• 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 4,864 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is same as the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,864 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,235
  • Out-state tuition: $10,073
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Piedmont Virginia Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 285 teachers has grown by 100% over five years.
Piedmont Virginia Community College
(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
285 staff
129 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Piedmont Virginia Community College has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Piedmont Virginia Community College diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,864 students
2,086 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,233 students
843 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,631 students
1,243 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
278 students
232 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,233 students
802 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
169 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,631 students
1,243 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
20 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
476 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
5%
7%
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% Hispanic
7%
12%
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% Black
9%
21%
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% White
72%
52%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.46
0.66
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
38%
38%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.19%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,900
$29,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,235 is more than the state average of $3,736. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,073 is more than the state average of $8,977. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,235
$3,736
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$10,073
$8,977
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
61%
85%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,825
$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,225
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
71%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Piedmont Virginia Community College cost?

Piedmont Virginia Community College's tuition is approximately $4,235 for In-State students and $10,073 for Out-State students.

What is Piedmont Virginia Community College's ranking?

Piedmont Virginia Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Virginia for: Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,864 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,235
  • Out-state tuition: $10,073
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,736 per year for in-state students and $8,977 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,561 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Virginia is American National University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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