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  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    B+
  6. Location
    B+
Paradise Valley CC is a public college located in Phoenix, Arizona. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,157 undergraduate students. The Paradise Valley CC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Arts, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic). Graduating 33% of students, Paradise Valley CC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,300.
18401 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Paradise Valley Community College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$8,131/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,060/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
65%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.71 responses
78%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
6
Online Associates Programs
3
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    72%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,157Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,958
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
9%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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I am so grateful to PVCC for helping during Covid-19. They offered emergency funds and still made it possible to graduate with honors; the staff was very understanding!
PVCC is overall a friendly campus of reasonable size with an understanding staff and doable workload. Lots of different kinds of professors there, and doing your research and getting to know them will help you find your niche. Good professors are usually quite accessible and helpful.
The advisors, sadly, are of little help-- I had to figure out my degree path on my own and with advisors at SCC.
There are refrigerated drinks but zero healthy or allergy-friendly fresh food options (just lardy tater tots and fried meats).
Beware the math department: I have had a hard time getting help and finding an understanding prof as have my peers.
Your experience at PV will be greatly improved if you are part of the Honors program, which motivates you to keep your GPA up and stay at least partially involved in on-campus activities.
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The thing I love most about PVCC is how much the faculty and school cares about their students. I never once felt like I wasn't heard or that my concerns weren't recognized. The school always does its best to put the students first. I have had amazing teachers that care about my success and care about my personal well-being. I received the President Honor's scholarship which covered all of my tuition for 2 years, and that was thanks to the wonderful honors program at PVCC that made it possible.
PVCC also offers such a wide range of degree programs and classes, that there is something there for everyone. They have job fairs, career services, writing workshops, learning success center, mock interviews, resume help, and so many other things to ensure that you are successful and that your educational and career goals are met.
The small class sizes make it easy to connect with your teachers and get one on one help.
Overall, PVCC is an excellent college.
It was a good experience, all the teachers I had were the most helpful teachers ever so don't listen to high school teachers when they say "college professors won't help" because they do. I'll miss this school a little because I made so many new friends!