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Diablo Valley College Data & Information Overview

152 awards Ranking Badges
8% Student Loan Default Rate
Find out more about how Diablo Valley College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Diablo Valley College Ranked?

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Diablo Valley College was awarded 152 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

Diablo Valley was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

Is It Hard to Get Into Diablo Valley?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Diablo Valley College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Learn more about Diablo Valley College admissions.

Diablo Valley College Faculty

25 to 1 Student to Faculty
38% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Diablo Valley College is 25 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Diablo Valley College is 38%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  38 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Diablo Valley College

74% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

Diablo Valley College has a freshmen retention rate of 74%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Diablo Valley College.

Diablo Valley College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,709 Full-Time Undergraduates
54.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
50.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 18,693 undergraduates at Diablo Valley with 6,709 being full-time and 11,984 being part-time.

How Much Does Diablo Valley College Cost?

$6,678 Net Price
1% Take Out Loans
$22,584 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Diablo Valley is $6,678. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Diablo Valley

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,898 $6,814 $9,184 $11,369 $12,436

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Diablo Valley, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Diablo Valley, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $5,646 a year. That adds up to $22,584 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Diablo Valley is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Get more details about paying for Diablo Valley College.

How Much Money Do Diablo Valley Graduates Make?

$48,000 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Diablo Valley make around $48,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Diablo Valley graduates since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Diablo Valley College make the most money.

Location of Diablo Valley College

California State
6,709 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Diablo Valley College is a public institution located in Pleasant Hill, California. Pleasant Hill is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for Diablo Valley are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Phone: 925-685-1230

Diablo Valley College Majors

63 Majors With Completions
2,203 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Diablo Valley College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Diablo Valley

42% Take At Least One Class Online
10% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 7,768 students took at least one online class at Diablo Valley College. This is an increase from the 7,080 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 7,768 1,796
2018-2019 7,080 2,499
2017-2018 6,809 2,452
2016-2017 5,827 1,870
2015-2016 5,270 1,716

Learn more about online learning at Diablo Valley College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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