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Study at Evergreen Valley College

Evergreen Valley College is a community college located in the eastern foothills of San Jose, California. The campus is spread over an area of 175 acres. It was founded in the year 1975. EVC enrolls more than 8, 000 students annually from over 70 countries. The rich culture of the college makes it one of the most diverse student bodies within the California Community College System. The college offers many degrees and certificates to the students in several fields of study. The college infrastructure includes classrooms, labs for biological sciences and nursing education programs, a well stocked Library, and the Montgomery Hill Observatory. The sports teams of EVC participate in a variety of sports. Their official mascot is the Hawk.

Profile of Evergreen Valley CollegeThe campus of Evergreen Valley College is in San Jose, California. which is a large city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Evergreen Valley College include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Evergreen Valley College is known for its programs in business and management and liberal arts.

Evergreen Valley College Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes the school an attractive choice for many applicants.

Evergreen Valley College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Evergreen Valley College had 8, 707 students enrolled (4, 719 full-time equivalent). The school has a large minority student population.

Evergreen Valley College Tuition and AffordabilityEvergreen Valley College is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"With student learning as its primary focus, Evergreen Valley Colleges mission is to empower students to expand their human potential and to succeed in a global, multicultural society. The College provides access to comprehensive and flexible post-secondary education to prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for balanced and productive lives and to improve the workforce and quality of life in our community. Evergreen Valley College meets its mission through a wide spectrum of educational experiences, flexible methodologies, and support services for students' Educational experiences: learning for vocational certificates, technology and career training; for economic development; for lower-division general education, major, and transfer requirements for a four-year college or university; for Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees; and for life-long learning. Flexible methodologies: learning through civic engagement, service learning and learning communities; through distance education; and through traditional on-campus, off-campus, non-credit, and community-education courses. Support services for students: learning of basic skills, English as a Second Language, and technology; and with programs to support students academically, personally, economically, socially, and culturally. This mission is, and shall remain, in accordance with all legislation enacted by the State of California and the policies of the San Jose/Evergreen Community College Districts Board of Trustees. Adopted by the College Council on December 13, 2004 Adopted by the Governing Board on February 8, 2005"

Evergreen Valley College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts238liberal arts and sciences, English, speech and rhetoric
Business and Management99business management, accounting, retail
Nursing and Emergency Medicine61registered nursing
Mechanics and Repair47automobile mechanics
Therapy and Counselling27psychology
Law25legal assistant, legal secretary
Security and Law Enforcement23criminal justice and police
office and Administration17administrative assistant
Engineering Technician14drafting, engineering technology, mechanical drafting, electrical drafting
Computer Science and Engineering7information technology, computer programming, computer and info science, system administration, database administration
Medical Support and Technology4medical assistant, audiology and speech pathology
Photography and Commercial Art4drawing
Fine Arts2sculpture, metal and jewelry
Art Studies1art studies
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Contact: Evergreen Valley CollegeEvergreen Valley College

3095 Yerba Buena Rd

San Jose, California 95135-1598

General Phone: (408) 274-7900


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