Paradise Valley Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Some programs are also accredited and/or approved by other agencies. Accreditation information can be found on our Accreditation webpage.
Campus Security Report
Paradise Valley Community College Public Safety department publishes a report that discloses relevant information about campus security policies and crime statistics. You can find the report on our College Police website.
Diversity of Enrollment
In the Fall of 2017 enrollment of all full-time undergraduate students in credit programs was 2,464. Of these 45% were female and 55% were male. 5% were American Indian/Alaska Native, 3% were Asian/Pacific Islander, 6% were Black, 21% were Hispanic, 53% were White, 4% were Two or More Races, and 2% were Non-Resident Alien.
Diversity of Pell Recipients
Federal Pell Grant recipients comprised 34% of the full-time enrolled students in the Fall of 2017. Of these, 48% were female and 52% were male. 54% of the Pell recipients identified themselves as members of a racial or ethnic minority.
66% of the first-time, full-time undergraduate students who enrolled in the Fall of 2016 returned in the Fall of 2017. The part-time student retention rate was 45%.
Graduation and Transfer Rates
The 3-year graduation rate for full-time students entering in Fall 2014 was 19%. The 3-year transfer-out rate was 35%.
Student Outcome Information
The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Development provides information and data analysis that supports planning, assessment and decision-making.
- HEOA Disclosure Reports are located on the Students Right to Know Information page.
The gainful employment disclosures for qualifying certificate programs, including program length, estimated cost of completion, median loan debt, and on-time completion rates can be viewed on the Gainful Employment Disclosures page.
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 2009-10. 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 website. Additional information can be found at the Maricopa Community Colleges Office of General Counsel.
EEO Policy Statement
Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the college.
The Maricopa Community Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, http://www.maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.
Disability Resources and Services
Information about Disability Resources and Services at Paradise Valley Community College is available on their website.