The college, located at the intersection of Irvine Center Drive and Jeffrey Road in Irvine, opened in 1979 as the North Campus of Saddleback College. In 1985, it was renamed Irvine Valley College (IVC) and became a separate college within the then Saddleback Community College District. IVC presently occupies 60 acres of its potential 100-acre site, with continued expansion planned to occur over the next five years. IVC currently serves approximately 11,000 students.  
 

 

GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF IVC STUDENTS 
(Spring Semester, 1998) 

COMMUNITY

STUDENTS

%

Out of District  5,773 52.9%
Central Irvine 924 8.5%
El Toro 656 6.0%
North Irvine 356 3.3%
Central Tustin 342 3.1%
W. Irvine/University 306 2.8%
Laguna Hills 282 2.6%
Laguna Hills 269 2.5%
Tustin Hills 242 2.2%
West Mission Viejo 236 2.2%
East Mission Viejo 213 2.0%
Laguna Beach/San Joaquin 198 1.8%
So. Laguna/Laguna Niguel 196 1.8%
Santa Margarita 160 1.5%
Foothill Ranch 122 1.1%
Santa Margarita 105 1.0%
Newport Beach 104 1.0%
MCAS El Toro 82 0.8%
N.E. Santa Ana 63 0.6%
Dana Point 50 0.5%
San Clemente 43 0.4%
MCHAS Tustin 38 0.3%
San Juan Capistrano 35 0.3%
Unknown/P.O. Boxes 29 0.3%
East Irvine 24 0.2%
Silverado/Modjeska 21 0.2%
Capistrano Beach 15 0.1%
San Clemente 12 0.1%
Portola Hills 9 0.1%
UCI 2 0.0%
TOTAL 10,907 100%

   

Irvine is a major employment center in the region, a fact reflected in the substantial proportion of IVC students (52.9%) who reside outside the district boundaries. Consistent with growth in the region, IVC enrollments have increased since 1992, and are expected to reach approximately 13,000 students by 2000 and 19,000 by 2010.

The accompanying charts depict the gender and ethnic composition of IVC students.

The IVC staff has grown since 1992 and now includes approximately 104 full-time and 200 part-time instructors. The accompanying charts depict the gender and ethnic composition of the IVC staff.

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Additional enrollment and demographic information is available from the district's online almanac at http://www.socccd.cc.ca.us/ref/almanac/s8almanac.htm.