Valencia College Facts

Notable Highlights

  • Valencia College was named the best community college in the nation as the inaugural winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
  • Nearly one out of four University of Central Florida graduates started at Valencia College.
  • Valencia College ranks 5thamong the nation’s colleges in the number of associate degrees awarded to Hispanic students.*

Unless otherwise noted, all information below is from the 2020 - 2021 reporting year.

Facts and Statistics

Analytics and Planning

For additional research, data, information and analysis visit the Office of Analytics and Reporting.


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ACADEMICS: Tuition, Financial Aid, Degrees, Graduates

Valencia College Tuition

Valencia College's tuition is about half that of a state university and is the lowest public college tuition in Central Florida.

Tuition Per Credit Hour

(2020-2021 Catalog)
Tuition Type Associate Baccalaureate
In-State Tuition:
Out-of-State Tuition:

Financial Aid

(Academic Year 2019-2020)

Aid info Amount
Total Aid Awarded $140,595,653
Students Receiving Aid 45.4%
Bright Futures Recipients 1,060

Degree Programs

Programs Degrees Offered
Associate in Arts (A.A.) 1
Associate in Science (A.S.) 37
Certificate Programs 96

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

  • B.A.S. in Business and Organizational Leadership
  • B.A.S. in Computing Technology and Software Development
  • B.S. in Cardiopulmonary Sciences
  • B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
  • B.S. in Nursing
  • B.S. in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences

Graduates by Degree/Certificate

Degree Programs Total Number Percentage
Associate in Arts (A.A.) 8,001 43.1%
Associate in Science (A.S.and A.A.S.) 1,462 7.9%
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 644 3.5%
Career Certificate 303 1.6%
EPI Certificate 73 0.4%
Technical Certificate 8,022 43.2%
Advanced Technical Certificate 73 0.4%
Total 18,578  

Graduate Success

Success Rate
A.S. graduate placement rate: 90-95%*
A.S. average annual salary:
*According to Florida Education Training and Placement Information (FETPIP) 2017 - 2018.


STUDENTS: Enrollment, Characteristics

Annual Enrollment

Valencia College is the 2nd largest of Florida's 28 state colleges.

Credit/Non-Credit Type of Student Total Enrolled
Credit Credit-Seeking Students
International Students (Fall 2019) (from 106 countries): 


Non-Credit Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) 152
Non-Credit Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) 231
Non-Credit Continuing Workforce Education (CWE) 156
Non-Credit Continuing Education 5,669
Non-Credit Conferences and Seminars 650
Non-Credit Total Individuals Served 72,542**

* Source: Excelencia in Education, Latino College Completion, 2021 
**Total is approximate—there may be some duplication across categories.

Average Class Size: 21

Valencia College's average class size is 21 students.


Enrollment By Campus***

Campus Total Enrollment*
Downtown Campus 1,861
East 33,766
Lake Nona 2,759
Osceola 14,325
Poinciana 1,804
West 36,712
Winter Park 1,794
Students enrolled at more than one campus 72.5%

*** From 2020-2021 academic year. Headcounts are duplicated across campuses.

County of Origin

Percentage of high school grads who start at Valencia College
(Fall 2019)

County Percentage
Orange County 25%
Osceola County 29.6%


Student Characteristics

Race/Ethnicity Percentage
African-American 17.2%
Asian 4.9%
Caucasian 27.1%
Hawaiian 0.3%
Hispanic 40.8%
Multi-Race 2.9%
Native American 0.2%
Unknown 6.7%

Enrollment Status

Enrollment Status Percentage
Full-Time 35.5%
Part-Time 64.5%
Median Student Age 20

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History, Board of Trustees, Employees, Budget

Valencia College History students at West Campus

Founded in 1967. Read more

Service Area

Orange and Osceola counties


Valencia College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).


Kathleen Plinske

President, East & Winter Park Campuses:
Wendy Givoglu, Interim Campus President

President, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses:
Stanton Reed, Interim Campus President

President, Osceola Campus:
Melissa Pedone, Interim Campus President

President, West & Downtown Campuses:
Terri Graham, Interim Campus President


(Full and part-time)


Full-Time Faculty: 

Part-Time Faculty (Adjunct): 

Total: 5,627

As of July 30, 2020


Valencia College District Board of Trustees

Valencia College District Board of Trustees

The Valencia College District Board of Trustees is composed of nine citizens from Orange and Osceola counties. They are vested with decision-making power in all matters of college policy, programs, building, budget and personnel, and meet monthly.

  • Daisy Lopez-Cid, Chair
  • Beth Smith, Vice Chair
  • John Davis
  • Angel de la Portilla
  • Guillermo Hansen
  • John Martinez
  • Michael A. Sasso
  • Tracey Stockwell


Foundation Endowment

Valencia College Foundation Endowment

Thanks to alumni donations, grants, and contributions from businesses and individuals, Valencia College has one of the country's largest community college endowments at $86,957,397 as of March 31, 2021.

Learn More

Revenues Total
2021-2022 Projected Revenues: $227,169,845
2020-2021 Actual Revenues: $216,592,915