Paradise Valley Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,040
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,774
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
14.5%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
7,900
29.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
21.7%
145 Graduates

About

Paradise Valley Community College is a higher education institution located in Maricopa County, AZ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Paradise Valley Community College were .

In 2019, 1,916 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Paradise Valley Community College. 53.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,221 degrees), 3.26 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (374 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Paradise Valley Community College is $2,040, which is $−5,784 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Paradise Valley Community College is $2,040, which is $−5,784 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,774.

In 2019, 28% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 9% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,040
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Paradise Valley Community College was $2,040. The cost of tuition at Paradise Valley Community College is $−5,784 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$9,774
2019 Value
20.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Paradise Valley Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,774. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Paradise Valley Community College grew by 20.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,532
Room and Board
$1,424
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Paradise Valley Community College was of $8,532 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,424. The cost of room and board increased by 47.6% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.45% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

28%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
9%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

28% of undergraduate students at Paradise Valley Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
14.5%
2017 Default Rate
135
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Paradise Valley Community College was 14.5%, which represents 135 out of the 933 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Paradise Valley Community College has a total enrollment of 7,900 students. The full-time enrollment at Paradise Valley Community College is 2,307 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,593. This means that 29.2% of students enrolled at Paradise Valley Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Paradise Valley Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.5% White, 26.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Two or More Races, 3.53% Black or African American, 3.03% Asian, 1.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.114% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Paradise Valley Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.5%), followed by White Female (25.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Paradise Valley Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,900 students. The full-time enrollment at Paradise Valley Community College is 2,307 and the part-time enrollment is 5,593. This means that 29.2% of students enrolled at Paradise Valley Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Paradise Valley Community College was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Paradise Valley Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,460
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,066
  3. Two or More Races
    320

The enrolled student population at Paradise Valley Community College is 56.5% White, 26.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Two or More Races, 3.53% Black or African American, 3.03% Asian, 1.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.114% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 368 students (4.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 138 more women than men received degrees from Paradise Valley Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Paradise Valley Community College is white (1,221 degrees awarded). There were 3.26 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (374 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Paradise Valley Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Paradise Valley Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (579 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (84 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (539 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Paradise Valley Community College are Other managers (222,840 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (193,433 people), Postsecondary teachers (159,345 people), Police officers (145,110 people), and Secondary school teachers (108,214 people).

The most specialized majors at Paradise Valley Community College are Visual & Performing Arts (579 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (84 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (539 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (84 degrees), and Protective Services (77 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Paradise Valley Community College are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at Paradise Valley Community College are Visual & Performing Arts (579 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (84 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (539 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (84 degrees), and Protective Services (77 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Paradise Valley Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (455,480 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (367,847 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (338,101 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (223,573 people), and Computer Systems Design (164,269 people).

The most specialized majors at Paradise Valley Community College are Visual & Performing Arts (579 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (84 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (539 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (84 degrees), and Protective Services (77 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Paradise Valley Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Paradise Valley Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

889
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,027
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 889 degrees were awarded to men at Paradise Valley Community College, which is 0.866 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,027).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 213 degrees were awarded to men at Paradise Valley Community College in General Art Studies, which is 0.595 times less than the 358 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 358 degrees were awarded to women at Paradise Valley Community College in General Art Studies, which is 1.68 times more than the 213 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 12% of students graduating from Paradise Valley Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (23.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Paradise Valley Community College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (23.2% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 20.7% of graduates (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,221 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    374 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    136 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Paradise Valley Community College is white (1,221 degrees awarded). There were 3.26 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (374 degrees).

7.1% of degree recipients (136 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    648 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    573 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    204 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Paradise Valley Community College is white female (648 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (573 degrees).

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Operations

Paradise Valley Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNM%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Paradise Valley Community College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Paradise Valley Community College employs 112 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Paradise Valley Community College are Female No academic ranks (61), Male No academic ranks(51), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Paradise Valley Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 44 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, and Management with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Paradise Valley Community College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Paradise Valley Community College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Paradise Valley Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$26.4M
2019 Salaries
3.74%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Paradise Valley Community College paid a median of $26.4M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 3.74% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.72% growth from 2017 and a 5.58% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.35M
Instructional Salaries
112
Number of Employees

In 2019, Paradise Valley Community College paid a total of $9.35M to 112 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
112 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
44 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Paradise Valley Community College were No academic rank with 112 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Paradise Valley Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 44 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees; and Management with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Paradise Valley Community College was Female No academic rank with 61 employees, Male No academic rank with 51 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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