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Victor Valley Community College, also referred to as Victor Valley College or VVCC, was founded in 1961, and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The college offers more than 40 programs of study in diverse fields. VVCC awards certificates, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees. Online courses are also available at VVCC.

Programs are offered through the following academic departments:

  • Department of Health Sciences and Public Safety
  • Department of Humanities, Arts and Letters
  • Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Department of Student & Workforce Development

Students can choose from courses in respiratory therapy, political science, nursing, media arts, electronics and computer technology, child development, and anthropology.

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Students wishing to enroll at VVCC should contact the Admissions and Records Office. The college offers admission to high school graduates, and students who have either a GED or a CHSPE certification. Transfer students, as well as international and out-of-state students are accepted at VVCC. New or returning students can submit their application forms online. Forms and credentials can also be sent in to the college’s admissions office.

Following the submission of application forms, new students need to attend an orientation program and counseling session, complete an assessment test, and then register for classes. Applying for admission also entails the application for financial aid. This, however, is optional.

Financial Aid

At VVCC, students are given the choice of applying for financial assistance programs that are available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, work study programs, and Veterans or GI Bills. The Financial Aid Department caters to the financial-educational needs of students. The Sallie Mae Fund, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship, Inland Empire Scholarship Fund, and Health Professions Education Foundation, are among the scholarship programs available for eligible candidates.

Students can also apply for Federal aid programs by completing and submitting the form for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There are different types of Federal aid programs including Cal Grants, Graduate Fellowships, Stafford Loans, PLUS Loans, and Federal Work Study Programs.

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The student body of VVCC is represented by the Associated Student Body (ASB) Council. The ASB promotes cultural, educational, and social activities. Students are also involved in the various on-campus clubs and organizations. These include the Model United Nations, Ready Rams Club, Native American Students Association, Campus Crusade for Christ, and Phi Theta Kappa – International Honor Society of the Two Year College. The student-published newspaper is known as the RamPage.

VVCC has a library that holds a varied collection of books, journals, and other resource materials. It also provides services like photocopy machines and interlibrary loans. VVCC students can get all required textbooks, and other items such as gifts and college gear, at the Rams Bookstore. The bookstore also offers online shopping facilities. The Students Activities Center has a community conference center, staff and student restaurants, and also houses the offices of the student organizations. Students pursuing courses in the fields of agriculture, engineering, construction, and welding, have access to the Vocational Technology Labs. The Bus Transfer Center has an indoor waiting area as well as accessibility features for disabled students.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The athletics teams of VVCC participate in sports like basketball, track and field, soccer, and cross country. The college is a member of the California Community College Sports, Foothill Athletic Conference, and the Southern California Football Association. The Rams’ team colors are gold and maroon.

Information Summary

Ranks 288th in California and 2973rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 14 0.11
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 6 0.05
Arrest 11 0.09

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 382 0.33
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 6 0.01
Forcible Rape 37 0.03
Robbery 261 0.22
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,359 1.16
Larceny 2,086 1.78
Vehicle theft 486 0.41

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District608

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4466th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,104 $1,104 $4,296
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $10 $10 $148
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $179
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $2,824 $2,824 $6,154
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,259 $18,259 $21,589
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,099 $7,099 $10,429

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $874 $1,114 $874 $1,114 $4,234 $4,444
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,656(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,863 $10,962
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,059 $4,158
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,185 $4,275

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 400th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $89,536 ($90,730 male / $89,131 female)
Number of FT Faculty 123 (71 male / 52 female)
Number of PT Faculty 536
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $4,578,616

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