Valencia in the News

Valencia College Featured on PBS NewsHour for Efforts to Help Low-Income Students Finish College

Valencia College is one of five cutting-edge colleges and universities that was featured in an August special  on “PBS NewsHour,” [...]

Politico Magazine Hails Valencia-UCF Partnership as a Model for the Nation

Politico Magazine hailed DirectConnect to UCF, Valencia’s partnership with the University of Central Florida, for creating “a seamless pipeline of [...]

Orlando Sentinel Details Long Bus Commutes by Poinciana Students

The Orlando Sentinel illustrated the need for a Poinciana campus with a front-page article on March 5, 2015, that followed [...]

Gov. Scott Visits Valencia, Proposes Tax-Free Textbook Initiative

KISSIMMEE —  Gov. Rick Scott today announced a plan to eliminate sales taxes on textbook sales for college students, a [...]

Valencia’s Film Program Recognized in ‘Backstage’ Magazine

Valencia’s film technology program was mentioned as one of eight reasons filmmakers should consider filming in Orlando, according to an [...]

Valencia Sustainability and Energy Savings Recognized in National Magazine

  Valencia has become a national leader among colleges for energy-savings and sustainability efforts.  Read this recent article from University [...]

New York Times Applauds Valencia’s Efforts to Cut Student Loan Default

While addressing the nation’s growing student loan debt — and the troubling default rate at some colleges — The New [...]

Orlando Sentinel Focuses on Valencia’s Proposed Poinciana Campus

On Thursday, June 25, the Orlando Sentinel featured a front-page story about Valencia’s plans for a campus in Poinciana. Click [...]

Orlando Sentinel Focuses Spotlight on DirectConnect to UCF, Valencia

Cathy Gutierrez is one of Valencia’s many success stories. The 22-year-old, who graduated from the University of Central Florida in [...]

Valencia Theater Students to Work on Year-Long Trayvon Martin Project

During the 2014-15 school year, Valencia College theater students will participate in a year-long exploration of the Trayvon Martin case [...]