Paradise Valley Community College

Tel: (602)787-6500
8,909 students
Public institution
  • The mission of Paradise Valley Community College is to educate the whole person and to serve our students and our communities by providing learning opportunities that are designed to help them achieve their goals.
School Highlights
Paradise Valley Community College serves 8,909 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is lower than the state community college average of 39:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Paradise Valley Community College is one of 27 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
The nearest community college is Brown Mackie College-Phoenix (6.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 248 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
Paradise Valley Community College (AZ) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private for-profit
Total Faculty 248 staff 51 staff
Paradise Valley Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 8,909 has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has decreased from 49:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,909 students 1,567 students
Paradise Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1 39:1
Paradise Valley Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,559 students 1,082 students
Paradise Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 6,350 students 4,012 students
Paradise Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Paradise Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown AZ All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
4%
Paradise Valley Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
2%
3%
Paradise Valley Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
14%
27%
Paradise Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
3%
6%
Paradise Valley Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
70%
52%
Paradise Valley Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Paradise Valley Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
7%
5%
Paradise Valley Community College Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.48 0.65
Paradise Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,854 is equal to the state average of $1,854. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,638 is equal to the state average of $7,638. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,854 $1,854
Paradise Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,638 $7,638
Paradise Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70% 89%
Paradise Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Paradise Valley Community College is one of ten colleges, two skill centers, and multiple satellite locations, which comprise the Maricopa County Community College District located throughout metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. The District was established in 1962, with a single college and has since grown to serve over 277,000 students in credit and non-credit programs making it the largest provider of post-secondary education in the state of Arizona. Today, the district's colleges and centers offer comprehensive educational programs in professional, occupational, special interest, and continuing education curricula to serve the needs of the rapidly growing county area. Founded in 1985, Paradise Valley Community College has grown from a per-semester enrollment in 1987 of 3,700 to over 7,800 today. PVCC provides diverse learning opportunities including University transfer education, General education, Developmental education, Continuing education, Community education, Workforce development, Student development, Honors education, Global engagement and Civic responsibility. As one of ten Maricopa County Community Colleges, PVCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a commission of the North Central Association.

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For Phoenix private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,801 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Phoenix community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.63, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Phoenix is Fortis College-Phoenix. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.