Fast Facts about WVC

West Valley College is a public California Community College offering exceptional preparation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, dynamic career programs for today’s job market, AA/AS degree programs, and professional certificates. Our beautiful Saratoga campus is tucked into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the southwest corner of Silicon Valley, just south of San Jose and 50 miles south of San Francisco. In the 2014-15 academic year we celebrated 50 years of providing academic excellence to our students.

Campus: 143 acres
Student Population: 8,056 (Fall 2017)
Full-time faculty: 164
Associate faculty: 189
Associate Degree Programs: 58
Certificate Programs: 91
Associate Degrees for Transfer: 22


West Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post-secondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

We offer flexible course options including online and distance learning combined with many levels of support such as financial assistance, educational planning, personal counseling, child care and learning skills programs provide every student the opportunity for the highest academic and personal success

How to find us

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WVC Bus Schedules & Maps

VTA - Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
VTA Route 37 - Capitol Light Rail Station to West Valley College
VTA Route 53  - West Valley College to Sunnyvale Transit Center
VTA Route 57 - West Valley College to Great America
VTA Route 58- West Valley College to Alviso

last published: 3/21/18