Irvine Valley College (IVC)

5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA

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Irvine Valley College has many outstanding programs to choose from. IVC offers more than 60 associate degrees as well as over 50 certificate programs. Student enrollment exceeds 15,000 students with students from over 50 different countries.

Tuition for California residents is $46 per credit. Not only is Irvine Valley College affordable, but it offers an education that propels students to success. Many students have gone on to earn advanced degrees in medicine and law.

The college has developed agreements with four-year institutes which include transfer programs. These programs allow students to transfer to California State University campuses.

An outstanding honors program provides high achieving individuals a challenge. Students who finish the honor program are given top priority when applying to UCLA and other top universities.

The school emphasizes STEM students. Irvine Valley College provides chances for students to work together to achieve more.

Irvine Valley College works with veterans to help them transition to an academic program. Over 3,000 veterans are currently enrolled. IVC has been designed a Military Friendly School for 2013.

The college offers many outstanding services that assist students. There is a counseling center that provides students the help they need. Child care is also available for parents who want to attend Irvine Valley College.

Student clubs and organizations help enhance ones college experience. On campus clubs include Art Club, ASEC, BEES, Biological Society, Business Leaders Society, Cheer Club, Chinese Club, Finance Club, Forensics, Geography Club, Math Club, Pre-med club, and Green Team Alliance.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,600. 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: $6,000-$7,190
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $190-$230 per credit 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 Aid35%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships35%$3,478
Receiving Student Loans2%$5,343

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 9%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Irvine Valley College may provide services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how IVC compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Orange and community colleges in California in total.

 IVCOrangeCalifornia
Graduation Rate37.7%29.4%24.2%
Transfer-out Rate17.3%15.2%13.8%

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.

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(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

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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