Diablo Valley College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,288

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,369

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.33%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

19,775

37.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

44.8%

606 Graduates

About

Diablo Valley College is a higher education institution located in Contra Costa County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Diablo Valley College were .

In 2017, 2,828 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Diablo Valley College. 56.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (888 degrees), 1.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (547 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Diablo Valley College is $1,288, which is $-6,126 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Diablo Valley College is $1,288, which is $-6,126 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,369.

In 2017, 36% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 1% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,288

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Diablo Valley College was $1,288. The cost of tuition at Diablo Valley College is $-6,126 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,369

2017 Value

4.45%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Diablo Valley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,369. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Diablo Valley College grew by 4.45%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,492

Room and Board

$1,792

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Diablo Valley College was of $12,492 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,792. The cost of room and board increased by 4.36% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.59% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

36%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

1%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

36% of undergraduate students at Diablo Valley College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.26% with respect to 2016, when 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

8.33%

2016 Default Rate

17

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Diablo Valley College was 8.33%, which represents 17 out of the 204 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Diablo Valley College has a total enrollment of 19,775 students. The full-time enrollment at Diablo Valley College is 7,377 students and the part-time enrollment is 12,398. This means that 37.3% of students enrolled at Diablo Valley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Diablo Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.9% White, 25.1% Hispanic or Latino, 17.1% Asian, 8.69% Two or More Races, 5.37% Black or African American, 0.364% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.182% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Diablo Valley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (16.7%), followed by White Female (15%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Diablo Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,775 students. The full-time enrollment at Diablo Valley College is 7,377 and the part-time enrollment is 12,398. This means that 37.3% of students enrolled at Diablo Valley College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Diablo Valley College was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Diablo Valley College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,109

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4,956

  3. Asian

    3,390

The enrolled student population at Diablo Valley College is 35.9% White, 25.1% Hispanic or Latino, 17.1% Asian, 8.69% Two or More Races, 5.37% Black or African American, 0.364% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.182% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 100 students (0.506%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 348 more women than men received degrees from Diablo Valley College. The majority of degree recipients at Diablo Valley College are white (888 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (547 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Diablo Valley College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Diablo Valley College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (143 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (83 degrees), and Communication Technologies (35 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Diablo Valley College are Elementary & middle school teachers (190,592 people), Postsecondary teachers (83,775 people), Other managers (79,113 people), Secondary school teachers (55,033 people), and Software developers (52,544 people).

The most specialized majors at Diablo Valley College are Human Sciences (143 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (83 degrees), Communication Technologies (35 degrees), Math & Statistics (60 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (597 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Diablo Valley College are Surgeons, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Diablo Valley College are Human Sciences (143 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (83 degrees), Communication Technologies (35 degrees), Math & Statistics (60 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (597 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Diablo Valley College are Elementary & secondary schools (335,371 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (151,604 people), Computer Systems Design (90,715 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (76,676 people), and Insurance carriers (57,686 people).

The most specialized majors at Diablo Valley College are Human Sciences (143 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (83 degrees), Communication Technologies (35 degrees), Math & Statistics (60 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (597 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Diablo Valley College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Diablo Valley College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,240

  2. 1,588

In 2017, 1,240 degrees were awarded to men at Diablo Valley College, which is 0.781 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,588).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 256 degrees were awarded to men at Diablo Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.81 times less than the 316 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 316 degrees were awarded to women at Diablo Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.23 times more than the 256 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%

100% Completion Time

43%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 20% of students graduating from Diablo Valley College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (52.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Diablo Valley College is Female and Asian (52.4% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.495% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    888 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    547 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    525 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Diablo Valley College is white (888 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (547 degrees).

0.672% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    507 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    381 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    345 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Diablo Valley College is white female (507 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (381 degrees).

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Operations

Diablo Valley College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.57M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Diablo Valley College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Diablo Valley College employs 226 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Diablo Valley College are Male Instructors (116), Female Instructors(110), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Diablo Valley College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 118 employees, Management, with 38 employees, and Service with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.57M

2017 Endowment

5.88%

growth from 2016

Diablo Valley College has an endowment valued at about $7.57M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Diablo Valley College grew 5.88% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.91M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Diablo Valley College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$58.5M

2017 Salaries

4.03%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Diablo Valley College paid a median of $58.5M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 4.03% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.4% growth from 2015 and a 2.97% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.9M

Instructional Salaries

226

Number of Employees

In 2017, Diablo Valley College paid a total of $20.9M to 226 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $7.66M (28%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

226 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

118 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Diablo Valley College were Instructor with 226 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Diablo Valley College were Office and Administrative Support with 118 employees; Management with 38 employees; and Service with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Diablo Valley College was Male Instructor with 116 employees, Female Instructor with 110 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Diablo Valley College.

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