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Valencia is a premier learning college that transforms lives, strengthens community, and inspires individuals to excellence.


Valencia provides opportunities for academic, technical and life-long learning in a collaborative culture dedicated to inquiry, results and excellence.


Valencia values learning, people, diversity, access and integrity.

DEGREES OFFERED Associate in Arts (A.A.):


A.A. Pre-Majors and Transfer Plans:


Associate in Science (A.S.) and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees and certificate programs:


Bachelor’s Degrees: As early as Fall 2011, Valencia plans to launch a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology.


5,291 (54.2%)

A.S., A.A.S.:

1,044 (10.7%)

Technical Certificate:

3,064 (31.4%)

Career Certificate: Educator Preparation Institute Certificate: Total:

274 (2.8%) 88 (0.9%) 9,761

GRADUATE SUCCESS 95% of Valencia’s A.S./A.A.S. degree graduates are placed in jobs after graduation earning an average annual salary of $44,680.

Valencia ranks 1st among the nation’s two-year colleges in the number of associate degrees earned and 4th among all institutions. (2008/2009)

TUITION FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS (2010/2011) In-State: $91.73 per credit hour $2,752.00 per year* Out-of-State:

$347.42 per credit hour $10,423.00 per year*

Books & Supplies: $1,139.00 per year *Based on full-time enrollment of 30 credits per academic year. FINANCIAL AID (2009-2010) Total Awarded: more than $156,000,000 Amount of Students Receiving Aid: Bright Futures Recipients:

49% 4,397*

* Valencia has the most Bright Futures recipients among Florida state colleges. In 2009-2010, our students collectively received $6,886,465.

Valencia graduates are UCF’s number one source of community college students (33% of all transfers).

DIRECTCONNECT TO UCF Valencia students enrolled in DirectConnect: 43,679 (from 2006-May 2010) Valencia A.A. graduates who transferred to the Florida state university system and continued their studies at UCF: 88.7% (Fall 2008) UCF graduates who started at Valencia: 20% (2008-2009) UCF at Valencia: On West Campus, UCF offers complete bachelor’s degrees in Applied Science, Architecture, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, Legal Studies, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. On Osceola Campus, UCF offers complete bachelor’s degrees in Applied Science, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies and Psychology.

ONLINE INSTRUCTION • More than 20% of Valencia students take courses online. • Over the last five years, the number of course sections taught online has risen five-fold. ANNUAL ENROLLMENT (2009/2010) Credit-Seeking Students: 55,304 Total Individuals Served: 64,506 * Includes: Credit Seeking  Post Secondary Adult VOC  Educator Preparation Institute Continuing Education  Conferences & Seminars

FTE (Full-Time Equivalent): 29,706.8 * Approximate total. Some students may fall in multiple categories.

Twice as many high school graduates in Orange and Osceola counties start college at Valencia than at all Florida state universities combined. (34.2% enrolled at Valencia in 2008 and approximately 16.4% enrolled at a Florida state university.) Enrollment has grown on all campuses, but has grown the fastest at Osceola where it has nearly doubled over the last four years. Valencia’s retention rate over four years continues to exceed the state average. In 2009-2010, our fall to spring retention rate reached 86.2%.

CREDIT STUDENT BODY CHARACTERISTICS (fall 2009 end of term) Gender: Male: Female: Not Indicated:

43.3% 56.3% 0.4%

Race: African-American: Asian/Pacific Islander: Caucasian: Hispanic: Native American: Other (Non Resident):

Day: Evening:

70.3% 29.7%

Average Class Size:


Average Student Age:


Credit Enrollment by Age: 15.9% 5.3% 39.5% 27.8% 0.3% 11.1%

Enrollment Status: Full-Time: Part-Time: Average Credit Hours:

Class Times:

44.7% 55.3% 9.4

17 and under: 18-24: 25-29: 30-39: 40-49: 50-59: 60+:

7.4% 64.8% 12.2% 9.4% 4.4% 1.4% 0.3%

Valencia is the 3rd largest of Florida’s 28 community colleges in student headcount. (2008/2009)

HISTORY Founded in 1967 SERVICE AREA Orange and Osceola counties BOARD OF TRUSTEES Raymer F. Maguire, III, Chair Bertica Cabrera-Morris, Vice Chair Jerry D. Buchanan Maria Grulich Toumazos Lori Kifer Lewis M. Oliver, III Jo Quittschreiber

ADMINISTRATION Sanford C. Shugart, President Gaby Hawat, Spc. Asst. to the President for  Strategic Initiatives & Exec. Dean for Econ. Dev. Keith W. Houck, VP Administrative Services Susan E. Kelley, VP Institutional Advancement William J. Mullowney, VP Policy and  General Counsel Joyce C. Romano, VP Student Affairs Stanley H. Stone, VP Human Resources  and Diversity Falecia Williams, Interim Provost, West Campus Ruth L. Prather, Provost East Campus & Winter Park Campus Kathleen Plinske, Provost, Osceola Campus Bill White, Chief Information Officer Joe Battista, COO, Valencia Enterprises

PERSONNEL (as of Oct. 2009) Administrators: Full-Time Faculty: Professional Staff: Career Staff: Part-Time Staff:

64 431 231 623 1,638



95% of our full-time faculty hold a master’s or doctoral degree in the subject area that they teach. OPERATING BUDGET (2010/2011) State Funding: Tuition/Fees: Other Sources: Total Projected Revenues:

$61,962,606 $87,776,448 $6,666,794 $156,405,848

RESTRICTED FUNDS (2010/2011) Federal/State Grants: Federal Financial Aid: Federal Loans: Foundation Support: Other Sources: Total:

$7,465,887 $76,954,994 $65,031,926 $1,731,020 $94,596 $151,278,423

VALENCIA FOUNDATION With more than $60 million, the Valencia Foundation has the largest endowment among the nation’s community colleges. (Source: National Association of College &  University Business Officers 2009)

CAMPUS/CENTER SITES Criminal Justice Institute (Established: 2006) 8600 Valencia College Lane, Orlando, FL 32825 40 acres, 1 building, 77,325 sq. ft. Downtown Center (Established: 1974) 190 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 28,950 sq. ft. East Campus (Established: 1974) 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825 108 acres, 8 buildings, 9 portables, 1 parking garage, 650,217 sq. ft. Osceola Campus (Established: 1987) 1800 Denn John Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744 100 acres, 3 buildings, 8 portables, 202,313 sq. ft. Sand Lake Center (Established: 2004) 2411 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32809 2 buildings, 31,934 sq. ft.

Valencia at Lake Nona High School 12500 Narcoossee Road, Orlando, FL 32832 (campus under construction, 23 acres adjacent to high school, expected to open in 2012) West Campus (Established: 1971) 1800 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811 180 acres, 16 buildings, 816,139 sq. ft. Winter Park Campus (Established: 1986) 850 W. Morse Boulevard, Winter Park, FL 32789 1 building, 51,079 sq. ft.

Valencia has pledged that all new building construction will meet LEED* standards for environmentally friendly design.

* Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, under the U.S. Green Building Council

Phone: 407-299-5000 Web: News: Facebook: Revised 02/2011 - Š 2011 Valencia Community College - MMR100110-01

Just the Facts  

The Just the Facts booklet provides a listing of quick facts, statistics and highlights about Valencia Community College and its student bod...

Just the Facts  

The Just the Facts booklet provides a listing of quick facts, statistics and highlights about Valencia Community College and its student bod...