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Paradise Valley Community College Overview

Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Paradise Valley Community College is a public institution. Phoenix is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Paradise Valley Community College Known For?

1,916 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Paradise Valley Community College is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Paradise Valley Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Paradise Valley Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#83 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#364 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Paradise Valley Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Accounting & Computer Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Fine & Studio Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular General Business/Commerce Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular General Physical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Physical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#211 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#211 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Paradise Valley Community College?

Location of Paradise Valley Community College

Contact details for Paradise Valley Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 18401 N 32Nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85032
Phone: 602-787-6500
Website: https://www.paradisevalley.edu/

Paradise Valley Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Paradise Valley Community College?

12% Take Out Loans
14.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Paradise Valley Community College, approximately 12% of students took out student loans averaging $3,196 a year. That adds up to $12,784 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Paradise Valley Community College is 14.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Paradise Valley Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,307 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,900 undergraduate students at Paradise Valley Community College, with 2,307 being full-time and 5,593 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Paradise Valley Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,307 full-time undergraduates at Paradise Valley Community College, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Paradise Valley Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Paradise Valley Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Paradise Valley Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 65
Black or African American 90
Hispanic or Latino 660
White 1,227
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 252

Over 16 countries are represented at Paradise Valley Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Canada, and Australia.

Online Learning at Paradise Valley Community College

788 Took All Classes Online
2,233 Took At Least One Class Online
5.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,233 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Paradise Valley Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 28th most popular in Arizona for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Paradise Valley Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Paradise Valley Community College was 5.5%. This is the #1,634 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Paradise Valley Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Paradise Valley Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 1%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Paradise Valley Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Paradise Valley Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Natural Sciences #2
Fine & Studio Arts #16
Entrepreneurial Studies #53
Visual & Performing Arts #73
Business Support & Assistant Services #88
Marketing #91
General Business/Commerce #125
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #149
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #357
Liberal Arts General Studies #357

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Paradise Valley Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Fine & Studio Arts 0 5 571 576
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 539 0 539
Allied Health Professions 198 29 3 230
Natural Sciences 0 0 84 84
General Physical Sciences 0 84 0 84
Business Administration & Management 4 74 0 78
General Business/Commerce 0 1 72 73
Fire Protection 62 3 2 67
Nursing 0 53 0 53
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 19 8 27
Entrepreneurial Studies 23 0 0 23
Computer Information Systems 3 11 0 14
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 5 0 2 7
Computer Systems Analysis 3 3 0 6
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 6 0 6
Natural Resources Conservation 6 0 0 6
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 6 0 6
Accounting 0 5 0 5
Business Support & Assistant Services 1 4 0 5
Alternative Medicine & Systems 5 0 0 5
Homeland Security 4 0 0 4
Audiovisual Communications 0 3 0 3
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 3 0 0 3
Health & Physical Education 0 2 1 3
Arts & Media Management 0 3 0 3
Graphic Communications 2 0 0 2
Marketing 0 1 0 1
Journalism 1 0 0 1
Computer Programming 1 0 0 1
Writing Studies 1 0 0 1
Food Science Technology 0 0 0 0
General Biology 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0
International Business 0 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0
Literature 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0
History 0 0 0 0
Accounting & Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 0
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 0
General Psychology 0 0 0 0
Anthropology 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 0
Sociology 0 0 0 0
Social Work 0 0 0 0
Dance 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 322 851 743 1,916

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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