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Diablo Valley College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Diablo Valley College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Diablo Valley College Ranked?

2021 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 19 badges in the 2021 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.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Diablo Valley?

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.

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Diablo Valley College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Diablo Valley College, this rate is 26 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

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 34%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  34 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Diablo Valley College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Diablo Valley College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at Diablo Valley

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 19,871 undergraduates at Diablo Valley with 7,287 being full-time and 12,584 being part-time.

Diablo Valley Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Diablo Valley is 65.02 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  65.02 out of 100
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How Much Does Diablo Valley College Cost?

The overall average net price of Diablo Valley is $4,605. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Diablo Valley, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $5,104 a year. That adds up to $20,416 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Diablo Valley is 8.3%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Diablo Valley Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Diablo Valley make about $37,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 6% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of Diablo Valley College

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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Location of Diablo Valley College

Contact details for Diablo Valley are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Phone: 925-685-1230
Website: https://www.dvc.edu

Diablo Valley College Majors

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

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 6,809 students took at least one online class at Diablo Valley College. This is an increase from the 5,827 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 6,809 2,452
2016-2017 5,827 1,870
2015-2016 5,270 1,716
2014-2015 5,261 1,722
2013-2014 4,638 1,527

Learn more about online learning at Diablo Valley College.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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