Moreno Valley College, located in Moreno Valley, California, established in 2010 to provide additional support in the Riverside Community College District. The school is also a member of the California Community Colleges System, which operates and funds 112 two year institutions throughout the state, of which the school is the 11th. The school was given accreditation in 2010 and meets the standards of a two year college established by the state. The school is joined by Riverside City College and Norco College in forming the Riverside Community College District.
Students attending Moreno Valley College will be able to choose from programs that allow for academic transfer or career training offered by the institution. Academic transfer is accomplished through the completion of a curriculum that matched the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying to four year institutions to continue that education and eventually earn a degree. Students applying to California institutions will find transfer agreements in place that ease or guarantee admission to public institutions in the UC or CSU systems. Application to out of state or private schools will require varying admissions standards to be met and should be discussed with a counselor.
Career training programs focus on high demand fields that allow students to enter the workforce upon completion to pursue long term employment. Individuals will receive a mixture of traditional and practical education, with practical courses providing a safe controlled environment for the development of skills and abilities necessary to perform duties in a given field. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree upon completion.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Moreno Valley College is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual to enroll if he or she meets the minimum criteria for enrollment, completes an application, and pays associated fees. Students should be at least eighteen years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent, and they should provide transcripts and test scores if available. Additionally, participation in orientation and meeting with a counselor is encouraged in order to become familiar with the campus and to discuss program enrollment and personal goals. Students may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration in order to determine the starting level of general education courses the student must take.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Aid is awarded based on need which is determined through the information a student provides on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will then be used by the financial aid department to determine aid program eligibility and awards when constructing a financial aid packet. Scholarships may also be pursued from private, non-school sources through application, and may be awarded for a variety of reasons. Aid must be applied for prior to each semester and should be submitted in a timely fashion to ensure that aid is received when needed.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,400. 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: $1,400-$1,700
- Out-of-State: $7,300-$8,784
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $46-$55 per unit
- Out-of-State: $240-$290 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||76%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||75%||$4,108|
|Receiving Student Loans||2%||$4,167|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 15%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Moreno Valley College may provide student services including:
- Online course work available
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care for children
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 MVC compares against other community colleges in Riverside and community colleges in California as a whole.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2008)
- Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2003)
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.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Moreno Valley College.
- Riverside Community College in Riverside, CA (12 miles away)
- Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, CA (12 miles away)
- Mt. San Jacinto Community College District in San Jacinto, CA (15 miles away)
- Norco College in Norco, CA (21 miles away)
- Victor Valley College in Victorville, CA (41 miles away)