18401 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 7,900 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 7,900 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,046
  • Out-state tuition: $7,830
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Paradise Valley Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 436 teachers has grown by 107% over five years.
Paradise Valley Community College
(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
436 staff
296 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Paradise Valley Community College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The Paradise Valley Community College diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,900 students
5,742 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,307 students
1,477 students
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# Part-Time Students
5,593 students
4,265 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
510 students
354 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,307 students
1,557 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
4 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
5,593 students
4,265 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
250 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
4%
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
26%
36%
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% Black
4%
5%
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% White
56%
43%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.61
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
5.02%
3.35%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.28%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$38,100
$32,100
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,046 is less than the state average of $2,345. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,830 is more than the state average of $7,438. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,046
$2,345
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,830
$7,438
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
64%
77%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,500
$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,914
$4,750
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Paradise Valley Community College cost?

Paradise Valley Community College's tuition is approximately $2,046 for In-State students and $7,830 for Out-State students.

What is Paradise Valley Community College's ranking?

Paradise Valley Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Arizona for: Least expensive tuition and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 7,900 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,046
  • Out-state tuition: $7,830
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Maricopa County, AZ public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,672 per year for in-state students and $7,229 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maricopa County, AZ community colleges have a diversity score of 0.61, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Maricopa County, AZ is Brookline College-Tempe. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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