-Time 36 %

Ventura College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Ventura College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 644
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,894
Books and supplies $ 1,455

Financial Aid:
Ventura College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 133400)

Ventura College Faculty

Ventura College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track811
Non-tenured and not on tenure track22

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year9$102,61115$94,012
All faculty totalcalendar year9$102,61115$94,012

*: 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 year54$86,25758$79,891
All faculty totalacademic year54$86,25758$79,891

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

Ventura College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Crop Production

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector

Fashion/Apparel Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Elect CAD/CADD
Engineering Technology, General
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Human Services, General

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics

Landscaping And Horticulture
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Nursery Operations and Management
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Liberal Arts
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Geography, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

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

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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% of degrees in music
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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

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