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 2016, enrollment of all full-time undergraduate students in credit programs was 2,544.  Of these 49% were female and 51% were male.  1% were American Indian/Alaska Native, 3% were Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% were Black, 21% were Hispanic, 54% were White, 2% 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 2016.  Of these, 58% were female and 42% were male.  41% of the Pell recipients identified themselves as members of a racial or ethnic minority.

Retention Rates

69% of the first-time, full-time undergraduate students who enrolled in the Fall of 2015 returned in the Fall of 2016.  The part-time student retention rate was 43%.

Graduation and Transfer Rates

The 3-year graduation rate for full-time students entering in Fall 2013 was 22%.  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.