Diablo Valley College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Pleasant Hill, CA

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How much is the DVC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, DVC's tuition & fees is $1,312 for California residents and $9,012 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $29,006 for California residents and $36,706 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

DVC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,312
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,012
Books & Supplies Costs$1,126
Off-campus Room & Board$20,493
Off-campus Expenses$6,075
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,312
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,752

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, DVC' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $13,259.
In-StateOut-of-State
Diablo Valley College$1,312$9,012
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between DVC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Diablo Valley CollegePleasant Hill, CA$1,312$9,012
Cabrillo CollegeAptos, CA$1,270$9,910
Cerritos CollegeNorwalk, CA$1,364$12,004
Chabot CollegeHayward, CA$1,150$8,686
Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamonga, CA$1,184$11,120
Citrus CollegeGlendora, CA$1,204$9,844
Columbia CollegeSonora, CA$1,547$8,870
Crafton Hills CollegeYucaipa, CA$1,188$12,320
College of the DesertPalm Desert, CA$1,326$9,586
El Camino Community College DistrictTorrance, CA$1,144$7,144
Fullerton CollegeFullerton, CA$1,150$9,399

Financial Aid and COA

At Diablo Valley College, 8,176 students (47%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $3,529.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at DVC is $33,177 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 921 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $3,884 and the average amount of student loans is $7,411.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$29,006$36,706
Tuition & Fees$1,312$9,012
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$27,694$27,694
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,477$33,177
Average Financial Aid$3,529$3,529
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship8,17647%$3,529
Pell Grants2,68516%$3,892
Federal Student Loan1351%$7,459
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid92170%-
Grants or Scholarships91770%$3,884
Federal Grants72756%$3,446
Pell Grants29523%$5,140
Other Federal Grants70954%$1,395
State/Local Grants67952%$1,540
Institutional Grants6-$1,818
Student Loan Aid3-$7,411
Federal Student Loans3-$7,411
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level286286$7,306
0-30,000159159$8,466
30,001-48,0005858$7,148
48,001-75,0006060$4,953
75,001-110,00066$3,082
110,001 or more33$4,421

Student Population

Diablo Valley College has a total of 16,097 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 8,103 male students and 9,020 female students attending DVC. The school offers online degree programs and 6,735 students enrolled online exclusively (41.84% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate17,123 8,1039,020

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA
Phone925-685-1230
WEBhttps://www.dvc.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered165 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population16,097
Graduation Rate46%
Transfer-out Rate8%
Retention Rate80% (Full-time), 47% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate24 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties293 (Full-time), 473 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs534 (Full-time), 488 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$89,933
Average Staff Salary$85,490