Silicon Valley College: Narrative Description

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2800 Mitchell Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Tel: (925)280-0235; Admissions: (925)280-0235; Web Site:

Description: Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1997. Total enrollment: 472. Students come from 4 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 16% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 49% 25 or older. Calendar: continuous. Accelerated degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Required: high school transcript, interview, entrance exam, CPAt. Required for some: essay. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $125. Tuition: $12,000 full-time. full-time tuition varies according to degree level. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment: Major annual events: Annual Barbeque, Student Appreciation Days, Potluck (Monday, etc.). Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Silicon Valley College plus 1 other with 1,000 books and 50 audiovisual materials.

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