Paradise Valley Community College adheres to all Federal, State, and Maricopa District policies, regulations, disclosure reporting requirements, and laws. Most policies are found in the college catalog, handbook, or on the Maricopa Community College District Website.

Additional information may be found throughout the Paradise Valley Community College website and the Maricopa Community College District website.

The Rights and Responsibilities will provide you with a quick way to research some of the most requested policy information.


Paradise Valley Community College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. http://www.ncahlc.org

230 North La Salle Street
Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413
Telephone: 800 621 7440

Student Right-To-Know (RTK) Disclosure Reports (PDF)

Diversity of Enrollment

In the Fall of 2018 enrollment of all full-time undergraduate students in credit programs was 2,157.  Of these 49% were female and 51% were male.  1% were American Indian/Alaska Native, 3% were Asian/Pacific Islander, 4% were Black, 26% were Hispanic, 53% were White, 5% were Two or More Races, and 1% were Nonresident Alien.

Diversity of Pell Recipients

Federal Pell Grant recipients comprised 34% of the full-time enrolled students in the Fall of 2018.  Of these, 55% were female and 45% were male.  48% of the Pell recipients identified themselves as members of a racial or ethnic minority.

Retention Rates

65% of the first-time, full-time undergraduate students who enrolled in the Fall of 2017 returned in the Fall of 2018.  The part-time student retention rate was 46%.

Graduation and Transfer Rates

The 3-year graduation rate for full-time students entering in Fall 2015 was 22%.  The 3-year transfer-out rate was 33%.

Campus Security Report

The Paradise Valley Community College Police department publishes a report that discloses relevant information about campus security policies and crime statistics can be found on the Paradise Valley Community College College Police.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is a tool designed to help students estimate what it may cost to attend any of the Maricopa Community Colleges or Skill Centers annually. This broad estimate is based on the cost of attendance and the financial aid that was provided to full-time, first-time degree/certificate seeking undergraduate students in 2017-18. Actual net price can vary significantly based on student eligibility and does not represent an actual award. Submission of the FAFSA is the only way to obtain a true and accurate determination of eligibility. Estimates apply to full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students. Visit the Net Price Calculator website

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. Paradise Valley Community College complies with these requirements. These rights can be viewed on the FERPA Web site. Additional information can be found at https://district.maricopa.edu/legal/student-faculty-resources/ferpa

Student Rights & Responsibilities

The Paradise Valley Community College student rights and responsibilities can be found in the current catalog available here.