B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B-
Diablo Valley College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
321 Golf Club Rd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Website

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$7,023/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,848/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,918/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,022/ year
  • $76-110k
    $8,382/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,727/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.115 responses
34%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.102 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.100 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,632Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

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The school is starting to spend a lot of money on the campus, building a new quad area, as well as a new Student Services building and cafeteria with a full commercial kitchen for hands on oppurtunities in the culinary arts programs. Most of the instructors are very pleasant and deicated to student success; however there are a few bad apples that simply spew information every lecture then issue an exam without any conversational learning. The school has more resources than a student could ever need! DVC offers free tutoring to any student in most subjects, free sessions with counselors who are usually helpful, and many other resources for both education and self-growth. Overall, DVC is a great school to get a great education at a discounted cost whether you are transferring or going back to school to get a certificate.
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What I enjoyed about my experience at Diablo Valley College was its diverse community of students from all over the world. In addition, the counseling services that were provided for students really helped me in planning and completing my courses. The construction and parking could definitely be improved for the safety and benefit of the students. Although there are many parking lots available, many students still struggle to find parking especially during peak hours from 9:30 am to about noon. The first week of each semester is also very hectic as people struggle to find parking due to the overflow lot being full.
Diablo Valley College is seriously a great community college. What makes it unique is it's outstanding music program. You don't hear of many community colleges having an excellent music program, all around. DVC is known for their Music Production or Music Tech program, but that isn't the only one. The theory classes, the Jazz Program, etc. are equally outstanding. The music teachers at DVC are very passionate and very qualified! I feel like DVC prepared me very well for my transfer to SSU. The theory offered at DVC is very comprehensive and make the switch easy. For me, I basically had to choose between Solano Community College and DVC, and DVC by far is a much better school. One of my favorite experiences was going on a trip to see the San Francisco Opera with my theory class. What community college does that?! I constantly recommend this school to people who ask for a great community college. I would go to DVC again if I had to do it all over again. It also has a beautiful and peaceful campus!