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Ventura College

4667 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, CA

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Ventura College is located in Ventura California.  VC is a public two-year institution established in 1925 to provide education opportunities to resident with Ventura County. The school is one of three that comprise the Ventura County Community College District, the other two being Moorpark College and Oxnard College.

Ventura College is one of the 112 higher education institutions that comprise the California Community College System.  California CCS is ultimately responsible for establishing statewide standards and policies for two year institutions funded by public dollars. The school originally operated as part of Ventura Union High School until 1962 when the district was formally formed and the school became a separate entity.

Today the school continues to expand its three campus locations to better serve its growing student body.  Enrollment at Ventura College is in excess of 13,500 annually.  As such, the school administration invests in academic programs, facilities, and services to help the college remain current and relevant.

Academics

Ventura College offers a number of programs that allows students to pursue academic or career paths based on their personal and professional goals. Individuals seeking transfer opportunities will complete a program that mirrors the first two years of a four year education.  This includes general education courses with a focus on local education that is affordable in nature.  Graduates from VC can then apply to a four year institution to continue an education by earning a bachelor's degree.

Transfer to one of California's two public university systems is made easier through agreements in place that guarantee admissions if certain academic preconditions are met. Transfer to out of state or private institutions will have varying requirements and should be discussed with a counselor.

Career training programs provide education in a high demand field for the purposes of long term employment in that field as a qualified professional. Individuals will choose the path and program that best meets their interests.  VC offers programs from health care to business-related courses.  In addition, the school offers highly technical degree programs to help students learn career-focused skills that can be taken directly into a trade.  In either case, students will learn in class and via hands-on applications to blend the two learning modalities.

Practical courses allow students to engage in skill development and training for fields that require such under supervised and controlled conditions, ensuring quality and safety. Programs typically take between one and two years to complete, resulting in an associate degree or certificate.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Ventura College maintains an open enrollment policy that allows any student who is at least eighteen years of age or has a high school diploma to enroll by completing the application, paying all fees, and providing transcripts and test scores if available.

Individuals are also asked to participate in orientation to become familiar with the campus and to meet with a counselor prior to registration in order to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum. Some students will be required to take placement exam prior to enrolling in a program or registering for classes.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and is warded based on need as determined by a student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Aid must be applied for yearly.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,000. 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-$1,600
    • Out-of-State: $7,000-$8,400
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $46-$55 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $250-$300 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid74%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships73%$4,703
Receiving Student Loans3%$5,415
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

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

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • 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 this school compares against other community colleges in Ventura County and the community colleges in California as a whole.

 Ventura CollegeVentura CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate29.5%30.8%24.3%
Transfer-out Rate10.4%12.6%13.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Ventura 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,...)

Agriculture Operations

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Construction Trades

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Precision Production

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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Contact Information

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Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map




ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
74%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
30:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$2,581