West Valley College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Saratoga, CA

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How much is the West Valley tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, West Valley's tuition & fees is $1,490 for California residents and $8,702 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 $27,400 for California residents and $34,612 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

West Valley Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,490
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,702
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
Off-campus Room & Board$19,348
Off-campus Expenses$5,410
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,490
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$7,077

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, West Valley' 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.
West Valley College$1,490$8,702
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 West Valley 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.
West Valley CollegeSaratoga, CA$1,490$8,702
Allan Hancock CollegeSanta Maria, CA$1,156$9,436
College of the CanyonsSanta Clarita, CA$1,176$11,232
Contra Costa CollegeSan Pablo, CA$1,312$9,012
Cuesta CollegeSan Luis Obispo, CA$1,340$11,000
Cuyamaca CollegeEl Cajon, CA$1,340$10,636
East Los Angeles CollegeMonterey Park, CA$1,238$10,130
Evergreen Valley CollegeSan Jose, CA$1,366$8,718
Golden West CollegeHuntington Beach, CA$1,196$11,084
Irvine Valley CollegeIrvine, CA$1,156$10,996
Lassen Community CollegeSusanville, CA$1,144$8,224

Financial Aid and COA

At West Valley College, 2,198 students (33%) 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 $4,220.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at West Valley is $30,392 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 385 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 $6,185 and the average amount of student loans is $3,217.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$27,400$34,612
Tuition & Fees$1,490$8,702
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$25,910$25,910
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$23,180$30,392
Average Financial Aid$4,220$4,220
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,19833%$4,220
Pell Grants71811%$3,800
Federal Student Loan270%$5,644
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid38563%-
Grants or Scholarships38563%$6,185
Federal Grants21735%$4,702
Pell Grants13221%$4,673
Other Federal Grants21635%$1,869
State/Local Grants36359%$2,927
Institutional Grants14924%$2,000
Student Loan Aid2-$3,217
Federal Student Loans2-$3,217
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level132132$9,093
110,001 or more11$5,413

Student Population

West Valley College has a total of 6,513 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 2,946 male students and 3,771 female students attending West Valley. The school offers online degree programs and 2,775 students enrolled online exclusively (42.61% of all students).
Undergraduate6,717 2,9463,771

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered118 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population6,513
Graduation Rate45%
Transfer-out Rate8%
Retention Rate80% (Full-time), 38% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate17 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties172 (Full-time), 213 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs294 (Full-time), 216 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$112,179
Average Staff Salary$110,809