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.
Cohort Default Rate (CDR) for Federal Student Loans
For schools having 30 or more borrowers entering repayment in a fiscal year, the school’s cohort default rate is the percentage of a school’s borrowers who enter repayment on certain William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans (Direct Loans) and Federal Family Education Loans (FFELs) during that fiscal year and default (or meet the other specified condition) before the end of the second fiscal year following the fiscal year that the borrower entered repayment.
Average Rate Calculation: The denominator for the average cohort default rate is the number of borrowers who entered repayment in the current cohort fiscal year and the two preceding cohort fiscal years. The numerator for the average cohort default rate is the number of borrowers who entered repayment in the current cohort fiscal year or either of the two preceding cohort fiscal years and who defaulted or met the other specified condition in the cohort default period for the cohort fiscal year in which they entered repayment.
Diversity of Enrollment
In Fall 2020 enrollment of all full-time undergraduate students in credit programs was 2,006. Of these 50% were female and 50% were male. 2% were American Indian/Alaska Native, 3% were Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% were Black, 28% were Hispanic, 54% were White, 6% were Two or More Races, and 1% were Nonresident Alien.
Diversity of Pell Recipients
Federal Pell Grant recipients comprised 32% of the full-time enrolled students in Fall 2020. Of these, 61% were female and 39% were male. 53% of the Pell recipients identified themselves as members of a racial or ethnic minority.
59% of the first-time, full-time undergraduate students who enrolled in Fall 2019 returned in the Fall of 2020. The part-time student retention rate was 35%.
Graduation and Transfer Rates
The 3-year graduation rate for full-time students entering in Fall 2017 was 20%. The 3-year transfer-out rate was 29%.
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.
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.