Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC)

Phoenix, AZ

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Paradise Valley Community College

Paradise Valley Community College Student Essentials

Paradise Valley Community College Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.pvc.maricopa.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $1,854
Out-of-State Tuition: $7,638
Retention Rate: 64%
Enrollment: 9,105
Year Established: 1985

About PVCC

Paradise Valley Community College, located in Phoenix, Arizona, is a two-year community college that serves as a pipeline to Arizona state universities.

Tuition at PVCC is about one-third the cost of tuition at a four-year Arizona state university. Despite the savings, PVCC still provides plenty of financial aid for students each academic year.

Paradise Valley is committed to ensuring that students continue with their academic pursuits. Students are guaranteed admission to any Arizona State university with 35 transfer credits, and can transfer with an associate’s degree after 60 credits (approximately two years).

PVCC has a diverse academic program, offering associate’s degrees in Art, Education, Business, General Studies, and Science, along with an array of certificates of completion.

The admissions process at PVCC is relatively straightforward; students need only to apply, take their placement tests, fill out their FAFSA and pay for tuition. PVCC does not have an application fee, and everything can be filled out online through their website.

PVCC strongly encourages students to have an active college life by participating in leadership programs, student clubs, and wellness programs, because students who participate in extracurricular programs through their school will often find the transition from high school student to college student much smoother.

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PVCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Paradise Valley Community College 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

I recently transferred here from Phoenix College and I must say, overall, I enjoy this school much more. I love looking at the beautiful architecture and interior design of the school. The students are much more friendly and respectful and seemed to be very involved with their school. The classes are slightly more difficult but I like a challenge so its not necessarily a bad thing. Unfortunately, the advising and admissions staff is not as knowledgeable or helpful as PC and the quality of the art classes are not as beneficial, but that is due to the fact that PC's art staff are all present professional artists. In the end though, I am very happy that I decided to come to this school and recommend it to anyone who would like to attend!


PVCC Map & Location

Paradise Valley Community College
18401 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032


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Getting Around PVCC

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Phoenix, AZ

Winter
Dec
66
45
Jan
67
46
Feb
71
49
Spring
Mar
77
54
Apr
85
60
May
95
69
Summer
Jun
104
78
Jul
106
84
Aug
105
83
Fall
Sep
100
77
Oct
89
65
Nov
76
53

PVCC Students

Total Students 9,105

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 14%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 68%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 10%
Latino 14%
African American 3%
Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 10%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 31%
Part-Time 69%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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