Paradise Valley Community College: Review & Facts

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Paradise Valley Community College is a large two-year, public school with 9,555 students enrolled. This institution was originated in 1985 and is one of the 39 colleges located in Phoenix, Arizona.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
45
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, and associate's degree are offered at Paradise Valley Community College.

Paradise Valley Community College implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 45 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Art, Medical Assistant, Medical, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges and schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
64%
The student retention rate at Paradise Valley Community College is relatively low at 64% (close to Arizona average). Considering this statistic, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Paradise Valley Community College is very low - 26%. About 16% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Paradise Valley Community College is reasonably decent: 19:1. Find out more regarding instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$7,800
Average tuition pricing is low, about $7,700 per academic year. The additional fees at Paradise Valley Community College (not included in tuition costs) are roughly $100, which totals $7,800 per year.

Read the details about Paradise Valley Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
Paradise Valley Community College will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at Paradise Valley Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (602) 787-6500 or check Paradise Valley Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B-
Paradise Valley Community College offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Paradise Valley Community College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At present there is no on-campus housing at Paradise Valley Community College.

Based on the college crime information, Paradise Valley Community College seems to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Paradise Valley Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Paradise Valley Community College, 18401 N 32nd St, Phoenix, Arizona 85032, USA
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