Diablo Valley College: Narrative Description

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321 Golf Club Rd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-1544
Tel: (925)685-1230; Admissions: (925)685-1230; Fax: (925)685-1551; Web Site: http://www.dvc.edu/

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Contra Costa Community College District, part of California Community Colleges. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Total enrollment: 21,097. Students come from 16 states and territories, 1% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 5% black, 19% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 38% 25 or older, 0% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/15.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Nonresident tuition: $3912 full-time, $163 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $460 full-time, $18 per credit part-time, $19 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. College housing not available. 88,286 books and 298 serials. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population 31,000. Pleasant Hill is a suburban residential community that has an average winter temperature of 46.4 degrees and summer temperature of 71.8 degrees. It is located 22 miles from San Francisco. All transportation facilities are available nearby. Churches representing 14 denominations, a hospital and excellent shopping facilities comprise the town. Employment opportunities are available. Pleasant Hill enjoys the cultural atmosphere of the San Francisco Bay Area. A nearby beach area provides recreational facilities; the mountain area for winter sports is accessible for a weekend trip.