Diablo Valley College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,288
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,369
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.56%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
18,693
35.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
47.8%
600 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 2020, 3,728 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Diablo Valley College. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,271 degrees), 1.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (901 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Diablo Valley College is $1,288, which is $−6,692 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Diablo Valley College is $1,288, which is $−6,692 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,369.

In 2020, 38% of undergraduate students attending Diablo Valley College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,288
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Diablo Valley College was $1,288. The cost of tuition at Diablo Valley College is $−6,692 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$8,369
2020 Value
14.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Diablo Valley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,369. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Diablo Valley College grew by 14.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,084
Room and Board
$1,972
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Diablo Valley College was of $15,084 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,972. The cost of room and board increased by 9.46% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.82% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

38% of undergraduate students at Diablo Valley College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.7% with respect to 2019, when 37% 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.
7.56%
2018 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Diablo Valley College was 7.56%, which represents 13 out of the 172 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 18,693 students. The full-time enrollment at Diablo Valley College is 6,709 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,984. This means that 35.9% of students enrolled at Diablo Valley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Diablo Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.2% White, 26.7% Hispanic or Latino, 17.4% Asian, 8.08% Two or More Races, 4.85% Black or African American, 0.417% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.139% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Diablo Valley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (13.5%), followed by White Female (13.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Diablo Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,693 students. The full-time enrollment at Diablo Valley College is 6,709 and the part-time enrollment is 11,984. This means that 35.9% of students enrolled at Diablo Valley College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2020 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 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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
    5,652
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,982
  3. Asian
    3,249

The enrolled student population at Diablo Valley College is 30.2% White, 26.7% Hispanic or Latino, 17.4% Asian, 8.08% Two or More Races, 4.85% Black or African American, 0.417% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.139% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 1,792 students (9.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 592 more women than men received degrees from Diablo Valley College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Diablo Valley College is white (1,271 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (901 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 (244 degrees awarded), Library Science (19 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (40 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 Architects, except landscape and naval (89,913 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (75,508 people), Other managers (49,333 people), Postsecondary teachers (36,019 people), and Secondary school teachers (26,189 people).

The most specialized majors at Diablo Valley College are Human Sciences (244 degrees awarded), Library Science (19 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (40 degrees), Language & Linguistics (69 degrees), and Communication Technologies (28 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, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Sales engineers, and Computer network architects

The most specialized majors at Diablo Valley College are Human Sciences (244 degrees awarded), Library Science (19 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (40 degrees), Language & Linguistics (69 degrees), and Communication Technologies (28 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 (153,887 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (133,628 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (76,825 people), Construction (43,355 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (40,763 people).

The most specialized majors at Diablo Valley College are Human Sciences (244 degrees awarded), Library Science (19 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (40 degrees), Language & Linguistics (69 degrees), and Communication Technologies (28 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 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss 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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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,568
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,160
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,568 degrees were awarded to men at Diablo Valley College, which is 0.726 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,160).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 260 degrees were awarded to men at Diablo Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.956 times less than the 272 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 272 degrees were awarded to women at Diablo Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.05 times more than the 260 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 25% of students graduating from Diablo Valley College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (56.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Diablo Valley College is Female and Asian (56.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.333% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,271 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    901 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    700 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Diablo Valley College is white (1,271 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (901 degrees).

0.402% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    740 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    575 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    531 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Diablo Valley College is white female (740 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (575 degrees).

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Operations

Diablo Valley College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.89M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Diablo Valley College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Diablo Valley College employs 266 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Diablo Valley College are Female Instructors (141), Male Instructors(125), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Diablo Valley College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 127 employees, Management, with 41 employees, and Service with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.89M
2020 Endowment
0.0168%
decline from 2019

Diablo Valley College has an endowment valued at about $7.89M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Diablo Valley College declined 0.0168% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.46M 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 2020, 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

$67.1M
2020 Salaries
12%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Diablo Valley College paid a median of $67.1M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.47% growth from 2018 and a 0.0626% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$26.3M
Instructional Salaries
266
Number of Employees

In 2020, Diablo Valley College paid a total of $26.3M to 266 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
266 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
127 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Diablo Valley College were Instructor with 266 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Diablo Valley College were Office and Administrative Support with 127 employees; Management with 41 employees; and Service with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Diablo Valley College was Female Instructor with 141 employees, and Male Instructor with 125 employees.

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

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