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Antelope Valley College, located in Lancaster, California, was founded in 1929 as part of the Antelope Valley High School as a junior college to provide the first two years of a college education. The college suffered from low attendance for most of the great depression and into World War II, until the return of veterans and a burgeoning aircraft industry saved the school from closure. Today the number of students has increased from the low of 13 in 1939 to nearly 16,000 a year. The school has also expanded its offerings, providing over 70 programs through is multiple campuses.
As noted above, Antelope Valley College offers over 70 programs of study, resulting in a certificate, diploma, associate's degree, or in some cases, a bachelor's degree. Courses are available on campus or online, and some programs are designed for career training, while others are designed for transfer to a four year institution.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Admission to Antelope Valley College is open to high school graduates or GED holders, with certain programs having more stringent requirements. Individuals interested in enrolling should complete the admissions application, followed by the registration process. Financial aid is available to eligible students, determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,900. 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
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $1,100-$1,300
- Out-of-State: $5,700-$6,797
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $46-$55 per unit
- Out-of-State: $240-$280 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||73%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||72%||$4,645|
|Receiving Student Loans||14%||$6,338|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 26%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Antelope Valley College may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how Antelope Valley College compares against other community colleges in Los Angeles and the community colleges in California as a whole.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2010)
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 about the programs offered by Antelope 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
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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