Piedmont Virginia Community College: Review & Facts

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Piedmont Virginia Community College is a medium two-year, public school with 5,440 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1972 and is one of the 3 colleges and schools located in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
34
Fair
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, and associate's degree are available at Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Piedmont Virginia Community College implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 34 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Nursing, Management, Business, and Medical. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.


Student Retention
65%
Fair
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Piedmont Virginia Community College student retention rate is relatively low at 65% (close to Virginia average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
20 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Piedmont Virginia Community College is very low: 24%. Nearly 16% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Piedmont Virginia Community College is reasonably decent: 20:1. Read more details on instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$10,400
Medium
Average tuition cost is close to the nationwide median, around $9,400 a year. The additional fees at Piedmont Virginia Community College not covered by tuition are nearly $1,000, which makes it a total of $10,400 a year.

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

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The college might accept 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) at entry.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at Piedmont Virginia Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (434) 977-3900 or check Piedmont Virginia Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Safe
Piedmont Virginia Community College provides a distance learning option, 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 Piedmont Virginia 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
Yes
Presently there is no on-campus housing at Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Piedmont Virginia Community College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Piedmont Virginia Community College seems to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Piedmont Virginia Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Piedmont Virginia Community College, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902-7589, USA
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