Piedmont Virginia Community College

Tel: (434)977-3900
5,655 students
Public institution
The college is a comprehensive, public, associate degree-granting institution. As part of the Virginia Community College System, Piedmont Virginia Community College serves the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson.
School Highlights:
Piedmont Virginia Community College serves 5,655 students (21% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.
Piedmont Virginia Community College is the only community colleges within Charlottesville City County, VA.
The nearest community college is Blue Ridge Community College (Weyers Cave) (31.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Piedmont Virginia 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

Student Body

The student population of 5,655 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has increased from 34:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,655 students
1,303 students
Piedmont Virginia Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,203 students
834 students
Piedmont Virginia Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 4,452 students
1,040 students
Piedmont Virginia Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Piedmont Virginia Community College sch enrollment Piedmont Virginia Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
3%
2%
Piedmont Virginia Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
3%
1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Piedmont Virginia Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
10%
11%
Piedmont Virginia Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
80%
66%
Piedmont Virginia Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Piedmont Virginia Community College More (2010-2011)
Piedmont Virginia Community College sch ethnicity Piedmont Virginia Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.35 0.44
Piedmont Virginia Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,830 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 33% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,593 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,830 $5,890
Piedmont Virginia Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,593 $10,050
Piedmont Virginia Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

College transfer and workforce development are the core of the college's mission. Challenging coursework and a full range of support services are provided for students in both college transfer and workforce development programs. The first two years of baccalaureate study prepare students for success at four-year colleges and universities. Workforce development programs prepare students for successful careers and promote a skilled regional workforce by meeting the training and educational needs of employers. Programs and services in developmental education, general education, community service, and lifelong learning support and enhance the mission core and prepare students for success in life. Students come to PVCC because it is accessible. They can receive high quality education, interacting with caring and committed faculty members in small classes, at a price they can afford. They can work and go to school in the evenings and on weekends. Through our distance learning program, they can study any time and place they have access to the Internet. The college offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees and Career Studies Certificate certificates.

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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,683 per year for in-state students and $9,301 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,332 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia 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 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.