2017 Student Success Scorecard

West Valley College

West Valley College is located in the city of Saratoga on the west side of Santa Clara County, at the foot of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The college is part of the West Valley-Mission Community College District. Continuing a nearly 50-year tradition, West Valley College offers exceptional preparation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, as well as associate degrees and career certificates. The college offers programs in health care technologies, music, interior design, and business, among others. The college is a leader in the delivery of education to a broad range of students in Silicon Valley and beyond.

College Profile
Remedial / ESL
Transfer Level Achievement
Persistence
30 Units
Degree Transfer
Career Technical Education
Career Development/College Preparation
SkillsBuilder
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College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2015-16 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2010-11.

Total Students
16,053

Gender Rate
Female 54.2%
Male 44.9%
Unknown 0.9%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 23.5%
20 to 24 years old 28.4%
25 to 39 years old 19.7%
40 or more years old 28.3%
Unknown 0.1%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 2.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 15.8%
Filipino 2.5%
Hispanic 21.7%
Pacific Islander 0.3%
White 38.3%
Two or more Races 4.2%
Unknown 14.2%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 7,056.5
Credit Sections 2,408
Non-Credit Sections 426
Median Credit Section Size 24
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 72.4%
Percentage of First-Generation Students **
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 448:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Students**17,63617,85715,35416,053
Gender
Female**52.9%53.5%55.0%54.2%
Male**46.0%45.6%44.2%44.9%
Unknown**1.0%0.8%0.8%0.9%
Age
Less than 20 years old**23.0%22.7%24.2%23.5%
20 to 24 years old**28.6%28.3%28.8%28.4%
25 to 39 years old**20.0%20.4%20.2%19.7%
40 or more years old**28.2%28.4%26.7%28.3%
Unknown**0.2%0.1%0.1%0.1%
Ethnicity/Race
African American**3.0%3.0%2.6%2.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native**0.3%0.3%0.2%0.2%
Asian**14.1%14.7%14.9%15.8%
Filipino**2.1%2.2%2.2%2.5%
Hispanic**19.3%19.6%21.2%21.7%
Pacific Islander**0.4%0.4%0.3%0.3%
White**44.5%42.9%42.1%38.3%
Two or more Races**3.6%3.9%4.1%4.2%
Unknown**12.8%13.0%12.4%14.2%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students**8,595.97,640.37,124.07,056.5
Credit Sections**2,5742,6462,3032,408
Non-Credit Sections**308435304426
Median Credit Section Size**28262524
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty**68.4%71.7%72.2%72.4%
Percentage of First-Generation Students**********
Student Counseling Ratio**529:1468:1453:1448:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2010-11 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2015-16 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

46.0% N=876
Gender Rate N
Female 51.4 438
Male 40.2 433
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 49.0 443
20-24 39.8 216
25-39 43.2 148
40 OR OVER 51.5 68
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 28.6 42
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 20.0 *
ASIAN 56.4 55
FILIPINO 33.3 15
HISPANIC 41.3 242
PACIFIC ISLANDER 40.0 *
WHITE 49.1 424

Remedial English

60.1%
N=848
Gender Rate N
Female 60.9 389
Male 59.3 454
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 65.5 550
20-24 54.2 155
25-39 48.9 92
40 OR OVER 41.2 51
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 45.1 51
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 66.2 77
FILIPINO 81.3 16
HISPANIC 56.4 236
PACIFIC ISLANDER 62.5 *
WHITE 59.9 374

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

24.6%
N=224
Gender Rate N
Female 26.8 157
Male 20.6 63
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 50.0 12
20-24 52.9 17
25-39 23.5 98
40 OR OVER 17.7 96
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 30.7 88
FILIPINO 0.0 *
HISPANIC 9.5 21
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 22.0 91

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Transfer Level Achievement

The percent of first-time students in 2014-15 who complete 6 units and attempt any Math or English in their first year who complete a transfer-level course in Math or English in their first or second year.

Transfer Level Achievement Math

  1-Year 2-Year
  29.1% N=874 49.8% N=874
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 28.7 439 51.9 439
Male 29.6 426 47.9 426
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 29.8 806 50.7 806
20-24 20.9 43 46.5 43
25-39 27.8 18 33.3 18
40 OR OVER 0.0 * 0.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 17.4 23 30.4 23
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 63.0 100 75.0 100
FILIPINO 31.3 16 43.8 16
HISPANIC 17.3 295 40.7 295
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 * 0.0 *
WHITE 31.2 362 51.4 362

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  55.4% N=874 69.7% N=874
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 57.4 439 72.9 439
Male 53.8 426 66.9 426
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 56.2 806 70.1 806
20-24 46.5 43 67.4 43
25-39 38.9 18 61.1 18
40 OR OVER 57.1 * 57.1 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 43.5 23 56.5 23
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 100.0 *
ASIAN 47.0 100 58.0 100
FILIPINO 56.3 16 75.0 16
HISPANIC 53.9 295 67.8 295
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 * 0.0 *
WHITE 59.7 362 73.8 362

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

82.5% N=463
Gender Rate N
Female 82.1 196
Male 82.8 262
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 82.5 441
20-24 85.7 14
25-39 66.7 *
40 OR OVER 100.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 66.7 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 71.7 53
FILIPINO 83.3 *
HISPANIC 81.5 92
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 85.2 256

Persistence Unprepared For College

81.3%
N=835
Gender Rate N
Female 83.4 397
Male 79.3 430
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 82.4 689
20-24 67.2 58
25-39 81.3 *
40 OR OVER 84.2 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 76.7 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 90.0 70
FILIPINO 80.0 *
HISPANIC 81.8 225
PACIFIC ISLANDER 83.3 *
WHITE 79.8 406

Persistence Overall

81.7%
N=1,298
Gender Rate N
Female 83.0 593
Male 80.6 692
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 82.5 1,130
20-24 70.8 72
25-39 80.4 51
40 OR OVER 85.7 42
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 76.1 46
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 82.1 123
FILIPINO 81.0 21
HISPANIC 81.7 317
PACIFIC ISLANDER 71.4 *
WHITE 81.9 662

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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30 Units

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

73.9% N=463
Gender Rate N
Female 79.6 196
Male 70.6 262
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 74.8 441
20-24 64.3 14
25-39 33.3 *
40 OR OVER 50.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 66.7 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 60.4 53
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 80.4 92
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 75.0 256

30 Units Unprepared For College

74.4%
N=835
Gender Rate N
Female 78.1 397
Male 70.7 430
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 74.7 689
20-24 62.1 58
25-39 83.3 *
40 OR OVER 73.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 58.1 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 90.0 70
FILIPINO 86.7 *
HISPANIC 73.8 225
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 *
WHITE 74.1 406

30 Units Overall

74.2%
N=1,298
Gender Rate N
Female 78.6 593
Male 70.7 692
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 74.8 1,130
20-24 62.5 72
25-39 80.4 51
40 OR OVER 71.4 42
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 58.7 46
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 77.2 123
FILIPINO 90.5 21
HISPANIC 75.7 317
PACIFIC ISLANDER 71.4 *
WHITE 74.5 662

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Degree Transfer - Completion

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

74.5% N=463
Gender Rate N
Female 80.1 196
Male 71.0 262
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 75.7 441
20-24 50.0 14
25-39 66.7 *
40 OR OVER 50.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 81.1 53
FILIPINO 83.3 *
HISPANIC 75.0 92
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 74.6 256

Persistence Unprepared For College

51.7%
N=835
Gender Rate N
Female 51.9 397
Male 50.9 430
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 54.6 689
20-24 44.8 58
25-39 41.7 *
40 OR OVER 21.1 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 44.2 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 65.7 70
FILIPINO 33.3 *
HISPANIC 49.3 225
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 53.2 406

Persistence Overall

59.9%
N=1,298
Gender Rate N
Female 61.2 593
Male 58.5 692
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 62.8 1,130
20-24 45.8 72
25-39 43.1 51
40 OR OVER 23.8 42
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 41.3 46
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 72.4 123
FILIPINO 47.6 21
HISPANIC 56.8 317
PACIFIC ISLANDER 57.1 *
WHITE 61.5 662

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Technical Education

Percentage of students completing more than eight units in courses classified as career technical education (or apprenticeship ) in a single discipline for the first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

53.9% N=1,058
Gender Rate N
Female 49.8 609
Male 59.1 438
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 75.4 305
20-24 61.9 265
25-39 37.9 277
40 OR OVER 33.3 210
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 44.0 25
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 40.0 *
ASIAN 46.7 197
FILIPINO 51.4 35
HISPANIC 59.5 215
PACIFIC ISLANDER 20.0 *
WHITE 53.7 495

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit)

Percentage of students tracked for six years through 2015-16, who started first time in 2010-11 in a Career Development and College Preparation course and completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit) Overall

N/A N=Less Than 10
Gender Rate N
Female N/A *
Male N/A *
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 N/A *
20-24 N/A *
25-39 N/A *
40 OR OVER N/A *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN N/A *
FILIPINO N/A *
HISPANIC N/A *
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE N/A *

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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SkillsBuilder

The median percentage change in wages for students who completed higher level CTE coursework in 2013-2014 and left the system without receiving any type of traditional outcome such as transfer to a four year college or completion of a degree or certificate.

Career Builder - Mediam Earnings Change

+21.2% N=842
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Administration of Justice 6.6% 273
Accounting 88.9% 117
Business and Commerce, General 55.6% 72
Real Estate 18.8% 71
Child Development/Early Care and Education 15.8% 61
Office Technology/Office Computer Applications 34.7% 44
Business Administration 141.4% 35
Management Development and Supervision 71.5% 34
Computer Programming 18.8% 26
Website Design and Development 20.7% 25

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 26.4% 423
Male 17.2% 417
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 125.5% 47
20-24 115.6% 232
25-39 19.2% 275
40 OR OVER 5.0% 288
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 25.6% 33
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE -1.4% *
ASIAN 16.9% 125
FILIPINO 23.3% 23
HISPANIC 21.6% 188
PACIFIC ISLANDER 16.6% *
WHITE 19.2% 413

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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