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 Diablo Valley College

Diablo Valley College - Pleasant Hill, CA

321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, California 94523

General information:(925)685-1230
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:20,310( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:29 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $738 $738 $1,018 -28%
Out-of-state $5,960 $5,989 $6,478 -8%
Books and supplies $1,638 $1,620 $1,656 -2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $11,160 $11,556 $11,406 1%
Other $3,780 $3,798 $4,059 -7%
Off Campus with Family
Other $8,100 $8,586 $8,550 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,376 $2,358 $2,674 0%
Off Campus $17,316 $17,712 $18,139 -6%
Off Campus with Family $10,476 $10,944 $11,224 -9%
On Campus $7,598 $7,609 $8,134 -13%
Off Campus $22,538 $22,963 $23,599 -4%
Off Campus with Family $15,698 $16,195 $16,684 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $1,008
In-state fees $10
Out-of-state tuition $6,468
Out-of-state fees $10
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 340 26% --
Grant or scholarship aid 337 26% $1,208,211 $3,585
Federal grants 215 17% $936,040 $4,354
Pell grants 215 17% $918,004 $4,270
Other federal grants 33 3% $18,036 $547
State/local government grant or scholarships 319 25% $270,671 $848
Institutional grants or scholarships 4 0% $1,500 $375
Student loan aid 9 1% $27,871 $3,097
Federal student loans 9 1% $27,871 $3,097
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,423 26% $11,544,158 $2,129
Pell grants 2,288 11% $8,127,740 $3,552
Federal student loans 159 1% $618,619 $3,891


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $9,978 $11,095 $9,666
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,162 $8,598 $8,041
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,889 Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 20,310
Undergraduate enrollment 20,310
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,173
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 28 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Baseball 27-
Basketball 1012
Football 87-
Soccer -23
Softball -15
Swimming and Diving 1921
Tennis 127
Track and Field, Outdoor 2615
Track and Field, X-Country 128
Volleyball -13
Water Polo 1523


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1952 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

02/24/1961 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

07/18/1964 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession003
Drug law violations04 3
Liquor law violations001
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 341
Burglary 111
Motor vehicle theft 1574
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate8.4%
Number in default11
Number in repayment130

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00119100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General11---
Landscaping and Groundskeeping47--
Category total157--
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architectural Technology/Technician-27-
Category total-27-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping53-4-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General11--
Business Administration and Management, General7740-
Business/Commerce, General7-2-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General--4-
Real Estate2---
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General2---
Small Business Administration/Management5---
Category total77850-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects81111-
Recording Arts Technology/Technician19---
Category total271111-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Radio and Television3-5-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3-5-
Category total6-10-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-412-
Computer Support Specialist4-2-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-55-
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General625-
Category total101124-
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector-74-
Category total-74-
Education Colleges
Special Education and Teaching, General4-2-
Category total4-2-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD-1--
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician3-2-
Category total312-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General--8-
Category total--8-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant1302513-
Category total1302513-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Chinese Language and Literature15---
French Language and Literature11---
German Language and Literature3---
Italian Language and Literature4---
Japanese Language and Literature37---
Russian Language and Literature3---
Spanish Language and Literature25---
Category total98---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer--3-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--1418
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician19-2-
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other12-31-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling17101-
Category total48105118
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other10---
Criminal Justice/Police Science49-2215
Forensic Science and Technology9---
Category total81-2215
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies--14-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-36151-
Category total-36165-
Library Science Colleges
Library and Archives Assisting14-6-
Category total14-6-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General--12-
Category total--12-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General6-2-
Category total6-2-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General--5-
Physical Fitness Technician7-4-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management1-3-
Category total8-12-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General-48--
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager-20--
Category total-68--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General--21-
Category total--21-
Social Sciences Colleges
Geography, Other921-
Political Science and Government, General--10-
Category total9211-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General--2-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology--2-
Category total--4-
Grand total53618843733