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 31 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 16% over five years.
College Paradise Valley Community College 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 Public
Total Faculty 248 staff
62 staff
Paradise Valley Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 8,909 has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has decreased from 49:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,909 students 1,371 students
Paradise Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1
22:1
Paradise Valley Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,559 students
779 students
Paradise Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 6,350 students
1,083 students
Paradise Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Paradise Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Paradise Valley Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
2%
5%
Paradise Valley Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
14%
20%
Paradise Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
3%
15%
Paradise Valley Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
70%
49%
Paradise Valley Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Paradise Valley Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
7%
6%
Paradise Valley Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
Paradise Valley Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.49 0.70
Paradise Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,046 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,830 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,046 $5,664
Paradise Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,830 $10,360
Paradise Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70%
90%
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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  • Brookline College-Phoenix
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Did You Know?
For Phoenix private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,798 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Phoenix is The Art Institute of Phoenix. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.