Paradise Valley Community College

18401 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ

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Majors offered at Paradise Valley Community College

Biggest majors
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Physical Sciences, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations

Academics at Paradise Valley Community College

Student Faculty Ratio
20 to 1
School type
Public 2-year institution

Demographics for Paradise Valley Community College Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Paradise Valley Community College Students10%21%48%28%0%3%0%
All College Students11%21%37%25%0%2%0%
Gender breakdown
Paradise Valley Community College Students
< 9% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Paradise Valley Community College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Salesforce Developer85k
Senior Underwriter83k
Senior Director, Operations83k
Operations Manager67k
Accounting Manager43k
Youth Pastor24k
Based on 301 student responses
39.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
60kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
52%in High-Meaning careers
6%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Paradise Valley Community College

Paradise Valley Community College financial aid

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Student reviews of Paradise Valley Community College

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Accessible and helpful professors
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Helpful career services
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
LGBTQ+ friendly
Alessia Gallina
Acting And Theater
Music Production
Spanish + 9 others



The community and student resources provided really do set all students up for success; the people running the resource centers are very encouraging and welcoming, allowing students to actually put those resources to use. Every professor I've had has been very kind, knowledgeable, helpful and encouraging across the board as well.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I really do not hold any major complaints about PVCC and truly just encourage anyone to see what this school has to offer and hope that it can provide you with something that advances you in life. I do wish there was a stronger variety of in-person classes offered for my own learning preferences, but that really comes down to having a smaller audience for what I am looking for.

Jamielee Gerena
Sewing + 2 others



Being at PVCC, there is a great sense of diversity. I have been attending since the Fall of 2018, and during mid-2019 I shifted to full Online courses. The process itself was easy to deal with, and there were a good amount of online course options that I was able to choose from.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

One tip I would give to all students who currently attend PVCC or will attend PVCC in the future is this: If you know that your degree requires courses (classes) outside of PVCC (with other MCCCD colleges) try to take those first! Use a consortium agreement (which helps you with using Financial Aid from your main school - in this case, PVCC if you attend -- and you won't have to pay out of pocket. Your FA processes the classes needed). With this tip, KEEP IN MIND that your other Maricopa college grades STAY at those colleges-- they do not transfer to your overall degree. Those grades and GPAs REMAIN in the other colleges you may have to attend.

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