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Great Colleges to Work For Honor Roll 2023

For the second year in a row, Irvine Valley College (IVC) has been named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the Great Colleges to Work For® program. The results, distributed in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education and released on, are based on a survey of 194 colleges and universities.

In all, 72 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with IVC included among the large universities with 10,000 or more students.

Also, for the second year, IVC was named to the Great Colleges Honor Roll, a status granted to only 42 colleges each year who are highlighted most across the recognition categories. Once again, IVC received honors in all 10 categories:

  • Job Satisfaction & Support
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Professional Development
  • Mission & Pride
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Faculty & Staff Well-being
  • Shared Governance
  • Faculty Experience
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

"It is truly an honor to receive this recognition two years in a row, which is a testament to the unwavering dedication and commitment demonstrated by our remarkable faculty, staff, and administrators. This achievement exemplifies our collective resolve to uphold our mission and core values, fostering a workplace culture where mutual support and respect thrive,” said President Dr. John Hernandez.

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire that captured employment data and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was employee feedback.

The Great Colleges to Work For® program is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all current and previous recognized institutions, visit the Great Colleges program website at and ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results.