Paradise Valley Community College

18401 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032-0000
Tel: (602)787-6500
  • 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 26 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 22% over five years.
Paradise Valley Community College(AZ) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty248 staff66 staff
Paradise Valley Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 8,909 has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has stayed the same 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 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,909 students6,476 students
Paradise Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio36:139:1
Paradise Valley Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,559 students1,336 students
Paradise Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students6,350 students5,140 students
Paradise Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Paradise Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown AZ All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Paradise Valley Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Paradise Valley Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Paradise Valley Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Paradise Valley Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Paradise Valley Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Paradise Valley Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Paradise Valley Community College Non Resident (2008-2010)
% Unknown races
Paradise Valley Community College Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.480.65
Paradise Valley Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Paradise Valley Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,100-
Paradise Valley Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,046 is more than the state average of $1,830. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,830 is more than the state average of $7,111. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,046$1,830
Paradise Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,830$7,111
Paradise Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid70%81%
Paradise Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,394-
Paradise Valley Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500-
Paradise Valley Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Brown Mackie College-Phoenix
    Private, for profit
    648 students | 6.80 Mi13430 N Black Canyon Ste. 190
    Phoenix AZ  85029
  • The Art Institute of Phoenix
    Private, for profit
    1,009 students | 8.10 Mi2233 W Dunlap Ave
    Phoenix AZ  85021
  • Brookline College-Phoenix
    Private, for profit
    1,468 students | 8.30 Mi2445 W. Dunlap Ave., Ste. 100
    Phoenix AZ  85021
  • Carrington College-Phoenix
    Private, for profit
    617 students | 8.70 Mi8503 N 27th Ave.
    Phoenix AZ  85051
  • Arizona College-Glendale
    Private, for profit
    630 students | 10.10 Mi4425 W Olive Avenue Suite 300
    Glendale AZ  85302
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Phoenix community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Phoenix is The Refrigeration School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.