About the College
Evergreen Valley College is located on a picturesque 175-acre site in the eastern foothills of San Jose. Planning for the college began on July 1, 1964, when the San José-Evergreen Community College District officially became an independent college district. The site was purchased in 1967, named Evergreen Valley College in 1970, and opened its doors in 1975 to 3,000 students. Evergreen Valley College currently hosts over 15,000 students from more than 70 countries. The rich variety of cultures, which enhances and enriches campus life, comprises one of the most diverse student bodies within the California Community College System.
Our comprehensive curriculum provides both occupational and academic pathways that align with our district’s core values of opportunity, equity, and social justice.
Over the past 20 years, bond measures have allowed Evergreen Valley College to build much needed facilities such as classrooms and labs for biological sciences and nursing education programs, a robust Library, a center to accommodate vibrant student life, the Montgomery Hill Observatory, a Center for the Arts, and a solar array facility.
In recent years, Evergreen Valley College celebrated the openings of the Automotive Technology Building, MS3 Building (Math, Science, and Social Sciences), Fitness Center, Veterans Freedom Center, and Central Green. With the community’s continued support, G.O. Bond Measure X passed in November 2016, which will support new construction and enable Evergreen Valley College to further serve the needs of the students and community.