San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC)

701 South Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, CA

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About
San Bernardino Valley College, located in located in San Bernardino, California, was founded in 1926 and is the fifth oldest two year institution in the state. When first established the school maintained two temporary sites located in high schools and had an initial enrollment of 140 students. The school currently maintains an annual enrollment of over 25,000 students and maintain its facilities and programs through a yearly budget of nearly sixty million dollars. The school has two campuses and nearly a 1000 part and full time faculty and a staff of nearly 500 all working to ensure that services, programs and facilities meet and exceed the needs of current and future students.

Academics
Students will be able to choose from programs that allow for academic transfer or assist in workforce development through training in a high demand field. Academic transfer is accomplished through a two year program that emulates the course of study and curriculum a student pursuing a bachelor's degree would. Upon completion the student will be able to apply to a four year institution, and if accepted enter as a junior to complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Students applying to public colleges and universities in California will be assisted in the transfer process by agreements in place easing requirements and guaranteeing admissions if certain criteria are met. Transfer to out of state or private institutions will have separate requirements that should be discussed with a counselor.

Career training programs are aimed at providing educational and skill development that will allow an individual to pursue a successful career upon completion. Courses are mix of traditional and practical settings, providing theory as well as practice in regards to the types of activities and skills necessary in order to be considered for employment. Programs typically take two years to complete, though some may have shorter durations, such as six, nine or twelve months. Upon completion students will receive a certificate or degree that demonstrates competency and assists in the procurement of employment by bolstering employer conference.

Admissions and Financial Aid
San Bernardino Valley College is a public, two year open enrollment institution dedicated to providing opportunities for all interested residents in its service area. Individuals wishing to enroll must complete an application for admission, provide any previous transcripts and standardized test scores, as well as pay all accrued fees. Students may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration, and are also encouraged to meet with a counselor and participate in orientation prior to their first registration.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information provided within which will be used by the school to determine the extent of one's needs and aid program eligibility when constructing his or her aid packet. Financial aid must be reapplied for every year. Students may be chosen at random to supply additional tax and financial information as part of new regulations governing the disbursement of funds.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,500. 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.

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 Aid83%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships83%$4,100

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 23%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, San Bernardino Valley College may provide student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day 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 San Bernardino Valley College compares against other community colleges in San Bernardino and community colleges in California as a whole.

 SBVCSan BernardinoCalifornia
Graduation Rate16.7%19.4%24.2%
Transfer-out Rate11.0%12.6%13.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1989)
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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,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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