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Value to the Community
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE HAS A DRAMATIC,
positive impact on the local economy in many ways. Each year students leave IVC and either go on to seek an advanced degree at a four-year college or university, or rejoin the workforce, many here in Orange County. eir added skills translate to higher earnings and a more robust Orange County economy. IVC brings added value to the community as a whole.
A recent study revealed that achieving an associate degree from Irvine Valley College will increase a student’s earnings to over $40,000 per year, or 35.4% more than the average high school graduate. (e Economic Contribution of SOCCCD: An Analysis of Investment Effectiveness and Economic Growth, CC Benefits, 2009.)
“CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES ARE THE POINT OF ENTRY TO HIGHER EDUCATION ACROSS THE STATE, ENROLLING MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF FIRST-TIME STUDENTS WHO ATTEND STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.”
—National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Alumnus Sean Joyce
While a student at Irvine Valley College, Sean Joyce never imagined that someday he would be working as city manager of Irvine, one of Orange County’s most dynamic and successful “new” cities. The sixth of seven children, Sean credits IVC for opening up his world to unlimited possibilities. His first college course, Introduction to Western Civilization, made him passionate about learning, while capturing his imagination and inspiring him to succeed. After his successful start at IVC, Sean went on to achieve a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Master of Public Administration from Cal State Fullerton. In 2007, Sean was honored as IVC’s Alumnus of the Year.


































































































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