“With the #1 transfer rate of all California community colleges, student success begins at Irvine Valley College. Our dedicated faculty and staff are here to help students thrive. IVC offers hundreds of classes, more than 80 associate degrees, 70 career and technical certificates, and more than $19 million in financial aid annually to qualifying students.” – Glenn R. Roquemore, president Irvine Valley College
Name: Irvine Valley College
College president’s name: Glenn R. Roquemore
Board Chair: T.J. Prendergast III
Campus Setting: Midsize City
Year established: 1979
Student Characteristics Fall 2017
Total Enrollment: 13,395
African American: 2%
- Irvine Valley College (IVC) is focused on the careers of tomorrow. Our new 32,000-square-foot Integrated Design, Engineering and Automation (IDEA) building opened in 2018. Located at the Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP) campus in Tustin, the IDEA building serves as a catalyst for innovative and effective technical education for students and employers in the region, offering such programs as design model production, laser optics and photonics, electrical technology, electronics, and pre-engineering.
- For those seeking the very best in STEM higher education, there’s no better place to learn than IVC. The UCI-IVC Engineering Academy is an innovative new opportunity available to students who aren’t able to enroll in engineering programs at UC Irvine. Academy participants are guaranteed admission to a wide variety of engineering majors at UCI, and will transfer in with junior standing status.
- IVC offers many other ways to transfer to top-tier schools. Under the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program with UC Irvine, Davis, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz, IVC students are guaranteed admission to most majors when they meet requirements. IVC ranks #1 statewide in transfers to UC Irvine. We also offer a similar program for California State University schools called Degree with a Guarantee, in which students who meet requirements are guaranteed admission to a CSU campus.
- IVC has a vibrant Early College (dual enrollment) program that allows high school students to take IVC courses while still in high school. In addition, IVC is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Our ELEVATE AAPI program provides learning communities, financial aid, leadership development, and research workshops for the entire campus.