Evergreen Valley College opened its doors in 1975 to 3,000 students and currently hosts over 15,000 students from many 70 countries. The rich variety of cultures, which both enhances and enriches campus life, comprises one of the most diverse student bodies within the California Community College System.
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 and named Evergreen Valley College in 1970. When the first two buildings were complete in 1975, we welcomed our first graduating class.
In recent years, bond measures have allowed us to build much needed facilities: classrooms and labs for biological sciences and nursing education programs, a robust Library, a center to accommodate vibrant student life, and the Montgomery Hill Observatory. Our new center for the Arts opened Fall 2009.