Paradise Valley Community College

Paradise Valley Community College

Paradise Valley Community College is a 2-year community college in Phoenix, Arizona. It was set up by the Maricopa County Community College District as the Northeast Valley Education Center in the year 1985. PVCC was established in 1986. The college offers degrees in liberal arts, technical and vocational programs. PVCC is situated some distance from the actual town of Paradise Valley, Arizona.

The mascot of Paradise Valley Community College is the Puma and the official colors are sand and turquoise. The women's cross-country team won the national NJCAA championships in many consecutive seasons, while the men's team won a national title in 2004. Tennis, handball, soccer and golf are offered by PVCC.

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Contacting Paradise Valley Community College

Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N 32nd St
Phoenix , AZ 85032
General Phone: (602) 787-6500

Paradise Valley Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine343EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts258liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Art Studies157visual and performing arts, art studies
Business and Management116business, business management, business administration, accounting, accounting technology, organizational behavior, international business, business and related services
Security and Law Enforcement52criminal justice and safety, fire-fighting
Science50natural sciences, physical sciences
Computer Science and Engineering14computer and info science, computer applications programming, systems analyst, computer networking, system administration, computer services management, computer support
Education and Teaching13education, adult education, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood education
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5exercise science, dietetic technician, dietitian assistant
Fine Arts2fine arts, fine arts studies
Music1music, music management
Therapy and Counseling1psychology
Mechanics and Repair1computer repair
Office and Administration1administrative assistant, office data entry
Medicine0health professions
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art
Family and Social Work0social work
Engineering Technician0environmental control tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts0personal and culinary services

Number of programs and degrees for Paradise Valley Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year28523
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years30221
Associate's degree42936

Paradise Valley Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Paradise Valley Community College had a total enrollment of 8,574 students (4,368 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 2%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 24%
20-21 17%
22-24 12%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 9%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%

Paradise Valley Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %
Part-Time 45 %

Paradise Valley Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Phoenix, Arizona for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arizona Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Paradise Valley Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,734
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,894
Books and supplies $ 1,120

Financial Aid:
Paradise Valley Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2623600)

Paradise Valley Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year51$78,88655$73,537
All faculty totalacademic year51$78,88655$73,537

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Paradise Valley Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports279

Paradise Valley Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
System Administration/Administrator

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Personal and Culinary Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician


Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetic Technician (DTR)
Dietitian Assistant
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Natural Sciences
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Paradise Valley Community College Highlights

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What Sets Paradise Valley Community College Apart:

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Top 9%Paradise Valley Community College Number of students
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Top 11%Paradise Valley Community College Salaries of full-time faculty
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 19%Paradise Valley Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% students 40 years or older
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Top 19%Paradise Valley Community College % students 40 years or older

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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