San Juan Valley College is a private junior college with campuses across California. With over 20 degrees, there is sure to be a program that peaks your interest. However, there are some concerns with San Juan and we recommend perspective students consider other options before deciding on San Joaquin Valley College.
- Unclear pricing for attendance
- 45% graduation rate
- 19% loan default rate
Unclear Pricing for Attendance
San Juan Valley College does give any specifics when it comes to tuition costs. They do not give potential students any indication of how much it will cost for students to enroll at SJVC. We'd like to see more transparency regarding tuition.Earning a degree can get pricey and if students don't have any idea of how much it could cost them, the likely hood of them attending could go down. Other top trade schools give students a breakdown of tuitions costs.
45% Graduation Rate
The graduation rate for students at San Juan Valley College is lower than many other top trade schools. Only 45% of students graduate from SJVC. It is concerning that the majority of students do not graduate with a degree from SJVC. We want to see students finish their degrees and start a career in the field of their choice. We would like to see San Juan Valley College do more to help its students graduate begin a career.
19% Loan Default Rate
Another concern we have about San Juan Valley College is their loan default rate. At 19%, it is one of the highest loan default rates we've seen. This is troublesome for a number of reasons. First, SJVC might have a high tuition costs, too high that students are defaulting on loan payments. Second, the loan default rate combined with the low graduation rate is not good for SJVC students. Not only are students not graduating from SJVC, but they also can pay back their loans. Essentially, students don't have a degree and can't repay their loans.
The Bottom Line
San Juan Valley College offers students over 20 different degrees to choose from. We like that that they also offer online classes for students who need more flexible schedules. However, we can not recommend San Juan Valley College for students to pursue online degrees. They have low graduation rates and high loan default rates. We believe that you could find a better trade school to earn your degree. We recommend researching our top companies to find something to fit your needs.