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Paradise Valley Community College

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Location

Address
18401 N 32nd St
City
Phoenix
State
AZ
Zip/Post Code
85032

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
9477
In State Tuition Fees
1944
Out State Tuition Fees
7728
Male Female Ratio
43:57
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
20:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mission Statement
The mission of Paradise Valley Community College is to provide life-long learning opportunities through effective and accessible instructional programs and student services. These programs and services are continuously evaluated and improved to meet the needs of students, businesses, and the community.
Mascot
Puma
Colors
Royal Blue/White
Conference
Arizona CC Athletic Conf

College History

History

PVCC was originally founded by the Maricopa County Community College District as the Northeast Valley Education Center in 1985 with classes temporarily held at Paradise Valley High School. The district gave the college its present name and began campus construction in 1986 and inaugurated the permanent site during 1987. The college had operated as an extension of Scottsdale Community College and gained independent accreditation in 1990. Since then, PVCC has expanded in both campus size and enrollment along with the development of the Phoenix area. The campus now includes the newly remodeled Q Building (formerly the George L. Campbell Branch Library). A Learning Resources Complex is on campus, with its own library, computer labs, and tutoring center. Several art collections, such as the over 600 Western-themed pieces donated by faculty-emeritus member Dr. Warren Buxton, are on display near the college's library. The PVCC Center for the Performing Arts, containing stage facilities for drama and music performances, opened in 2005. A new building for the study of life sciences (anatomy, physiology, general biology, biotechnology, microbiology, marine biology and environmental biology programs) opened at the main campus in August 2009. It includes seven classrooms, six biology labs and two anatomy/physiology labs, one of which is a cadaver lab, plus lab support spaces and administrative offices.

College Specialty

Specialty

The mission of Paradise Valley Community College is to provide life-long learning opportunities through effective and accessible instructional programs and student services. These programs and services are continuously evaluated and improved to meet the needs of students, businesses, and the community.

Campus

Campus

Urban

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