Piedmont Virginia Community College

Tel: (434)977-3900
5,546 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 5,546 students (22% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% 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 Albemarle County, VA.
The nearest community college is Blue Ridge Community College (Weyers Cave) (31.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 164 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
Piedmont Virginia Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 164 staff
59 staff
Piedmont Virginia Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,546 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 40:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,546 students
1,282 students
Piedmont Virginia Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
22:1
Piedmont Virginia Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,233 students
810 students
Piedmont Virginia Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,313 students
1,017 students
Piedmont Virginia Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Piedmont Virginia Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
4%
2%
Piedmont Virginia Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
5%
7%
Piedmont Virginia Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
13%
12%
Piedmont Virginia Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
72%
57%
Piedmont Virginia Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
Piedmont Virginia Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Piedmont Virginia Community College Unknown (2008-2013)
Piedmont Virginia 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. 0.35 0.53
Piedmont Virginia Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,995 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,758 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,995 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,758 $10,294
Piedmont Virginia Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70%
89%
Piedmont Virginia Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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 $3,698 per year for in-state students and $9,315 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,228 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 84%. 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 0.53. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.