Piedmont Virginia Community College

Piedmont Virginia Community College

Piedmont Virginia Community College, or PVCC, was chartered in 1972. It is a 2-year post-secondary college located in Albemarle County, Virginia. PVCC is a part of the Virginia Community College System and offers enrollment to more than 2,000 students every year.

Piedmont Virginia Community College offers a large number of degrees and certificate programs in various areas of study. Students are awarded associate's degrees in arts, science, and applied science. Certificate courses in business and office-administrative support technology, and surgical technology are also available at PVCC. In addition, career studies certificate programs are provided for the student's benefit.

Piedmont Virginia Community College sponsors a number of students clubs and organizations. Among the honor societies is Phi Theta Kappa. The other student organizations include the Art Club, the Black Student Alliance, the Dance Club, the Engineering Club, the International Club, the Japanese Club, the Music Club, the Poetry Club, the Philosophers Club, the Ultimate Frisbee Club, the Volleyball Club, and the Pottery Club.

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Contacting Piedmont Virginia Community College

Piedmont Virginia Community College
501 College Drive
Charlottesville , VA 22902-7589
General Phone: (434) 977-3900

Piedmont Virginia Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts74general studies, humanities
Nursing and Emergency Medicine70EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management49business management, business administration, accounting and related services
Therapy and Counseling36mental and social health services
Education and Teaching16education
Medical Support and Technology15surgical tech
Science14biological and physical sciences
Computer Science and Engineering12computer and info science, computer science
Security and Law Enforcement7criminal justice and administration
Art Studies7visual and performing arts
Engineering Technician3industrial tech, CAD and design
Mechanics and Repair3industrial electronics tech
Office and Administration2business support services
Science and Laboratory Technician1biology tech
Medical Administration0health and medical administrative

Number of programs and degrees for Piedmont Virginia Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree26519
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years175
Award of less than 1 academic year361

Piedmont Virginia Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Piedmont Virginia Community College had a total enrollment of 4,674 students (2,456 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 14%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 18%
18-19 22%
20-21 14%
22-24 10%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown4%
(International Students)1%

Piedmont Virginia Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 39 %

Piedmont Virginia Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Piedmont Virginia Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,664
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,919
Books and supplies $ 1,026

Financial Aid:
Piedmont Virginia Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 992800)

Piedmont Virginia Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3230

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*2*
Instructorcalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*5$57,086

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$63,7235$66,853
Associate professoracademic year13$58,3948$60,529
Assistant professoracademic year4$53,5838$56,660
Instructoracademic year4$47,5124$45,503
All faculty totalacademic year30$57,90025$58,152

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

Piedmont Virginia Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Surgical Technology/Technologist

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

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

Biological and Physical Sciences

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other

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What Sets Piedmont Virginia Community College Apart:

% of degrees in engineering
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Number of students
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% of degrees in business and management
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 18%Piedmont Virginia Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 18%Piedmont Virginia Community College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 19%Piedmont Virginia Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of degrees in art studies
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Top 20%Piedmont Virginia Community College % of degrees in art studies

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 Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)

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