Paradise Valley Community College

Tel: (602)787-6500
9,555 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 9,555 students (30% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 40%.
Paradise Valley Community College is one of 34 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
The nearest community college is Everest College Phoenix (7.7 miles away).

School Overview

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

Student Body

The student population of 9,555 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has increased from 42:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,555 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
2,898 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 6,657 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
1%
% Asian 4%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 13%
7%
% Black 3%
12%
% White 77%
66%
% Two or more races 1%
2%
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. 0.39
0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,854 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,638 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,854 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,638 $10,175
Source: 2012 (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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