With close proximity to several AV Homes communities, Valencia College announces plans for a new campus servicing the greater Kissimmee area. As the Aspen Institute award-winner for Community College Excellence, Valencia College is recognized as one of the nation’s top educational programs and the state’s third largest public member institution. Opening the original campus doors in 1967, this public institution has grown to offer bachelor programs with campuses and sites spanning across several Central Florida counties. Enrolling more than 30,000 students each year, Valencia Community College is ranked first in the United State for Associates Degrees awarded with exceptionally high placement rates to match. As the demand for affordable college programs increases, officials and trustees have taken strides to open yet another campus serving the greater Kissimmee area. The realization of this dream has taken form with the announcement of a new $23 million campus coming 2017. With both Waterview and Bellalago neighborhoods less than five minutes from the future site, residents will have convenient, easy access to this nationally recognized education institution.
As the areas only nearby public college institution, many students will have the opportunity to fulfill their college goals and aspirations with the construction of this proposed 65,000-acre state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar campus. The newest addition to the family of Valencia Community College campuses and sites will be located on more than 400 acres of land donated by Osceola County at the intersection of Reaves Road and Pleasant Hill Road. On the horizon, Osceola County plans to develop the area surrounding the college into a “learning village” with room to grow for the Valencia College campus and other educational partners and programs. With thousands of residents in this local vicinity, Valencia College anticipates this new campus will have a massive impact on the community and its youth.