Piedmont Virginia Community College, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, was founded in 1972 and is one of the 23 institutions that comprise the Virginia Community College System. The school's service area includes five counties, and maintains an annual enrollment of approximately 3000 full time students.
PVCC is a comprehensive community college, providing education and services, including workforce development, to its service area. The school constantly reviews its offerings and facilities, updating them as necessary to meet the needs of current and future students.
Piedmont Virginia Community College offers a variety of programs, allowing students to follow the career training or academic transfer track that best fits their needs. Career training programs prepare students for careers in their chosen area of study and expertise and will be able to enter the work force as professionals upon completion of a said program.
Courses typically include study in theory, practice, application and methodology, with practical experience formed through controlled and supervised settings. A program takes between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or degree which assists graduates in seeking employment at the entry level.
Academic transfer is accomplished by completing the first two years of a four year education. Once completed, the student will apply for transfer to a college or university, finishing the final two years and obtaining a bachelor's degree.
Piedmont Virginia students applying to Virginia public institutions will have ease of transfer through agreements that guarantee admission if certain academic prerequisites are met. Transfer to out of state or private schools will require the student to requirements of the individual school to be considered for admission, and as a result should consult a counselor and research his or her desired schools prior to applying.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Individuals interested in enrollment at Piedmont Virginia Community College may do so through the school's open enrollment policy that requires individuals to be 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or GED. Those who meet the minimum entry requirements must submit a completed application and pay all fees prior to the start of classes.
Prospective students are also asked to supply previous transcripts and standardized test scores if available, the information from which may be used to substitute the required placement exam. A visit to a counselor and participation in new student orientation are also encouraged.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used by the financial aid office to construct a aid plan that is based on the student's need and aid program eligibility. Aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $4,100-$4,900
- Out-of-State: $9,300-$11,220
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $140-$160 per unit
- Out-of-State: $310-$370 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||64%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||56%||$4,229|
|Receiving Student Loans||14%||$4,127|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Piedmont Virginia Community College may provide services to students like:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Piedmont Virginia Community College compared to community colleges in Virginia, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1982)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Virginia
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1951)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Piedmont Virginia Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Piedmont Virginia Community College.
- Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, VA (31 miles away)
- Germanna Community College in Locust Grove, VA (43 miles away)
- Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, VA (59 miles away)
- J Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, VA (61 miles away)
- Dabney S Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge, VA (71 miles away)