Piedmont Virginia Community College

Tel: (434)977-3900
  • 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 5,554 students (22% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College is the only community colleges within Albemarle County, VA.
  • The nearest community college is Blue Ridge Community College (31.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 142 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Piedmont Virginia Community College (VA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 142 staff 38 staff
Piedmont Virginia Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,554 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has decreased from 44:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has declined by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,554 students 1,443 students
Piedmont Virginia Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 39:1 36:1
Piedmont Virginia Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,234 students 596 students
Piedmont Virginia Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 4,320 students 847 students
Piedmont Virginia Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Piedmont Virginia Community College Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
6%
Piedmont Virginia Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
3%
8%
Piedmont Virginia Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
7%
22%
Piedmont Virginia Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
83%
57%
Piedmont Virginia Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
2%
1%
Piedmont Virginia Community College Hawaiian (2013-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Piedmont Virginia Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
1%
Piedmont Virginia Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
Piedmont Virginia Community College Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.30 0.62
Piedmont Virginia Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
19%
-
Piedmont Virginia Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $32,900 -
Piedmont Virginia Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,235 is less than the state average of $4,711. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,073 is less than the state average of $10,146. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,235 $4,711
Piedmont Virginia Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,073 $10,146
Piedmont Virginia Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70% 87%
Piedmont Virginia Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $7,520 -
Piedmont Virginia Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,748 -
Piedmont Virginia Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $4,711 per year for in-state students and $10,146 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,378 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 83%. 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 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.