Piedmont Virginia Community College

  • 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 Charlottesville City County, VA.
  • The nearest community college to Piedmont Virginia Community College is Blue Ridge Community College (31.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Piedmont Virginia Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 142 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Piedmont Virginia Community College(VA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty142 staff45 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Piedmont Virginia Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Piedmont Virginia Community College diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,554 students1,577 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio39:136:1
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# Full-Time Students1,234 students717 students
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# Part-Time Students4,320 students860 students
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% Asian
3%
6%
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% Hispanic
3%
8%
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% Black
7%
22%
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% White
83%
57%
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% Hawaiian
2%
1%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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Diversity Score0.300.62
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College Completion Rate
19%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,900$29,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,235 is less than the state average of $4,550. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,073 is more than the state average of $9,760. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,235$4,550
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,073$9,760
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid70%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,520$10,502
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,748$5,500
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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 $4,550 per year for in-state students and $9,760 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,297 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.