West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Fast Facts about WVC

Fast Facts

West Valley College is a public California Community College offering exceptional preparation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, dynamic career programs for today’s job market, AA/AS degree programs, and professional certificates. Our beautiful Saratoga campus is tucked into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the southwest corner of Silicon Valley, just south of San Jose and 50 miles south of San Francisco. In 2014 we will be celebrating 50 years of providing academic excellence to our students.

Campus: 143 acres
Student Population: 12,453 (Spring 2014)
Full-time faculty: 174
Associate faculty: 275
Associate Degree Programs: 58
Certificate Programs: 91
Associate Degrees for Transfer: 21


West Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post-secondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Information on enrollment, demographics & success

From the Office of Institutional Research
Fast Facts for Spring 2012 (PDF)
2011 West Valley College Fact Book (PDF)

We offer flexible course options including online and distance learning combined with many levels of support such as financial assistance, educational planning, personal counseling, child care and learning skills programs provide every student the opportunity for the highest academic and personal success

How to find us

West Valley College Map Page
Google Maps Street View Satellite View
Yahoo! Maps Street View
511 TakeTransit Trip Planner

WVC Bus Schedules & Maps

VTA - Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
VTA Route 37 - Capitol Light Rail Station to West Valley College
VTA Route 53  - West Valley College to Sunnyvale Transit Center
VTA Route 57 - West Valley College to Great America
VTA Route 58- West Valley College to Alviso


Meet the Alumni of WVC
My dream was to go to medical school. WVC was my best educational experience.

Dr. Anthony Badame, Dermatologist Rachel

The open and encouraging environment in the classroom was exactly the environment I needed to be in. WVC took me from horrible to hope.

Rachel Zacapa, Owner CVPMediaDesign 

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