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As one of California's leading community colleges and one of Orange County's best known educational institutions, we provide students exceptional educational opportunities in outstanding facilities and an extraordinary faculty and staff.

Location : 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618. IVC is located at the corner of Jeffrey Road and Irvine Center Drive map and directions | parking info  

IVC GraduatesAccreditation : Irvine Valley College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation info | WASC website

Irvine Valley College is part of the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD). Saddleback College is also part of the SOCCCD.

Funding : The college is funded by a combination of state and local tax dollars, supplemented by private donations from individuals and corporations via the college's Foundation. 

Facts at a Glance

Type of College Public Community College (Two Year)
System Calendar Semester System (fall semester, spring semester, summer sessions)
Date Founded 1979, as Saddleback College North Campus, established as Irvine Valley College July 1, 1985
Degrees and Certificates Associate in Arts: 38 majors
Associate in Science: 20 majors
Associate in Arts for Transfer: 8 AA Transfer AA-T
Associate in Arts for Transfer: 5 AS Transfer AS-T
Occupational Certificates: 61 programs: 25 certificates of achievement (18-unit or greater state-approved programs) plus 36 certificates of proficiency (low-unit locally approved programs)
Student Population
Total 14,384 Fall 2014 Unduplicated Headcount (section census, 11/2014 )
Male/Female Ratio 49% male | 51% female
Full-time/Part-time Ratio 43% full time | 57% part time
Day/Evening Enrollment 19% day, 8% evening, 73% day and evening
Median Age 21 (median) | 27 (mean/average)
Faculty, Staff and Administration
Faculty 139 full-time and approximately | 408 part-time instructors
Staff 178 classified staff
Administration 31 full-time administrators and classified managers


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