2019 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 2017-18 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2012-13.

Total Students
13,590

Gender Rate
Female 56.4%
Male 42.2%
Unknown 1.4%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 28.6%
20 to 24 years old 28.9%
25 to 39 years old 17.3%
40 or more years old 25.0%
Unknown 0.2%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 2.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 19.0%
Filipino 2.3%
Hispanic 23.1%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
White 36.8%
Two or more Races 5.3%
Unknown 11.0%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 6,555.5
Credit Sections 2,435
Non-Credit Sections 221
Median Credit Section Size 19
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 72.4%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 20.9%*
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 352:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-18
Students17,85715,35416,05315,78013,590
Gender
Female53.5%55.0%54.2%55.8%56.4%
Male45.6%44.2%44.9%43.4%42.2%
Unknown0.8%0.8%0.9%0.8%1.4%
Age
Less than 20 years old22.7%24.2%23.5%23.9%28.6%
20 to 24 years old28.3%28.8%28.4%26.4%28.9%
25 to 39 years old20.4%20.2%19.7%17.5%17.3%
40 or more years old28.4%26.7%28.3%32.1%25.0%
Unknown0.1%0.1%0.1%0.1%0.2%
Ethnicity/Race
African American3.0%2.6%2.7%2.2%2.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.3%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%
Asian14.7%14.9%15.8%17.1%19.0%
Filipino2.2%2.2%2.5%2.4%2.3%
Hispanic19.6%21.2%21.7%20.7%23.1%
Pacific Islander0.4%0.3%0.3%0.3%0.2%
White42.9%42.1%38.3%36.7%36.8%
Two or more Races3.9%4.1%4.2%4.3%5.3%
Unknown13.0%12.4%14.2%16.0%11.0%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students7,640.37,124.07,056.56,692.56,555.5
Credit Sections2,6462,3032,4082,3382,435
Non-Credit Sections435304426437221
Median Credit Section Size2625242219
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty71.7%72.2%72.4%71.4%72.4%
Percentage of First-Generation Students******100.0%*20.9%*
Student Counseling Ratio468:1453:1448:1425:1352:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2012-13 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2017-18 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

44.8% N=901
Gender Rate N
Female 48.7 470
Male 40.1 426
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 51.4 465
20-24 39.8 261
25-39 33.0 106
40 OR OVER 37.7 69
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 26.2 42
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 60.4 48
FILIPINO 76.5 17
HISPANIC 37.3 308
PACIFIC ISLANDER 25.0 *
WHITE 49.8 412

Remedial English

58.8%
N=856
Gender Rate N
Female 63.8 390
Male 54.7 464
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 64.7 587
20-24 47.8 159
25-39 38.2 76
40 OR OVER 52.9 34
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 55.0 40
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 25.0 *
ASIAN 75.6 78
FILIPINO 80.0 10
HISPANIC 51.7 302
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 60.3 358

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

26.3%
N=179
Gender Rate N
Female 24.1 133
Male 32.6 46
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 66.7 *
20-24 38.1 21
25-39 27.0 74
40 OR OVER 19.2 78
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 24.3 74
FILIPINO 0.0 *
HISPANIC 27.8 18
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 29.3 75

*: 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 2016-17 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
  33.3% N=897 49.9% N=897
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 36.2 425 56.0 425
Male 30.6 464 44.6 464
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 34.4 839 50.5 839
20-24 16.7 36 41.7 36
25-39 17.6 17 47.1 17
40 OR OVER 20.0 * 20.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 36.4 22 50.0 22
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 65.5 113 80.5 113
FILIPINO 48.0 25 60.0 25
HISPANIC 22.1 298 39.6 298
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 * 0.0 *
WHITE 32.6 359 47.9 359

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  51.8% N=897 67.1% N=897
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 55.5 425 72.0 425
Male 48.3 464 62.5 464
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 53.3 839 68.4 839
20-24 33.3 36 50.0 36
25-39 23.5 17 47.1 17
40 OR OVER 40.0 * 40.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 63.6 22 81.8 22
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 45.1 113 52.2 113
FILIPINO 60.0 25 76.0 25
HISPANIC 46.3 298 65.1 298
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 * 50.0 *
WHITE 53.5 359 69.4 359

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

79.3% N=492
Gender Rate N
Female 84.0 212
Male 76.1 276
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 79.4 467
20-24 69.2 13
25-39 85.7 *
40 OR OVER 100.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 66.7 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 73.6 87
FILIPINO 57.1 *
HISPANIC 82.9 82
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 79.3 256

Persistence Unprepared For College

78.9%
N=783
Gender Rate N
Female 79.5 375
Male 78.8 405
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 79.2 674
20-24 73.8 61
25-39 76.9 *
40 OR OVER 86.4 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 68.8 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 85.2 61
FILIPINO 73.3 *
HISPANIC 76.6 256
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 82.8 354

Persistence Overall

79.1%
N=1,275
Gender Rate N
Female 81.1 587
Male 77.7 681
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 79.3 1,141
20-24 73.0 74
25-39 78.8 33
40 OR OVER 88.5 26
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 68.3 41
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 78.4 148
FILIPINO 68.2 22
HISPANIC 78.1 338
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 81.3 610

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

73.0% N=492
Gender Rate N
Female 73.6 212
Male 72.1 276
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 73.2 467
20-24 46.2 13
25-39 85.7 *
40 OR OVER 100.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 44.4 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 47.1 87
FILIPINO 71.4 *
HISPANIC 80.5 82
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 77.0 256

30 Units Unprepared For College

73.3%
N=783
Gender Rate N
Female 77.6 375
Male 69.6 405
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 74.6 674
20-24 59.0 61
25-39 61.5 *
40 OR OVER 86.4 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 71.9 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 66.7 *
ASIAN 90.2 61
FILIPINO 86.7 *
HISPANIC 66.4 256
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 75.4 354

30 Units Overall

73.2%
N=1,275
Gender Rate N
Female 76.1 587
Male 70.6 681
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 74.1 1,141
20-24 56.8 74
25-39 66.7 33
40 OR OVER 88.5 26
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 65.9 41
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 66.7 *
ASIAN 64.9 148
FILIPINO 81.8 22
HISPANIC 69.8 338
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 76.1 610

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

73.8% N=492
Gender Rate N
Female 76.9 212
Male 71.4 276
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 75.4 467
20-24 46.2 13
25-39 57.1 *
40 OR OVER 25.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 44.4 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 89.7 87
FILIPINO 71.4 *
HISPANIC 64.6 82
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 71.9 256

Persistence Unprepared For College

49.8%
N=783
Gender Rate N
Female 56.0 375
Male 44.4 405
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 52.1 674
20-24 34.4 61
25-39 46.2 *
40 OR OVER 27.3 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 34.4 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 68.9 61
FILIPINO 60.0 *
HISPANIC 46.1 256
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 51.4 354

Persistence Overall

59.1%
N=1,275
Gender Rate N
Female 63.5 587
Male 55.4 681
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 61.6 1,141
20-24 36.5 74
25-39 48.5 33
40 OR OVER 26.9 26
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 36.6 41
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 81.1 148
FILIPINO 63.6 22
HISPANIC 50.6 338
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 60.0 610

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

56.9% N=868
Gender Rate N
Female 51.3 489
Male 64.2 377
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 76.0 267
20-24 58.2 239
25-39 44.1 213
40 OR OVER 38.5 148
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 45.5 22
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 53.3 152
FILIPINO 65.2 23
HISPANIC 55.3 188
PACIFIC ISLANDER 25.0 *
WHITE 59.6 416

*: 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 2017-18, who started first time in 2012-13 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 2015-2016 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

+29.4% N=690
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Administration of Justice 19.5% 142
Accounting 68.5% 111
Child Development/Early Care and Education 23.6% 86
Real Estate 9.4% 73
Business and Commerce, General 58.9% 55
Software Applications 63.4% 35
Office Technology/Office Computer Applications 46.3% 29
Parks and Outdoor Recreation 47.3% 28
Business Administration 19.1% 27
Interior Design and Merchandising 21.4% 25

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 27.1% 397
Male 33.2% 288
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 95.3% 49
20-24 107.1% 196
25-39 27.3% 253
40 OR OVER 6.4% 192
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 24.7% 29
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE -0.6% *
ASIAN 22.8% 96
FILIPINO 18.3% 29
HISPANIC 32.6% 179
PACIFIC ISLANDER 69.3% *
WHITE 35.0% 308

*: 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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