Choose DVC and Achieve Your Dreams!

At Diablo Valley College we make it easy for you.

  • Gain in-demand skills quickly with career training
  • Choose from 200+ degree and certificate programs
  • Transfer to a four-year university or college
  • Explore flexible options with in-person and online classes
  • Find support with financial aid programs

Start here and doors will open!

Why DVC?

Do you want to work right away in a new career or are you looking at options to transfer to a four-year college? At Diablo Valley College, we make it easy for you to do both!

At DVC your success is our first priority. We offer great career and job training programs and can help you plan for successful transfer.

In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, students enjoy high-quality instruction, small class sizes and online options.

About DVC

DVC campusDiablo Valley College proudly provides quality education at fees you can afford.

With a diverse group of over 28,500 students we attract students from local communities and around the world. In fact, DVC currently has more than 1000 international students from over 70 nations.

DVC is recognized as one of California's best community colleges. It also leads the state in transfer to four-year institutions. Learn more about DVC

High transfer rates

DVC has some of the highest transfer rates to CSU, UC and private universities. We offer associate degrees for transfer and Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) to six UC campuses. Learn more about transfer services at DVC.

Achieve your dreams at DVC

Career Education Programs

On the fast-track? Our career education programs provide in-demand skills you can afford, within a short timeframe.

Certificates and Degrees

Choose from over 40 certificates to get started or more than 60 A.A. and A.S. degrees. Gain transfer credit to four-year colleges.

Learn how to apply

Whether you are a lifelong learner, high school student, veteran or international student, we are excited to help you reach your dreams.

Paying for college

FT3  programDVC offers a variety of aid programs including:

  • First Time + Full Time = Free Tuition program
  • tuition waivers
  • grants
  • scholarships
  • loans

Let us help you find the aid programs best for you.

Cost comparison to attend college

estimated tuition and fees per year

DVC: $1,390

CSU System: $5,742

UC System: $14,000


Student Life

Form lasting relationships and make a difference.


40+ Student Clubs

Get involved at DVC! Meet other students, gain skills and learn about leadership.

Two Campuses

With campuses in Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, we serve more than 28,500+ students each year.

Voted Top in Transfers

DVC is ranked #3 overall in the state for Associate Degrees for Transfer.

Big 8 Conference/CCCAA

DVC has 17 intercollegiate men's and women's sports.

DVC by the numbers

DVC campus

About DVC

  • 70 years of educating our community
  • 26 median class size
  • 200+ degrees and certificates
  • 30/20: 30 miles to San Francisco and 20 miles to UC Berkeley


Keep moving forwardTop in Transfers

  • #1 in transfers to UC Berkeley and UC Davis
  • #2 in transfers to UC Santa Cruz, CSU East Bay, and all nine UC campuses overall
  • #3 overall in the state for Associate Degrees for Transfer


DVC studentsDVC students

  • $333,550 awarded by the Foundation to 200+ students in 2019
  • 1,000+ international students from over 70 nations
  • 28,500 students each year