Search For A Degree
Matchcollege.com is an advertising-supported site. Featured or trusted partner programs and all school search, finder, or match results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other editorially-independent information published on this site.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

ACCEPTANCE RATE

nan%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

34%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

26:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

16

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$3,012

Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition

School Map

Diablo Valley College

8555 Commerce Ave, San Diego, CA

Diablo Valley College (DVC) is a two-year college in the Contra Costa Community College District. It is located on a 100-acre campus in view of Mt. Diablo, and just 20 miles from the University of Berkeley, California. Many students at DVC aim to transfer to UC Berkeley and other four-year institutions to complete their bachelor's degrees. DVC has an excellent transfer rate, and transfer agreements with the UC California and California State College systems.

DVC offers associate's degrees and vocational and professional training that leads to certificates of achievement and accomplishment. DVC offers academic study programs in 57 occupational specialties. Lifelong learning opportunities are also available without a degree or certificate, and many courses are available online through "DVC Online."

History

Established in 1949 as East Contra Costa Junior College, it originally operated out of rooms in local high schools, banks and churches. It got its own campus site in 1952, and the name was changed to Diablo Valley College in 1958.

Academics

The academic calendar for Diablo Valley College offers fall, spring and summer terms, with shorter sessions available at other times throughout the year.

Colleges and Schools

Academic units at DVC are organized into academic divisions. The nine academic divisions at Diablo Valley College are:

  • Applied and Fine Arts
  • Biological and Health Sciences
  • Business Education
  • Counseling/Library
  • English
  • Math and Computer Science
  • Physical Education, Athletics and Dance
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Social Sciences
  • At San Ramon campus, the divisions are:
  • Applied Arts & Social Science
  • Language Arts
  • Math & Science
  • Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Student Life

For students at Diablo Valley College who are seeking involvement beyond the classroom, there are a wide variety of student clubs and organizations available on campus. The focus of the 50-plus student organizations on campus ranges from academic to athletic, social, political, cultural, religious, artistic and special interest. Students who wish to start their own student club or organization may do so through the Associated Students of Diablo Valley College (ASDVC).

Art galleries featuring student art, musical, theatre and dance performances are also available. The student newspaper offers information about campus activities and offers more opportunities for student involvement.

Other student resources available through DVC include student health services, a student life office, student union, leadership, support resources, and a calendar of events, among others.

Traditions

DVC has a relatively new fight song called "Go Green," which is quickly becoming a new student tradition. The traditional school colors are green and white, with gold as an accent color. The school mascot is a Viking, and the athletic teams are nicknamed the Diablo Valley "Vikings."

Athletics

The Diablo Valley College "Vikings" athletic teams compete in several intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Water Polo

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Satellite Campuses

In addition to its primary Pleasant Hill Campus in Pleasant Hill, California, Diablo Valley College also has the San Ramon Valley Center in the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon, California. Classes are also taught at various locations throughout the community.

Community Life

Community resources for Diablo Valley College include an observatory that features a planetarium, and community access to theatre, dance and musical performances on campus.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the students Diablo Valley College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits
$6,800

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $1,300-$1,500
    • Out-of-State: $8,500-$10,250
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $46-$55 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $310-$370 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid34%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships34%$4,525
Receiving Student Loans1%$5,104
accrediation - SELECT Campus_Name, Campus_IPEDS_UnitID, Agency_Name,clean_program_name as Program_Name,Accreditation_Type,Accreditation_Status,Accreditation_Date_Type,Periods,cipcode,entity_id FROM `college_accreditations_2015` ca left join `college_accreditations_program_names` capn on capn.program_name = ca.Program_Name WHERE `entity_id` = '113634' AND `Last Action` = ''
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Diablo Valley College may provide student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance
  • Child care

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program
    • * Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1961)
  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • * Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1964)
  • English Language Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (since 2011)
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-3
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-3
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-3
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-3
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-3
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-3
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-2
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-3
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1
here is the count .. community-colleges-1-1

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get More Information

Get more information about the programs offered by Diablo Valley College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • English Language and Literature

  • Mathematics and Statistics

Other Community Colleges

The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Diablo Valley College.

Also, you can compare schools by looking through our list of colleges & universities:

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

PHP Code Snippets Powered By : XYZScripts.com