Irvine Valley College


Irvine Valley College (IVC) combines a small-college environment with more than 60 acres of modern facilities and equipment; dedicated staff; and an excellent faculty who combine knowledge and experience with a sincere commitment to learning. IVC offers day and evening classes, on campus or online. After its creation as a satellite campus in 1979, IVC became an independent institution in 1985 and has seen its transfer rates and campus community flourish. Its faculty includes authors, Fulbright scholars, scientists, professional musicians and entrepreneurs who are accessible and student-focused.

Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI)

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) is a collaborative effort to help advance the institutional effectiveness of California Community Colleges. The IEPI has asked all California Community Colleges to have a conversation about several metrics that reflect different aspects of the College’s operations. IVC’s Institutional Effectiveness Committee has reviewed these metrics and has established goals for the coming year. These goals will be monitored and discussed by the Institutional Effectiveness Committee and any changes will be reported to the college community. IVC looks forward to extending our involvement with the IEPI in the coming year and continuing to use data to drive improvements in student success and institutional effectiveness.

Vision Statement

Irvine Valley College is a premier educational institution that provides students avenues for success through exceptional services and dynamic partnerships.

Mission Statement

Irvine Valley College offers clear and guided pathways to transfer, certificates, associate degrees, employment, and further education to a diverse and dynamic local and global community. We support student access, success, and equity. IVC fosters economic and workforce development through strategic partnerships with business, government, and educational networks.

International Student Center

IVC is a comprehensive community college with nearly 15,000 students, including over 860 international students. Established in 1979, the college is a leader among community colleges in the nation. Known for its outstanding faculty and curriculum, IVC prepares students for transfer to universities throughout the United States. IVC offers over 80 Associate Degree and over 60 career and technical certificate programs. IVC believes that international students add to the cultural diversity and educational experience for all students. We welcome international students to our campus and provide strong support services from our professionally staffed in the International Student Program. We invite you to review the information on the following pages to learn more about the academic programs and services available at IVC.



5500 Irvine Center Drive,
92618 Irvine, California, USA