Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting in Fresno

Fresno, CA

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Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting offers 3-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 4% are women, and 96% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting is 20804$, that is above national average. 5% of full-time Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $31,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$19,673
$30,001 - $48,000$21,586
$48,001 - $75,000$20,311
$75,001 - $110,000$23,907



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


83 of Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 75 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting number 520 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in California.

Students at Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition guaranteed plan

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Graduation Rate


Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting graduation rate is below the national average.

5% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting offers 3 programs in total: 3 are for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 748 universities in California state. Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting is one of the few institutions in California that offers a 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the California state average data to help you compare.


Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 119 students with 106680 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting

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I agree with Elizabeth Valenzuela. I graduated years ago and all they wanted was money. They didn't even help me like they helped other students in job placement or even bother to talk to me about possibilities in other fields of work until I researched more. I am now having to spend more money and am attending a new school for this. They are awesome and don't make me feel unwanted. Sierra Valley will always have favoritism and are not very helpful. I don't recommend this school to anyone. The money is not worth the trouble and it is too expensive .

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Please do not waste your time! It is expensive & not worth your money. Do your research. Ask students there if they recommend the school. More than 50% of them will not recommend it. Take my word. Look for other alternatives. I am from Visalia and found a school south bound in Shafter Ca. The price is absolutely worth it. The teachers here are always going above and beyond to help their students. Don't get me wrong Sierra valley has taught me some very helpful tips. I just would not recommend anyone to come here. The school director is very unprofessional, not to mention RUDE. He plays favoritism. He told me court reporting school wasn't for me. But I looked past that. I found a school who made me feel welcomed. I passed 3 tests in a week. I left Sierra valley because one, I didn't feel like I was a part of the school. They only care about money. Two, they never gave me half the chances they give other students. Which is unfair and like I said they play favoritism. I wanted to come back but they wanted me to pay out of pocket. They didn't care if I came back or not. I hear other students that left and they would ask them to stay and give them alternatives. That's okay though because thankfully I found Westec. Some teachers are excellent, they are very intelligent. I can give them that. Others do not even teach the class. They read word for word from the textbook or talk all period. Which is not equivalent to teaching. Anyone can do that. That school is full of drama! No one encourages one another. If you think about coming here do not say I didn't warn you. I left with more than $20,000 in just student loans. I came to Westec being in my 100's. After being out of school for 6-7 months within a month I passed out of my 100's and into my 120's here at Westec. So if you're from Fresno I will recommend taking the long drive. It's worth it. If you're from Hanford, Tulare, Lindsay, Visalia, etc I guarantee it's worth the drive. Each semester is $276. Financial aid is available. Do not make the mistake I made. If I could go back trust me I would. It would have saved me a lot of money! -former student at SVC

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Court reporting is hard. It's not for everyone. Sierra Valley College has turned out many, many court reporters over the years. Talk to them; don't listen to a bitter person who quit after reaching the 200 speed class. There are three graduating classes a year because the California state licensing exam is given three times a year. This November the school has eight graduates going to the CSR exam. Last November there were ten. That group all passed their written tests the first time, which are very rigorous exams: one in law and professional practice and one in English. Five of them passed the dictation exam the first time, which means that they received their CSR licenses right away. Of the group that went to the CSR in July of 2013, all four of them passed everything the first time. Most students do not graduate in two or three years. Plan on the program taking at least four, although if you attend class and transcribe every day and don't take any leaves of absence, it shouldn't take much more than that. There have been a few very talented students who have finished in less than two years, but don't expect that. There are currently three licensed court reporters on staff at SVC, but it's not easy to get court reporters to teach because they can make so much more money reporting. Although technology will someday make court reporters obsolete, that day is a long way off. Most judges and attorneys don't want to do without them. Go on the CCRB and CCRA websites for more information. Baby boomers are retiring and soon there won't be enough court reporters graduating to fill all the jobs. Now is a very good time to enroll in a court reporting program. Plan on spending about four years in the program and working very hard, but the rewards will be worth it.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 4747 N First St Bldg D


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Quarter

General Phone Number: +5592220947

Institution is active in current year: 1

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