About Irvine Valley College
Irvine Valley College (also known as IVC or Irvine Valley) is a community college in Irvine, California. It is part of the California Community Colleges System. The college inherited its name from the Irvine family and the Irvine Company that were key in the development of the city of Irvine. Opened in 1979 as Saddleback College North Campus, Irvine Valley College received its current name and independent status in July 1985. In July 1988, the college received its first accreditation as a separate institution by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The school provides two-year associate of art and science degrees, certificates of achievement, and lower-division transferable courses to other colleges and universities. It is a mid-size college campus having over 14,000 students. It is situated northeast of the University of California, Irvine and adjacent to the Irvine Spectrum Business Sector. It is less than 2 miles away from the 5 Freeway, the 405 Freeway, and the Irvine Spectrum Center. The school is also about 10 miles from Corona del Mar State Beach, Balboa Island, and Laguna Beach.
- Offers certificate, and associate degrees
- 11,631 students
- 0.07 faculty staff per student
Notable programs at Irvine Valley College
Tuition and costs
In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Irvine Valley College was $7,958, while for in-state students it was $1,142. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $2,785.
The average financial aid at Irvine Valley College is $7,027. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $931 for undergraduate tuition on average.
Financial aid available at Irvine Valley College
42% of undergraduate students at Irvine Valley College received grants or loans in 2017.
The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.
Average student living expenses at Irvine Valley College
The average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,854.