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
Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413
Telephone: 800 621 7440
Student Right-To-Know (RTK) Disclosure Reports (PDF)
- Diversity of Student Body & Pell Grant Recipients
- Graduation & Transfers-Out Rates
- 4 Year Average Graduation & Transfers-Out Rates
- 4 Year Average Graduation & Transfers-Out Rates for Athletes
- Graduation & Transfers-Out Rates by Sport
- Athletic Aid
Diversity of Enrollment
In the Fall of 2016, PVCC undergraduate student population was 8,393. Of these, 30% were full-time and 70% were part-time; 43% were male and 56% were female; 1% were American Indian; 3% were Asian-Pacific Islander; 4% were African American;16% were Hispanic; 53% were Caucasian, and 23% were Other or Undisclosed.
Diversity of Pell Recipients
Federal Pell Grant recipients comprised 40% of the full-time enrolled students in the Fall of 2013. Of these, 53% were female and 47% were male. 34% of the Pell recipients identified themselves as members of a racial or ethnic minority.
65% of the first-time, full-time undergraduate students who enrolled in the Fall of 2013 returned in the Fall of 2014. The part-time student retention rate was 41%.
Graduation and Transfer Rates
The 3-year graduation rate for full-time students entering in Fall 2011 was 18%. The 3-year transfer-out rate was 38%.
Gainful Employment Information
The U.S. Department of Education now requires institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment (GE) in a recognized occupation. These regulations also provide that institutions must disclose certain information about their GE programs to prospective students. Follow this link to view the information on all Title IV-eligible certificates offered at Paradise Valley Community College.
Campus Security Report
The Paradise Valley Community College Public Safety department publishes a report that discloses relevant information about campus security policies and crime statistics can be found on the Paradise Valley Community College Public Safety website.
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 2010-11. 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://legal.maricopa.edu/ferpa-college-records
Student Rights & Responsibilities
The Paradise Valley Community College student rights and responsibilities can be found in the current catalog available here.