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.
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
Disclosure Reports (PDF)
- Diversity of Student Body & Pell Grant Recipients
- 4 Year Average Graduation & Transfers-Out Rate
- Graduation & Transfers-Out Rate
- Athletic Disclosures
Diversity of Enrollment
In the Fall of 2011, enrollment of all full-time undergraduate students in credit programs was 3,035 as reported to NCES. Of these, 49% were female and 51% were male. 3% were Black, non-Hispanic; 2% American Indian/Alaska Native; 3% Asian/Pacific Islander; 13% Hispanic; 67% White, non-Hispanic; 11% Not Specified; and 1% two or more races.
Diversity of Pell Recipients
For Fall 2011 (45th day), 58% of Pell Grant recipients were Female, 40% were Male, and 2% were of an undeclared or unreported gender. Ethnically, 61% of recipients were white, 30% of recipients were non-white, and 9% did not specify an ethnicity. Of all full-time students attending PVCC during Fall 2011 (45th day), 25.2% received a Pell Grant award. Source: MCCCD Institutional Research Information System (IRIS), April 2012.
Graduation, Transfer, and Retention Rates
Paradise Valley Community College's 3-year graduation rate for first-time, full-time students entering in Fall 2011, as reported to NCCBP, was 20.3%. The 3-year transfer rate to in-state universities for students indicating intent to transfer or to obtain a degree was 9.2%. The persistence rate for first-time, full-time, degree seeking undergraduates for those students persisting from Fall 2010 to Fall 2011 was 42.7%.
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.
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 Web site. Additional information can be found at http://www.maricopa.edu/legal/ferpa/
Student Rights & Responsibilities
The Paradise Valley Community College student rights and responsibilities can be found in the current catalog available here.
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: http://www.parardisevalley.edu/safety