San Joaquin Valley College is a privately owned system of school that has 14 locations throughout the state of California. The school was founded in 1977 and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Over the years SJVC has grown and expanded its offerings, providing career education and training in high demand fields. The school also operates an online program for students that need flexible hours or cannot commute.
San Joaquin Valley College offers a large number of programs, providing students with choices for which career they wish to pursue. Students are taught by an experienced faculty that ensures the education received is relevant and applicable to one’s career. Graduates will receive an associate’s degree or certificate upon completion. SJVC also actively maintains externships with employers in order to provide students with practical experience.
Program availability varies by campus, however programs offered may include:
- Registered Nursing
- Dental Assisting
- Business Administration
- Criminal Justice
San Joaquin Valley College – Visalia is located at 8400 W Mineral King Ave in the city of Visalia. Around three thousand students have graduated from this campus over the last few years. This location provides services for students in the form of flexible courses for those with irregular schedules, career pathway counseling to help students define their goals, and post-graduation job placement options. You can learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting sjvc.edu.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average annual "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $16,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at San Joaquin Valley College – Visalia, these numbers may change in a given year due to a variety of factors.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $17,000-$20,000
Alternate Tuition Plan Options Available
- Some programs may have tuition rates that will remain the same as the first year for up to five years.
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.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||95%||$5,369|
|Receiving Student Loans||98%||$8,214|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 23%.
Other Career Colleges
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to San Joaquin Valley College – Visalia.
- MCed Career College in Fresno, CA (36 miles away)
- Kaplan College - Fresno in Clovis, CA (38 miles away)
- Institute of Technology Inc in Clovis, CA (40 miles away)
- San Joaquin Valley College - Fresno in Fresno, CA (41 miles away)
- San Joaquin Valley College - Bakersfield in Bakersfield, CA (70 miles away)