Piedmont Virginia Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,650
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,913
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13.3%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
5,312
21% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
37.7%
150 Graduates

About

Piedmont Virginia Community College is a higher education institution located in Albemarle County, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Piedmont Virginia Community College were .

In 2019, 1,261 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Piedmont Virginia Community College. 61.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (878 degrees), 5.78 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (152 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont Virginia Community College is $4,650, which is $−3,174 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont Virginia Community College is $4,650, which is $−3,174 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,913.

In 2019, 29% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 7% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,650
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Piedmont Virginia Community College was $4,650. The cost of tuition at Piedmont Virginia Community College is $−3,174 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,913
2019 Value
1.78%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Piedmont Virginia Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,913. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Piedmont Virginia Community College grew by 1.78%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,000
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Piedmont Virginia Community College was of $8,000 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 15.6% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

29%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
7%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

29% of undergraduate students at Piedmont Virginia Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 53.2% with respect to 2018, when 62% 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.
13.3%
2017 Default Rate
54
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Piedmont Virginia Community College was 13.3%, which represents 54 out of the 406 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

Piedmont Virginia Community College has a total enrollment of 5,312 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont Virginia Community College is 1,116 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,196. This means that 21% of students enrolled at Piedmont Virginia Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Piedmont Virginia Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.6% White, 10.7% Black or African American, 8.32% Hispanic or Latino, 4.89% Two or More Races, 4.22% Asian, 0.282% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0941% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Piedmont Virginia Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.8%), followed by White Male (30.6%) and Black or African American Female (5.91%). 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

21%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Piedmont Virginia Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,312 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont Virginia Community College is 1,116 and the part-time enrollment is 4,196. This means that 21% of students enrolled at Piedmont Virginia Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
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 Piedmont Virginia Community College was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Piedmont Virginia Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,539
  2. Black or African American
    571
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    442

The enrolled student population at Piedmont Virginia Community College is 66.6% White, 10.7% Black or African American, 8.32% Hispanic or Latino, 4.89% Two or More Races, 4.22% Asian, 0.282% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0941% 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, 171 students (3.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 297 more women than men received degrees from Piedmont Virginia Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Piedmont Virginia Community College is white (878 degrees awarded). There were 5.78 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (152 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Piedmont Virginia Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (751 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (35 degrees), and Health (281 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 Piedmont Virginia Community College are Registered nurses (1,416,487 people), Other managers (184,272 people), Medical & health services managers (162,972 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (149,600 people), and Police officers (145,771 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont Virginia Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (751 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (35 degrees), Health (281 degrees), Protective Services (23 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (14 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 Piedmont Virginia Community College are Dentists, Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Piedmont Virginia Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (751 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (35 degrees), Health (281 degrees), Protective Services (23 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (14 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Piedmont Virginia Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,568,660 people), Elementary & secondary schools (435,153 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (380,944 people), Outpatient care centers (264,056 people), and Offices of physicians (249,523 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont Virginia Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (751 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (35 degrees), Health (281 degrees), Protective Services (23 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (14 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 Piedmont Virginia 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 Piedmont Virginia Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

482
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
779
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 482 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont Virginia Community College, which is 0.619 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (779).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 197 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.727 times less than the 271 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 271 degrees were awarded to women at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.38 times more than the 197 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 18% of students graduating from Piedmont Virginia Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Piedmont Virginia Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    878 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    152 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    83 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Piedmont Virginia Community College is white (878 degrees awarded). There were 5.78 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (152 degrees).

0.952% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    516 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    362 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    106 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Piedmont Virginia Community College is white female (516 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (362 degrees).

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Operations

Piedmont Virginia Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $73.7k (0.714%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Piedmont Virginia Community College had a total salary expenditure of $32.6M. Piedmont Virginia Community College employs 31 Associate professors, 20 Professors, and 12 Instructors. Most academics at Piedmont Virginia Community College are Female Associate professors (18), Male Associate professors(13), and Female Professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont Virginia Community College are: Management, with 49 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 26 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.3M
2019 Endowment
2.73%
growth from 2018

Piedmont Virginia Community College has an endowment valued at about $10.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Piedmont Virginia Community College grew 2.73% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.03M higher than 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. $1.42M - Federal
  2. $648k - State
  3. $460k - Local

As of 2019, Piedmont Virginia Community College received $1.42M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $648k from state grants and contracts, and $460k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$17.2M
2019 Salaries
1.23%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Piedmont Virginia Community College paid a median of $17.2M in salaries, which represents 52.6% of their overall expenditure ($32.6M) and a 1.23% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.22% growth from 2017 and a 1.97% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.75M
Instructional Salaries
75
Number of Employees

In 2019, Piedmont Virginia Community College paid a total of $4.75M to 75 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.7% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
49 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Piedmont Virginia Community College were Associate professor with 31 employees; Professor with 20 employees; and Professor with 12 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont Virginia Community College were Management with 49 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Piedmont Virginia Community College was Female Associate professor with 18 employees, Male Associate professor with 13 employees, and Female Professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Piedmont Virginia Community College.

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