West Valley College

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General Information

Admission Office

14000 Fruitvale Avenue

Saratoga, CA 95070-5698

(408) 741-2001

Fax: (408) 867-5033

Contact: Paula Prichett

Director of Admissions
Main Address

14000 Fruitvale Avenue

Saratoga, CA 95070-5698

(408) 867-2200


Total undergrads: 13,799

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,028


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Landscape Architecture A

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Women’s Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fashion Design A,C
Interior Design A,C
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A,C
Fashion Merchandising A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Office Clerical Services A
Office Management A
Real Estate A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance A,C


Early Childhood Education A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Assistance A,C


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Court Reporting A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management A,C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A
Geology A
Physics A


Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

West Valley College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (408) 867-2200
Website: www.westvalley.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: westvalley.edu/admissions/apply-now.html
Address: 14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070-5698
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,619
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,368 (57% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,484
Out-of-state Tuition: $9,434
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 65%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $3,918

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

West Valley College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at West Valley College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 32
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 151
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 63
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 54
Education 2
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 3
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 43
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 81
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 72
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 32
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 43
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 26
Visual and Performing Arts 910
Grand total 7455

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at West Valley College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $1,484
Out-of-state $9,434
Books and supplies $1,854

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 506 65%
Grant or scholarship aid 504 65% $3,918
Student loan aid 3 0% $3,817

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,406 31% $3,058
Federal student loans 52 1% $6,773

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for West Valley College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled West Valley College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

West Valley College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 7,619
Undergraduate enrollment 7,619
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

West Valley College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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