Graduation and Success Rates

As the first winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Valencia College is nationally recognized as one of the best community colleges in the nation for its high graduation, placement and transfer rates.

Graduation Rates
  • 4th in the nation in the number of associate degrees awarded*
  • 4th in the nation in the number of associate degrees awarded to Hispanic students*
  • 40% overall graduation rate–compared to 26.5% national average for community college students**
University Transfer

After earning a two-year associate degree from Valencia, students can transfer to a top-tier U.S. university as a third-year student to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

  • Guaranteed admission into one of Florida’s 12 public universities, including University of Florida, University of South Florida, Florida State University, Florida International University and University of Central Florida.
  • Priority access to transfer to the University of Central Florida in Orlando through DirectConnect to UCF.
  • The University of Central Florida offers bachelor’s degree programs on Valencia College’s West and Osceola campuses in state-of-the-art buildings shared by both institutions.
  • There are plenty of excellent universities to transfer to outside the state of Florida as well.
  • Valencia also offers its own bachelor’s degrees, one of which is available to international students–the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Computing Technology and Software Development, and the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Business and Organizational Leadership.

*Source: Community College Week Top 100, 2014; **Sources: Valencia College IPEDS report, 2013-2014; Juszkiewicz, J. (2014, January). Recent National Community College Enrollment and Award Completion Data. Washington, DC: American Association of Community Colleges.

Pathway to a Bachelor's Degree

Whether you are starting with the Intensive English Program or a two-year associate degree, see how Valencia College leads to a bachelor’s degree.


Transferring to a University

After graduating from Valencia, you can transfer to a university to complete your bachelor’s degree—and our international advisors can help.