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Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC)

501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA

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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.

Academics

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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid64%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships56%$4,229
Receiving Student Loans14%$4,127
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

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.

 PVCCAlbemarle CountyVirginia
Graduation Rate27.0%-25.0%
Transfer-out Rate11.0%-12.0%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1951)
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Programs Offered

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,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Science Technology

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.

Contact Information

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
64%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
12

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$1,533