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Piedmont Virginia Community College

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Piedmont Virginia Community College is a public institution located in Charlottesville, Virginia. PVCC is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

1,030 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,650 Avg In-State Tuition

Where Is Piedmont Virginia Community College?


Contact details for PVCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7589
Phone: 434-977-3900

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Can I Afford PVCC?

$4,650 In-State Tuition
9% Take Out Loans
2.0% Loan Default Rate
For the 2021-2022 academic year, part-time PVCC students paid $155 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $332 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $4,650 $9,948
Fees $140 $845
Books and Supplies $1,800 $1,800

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At PVCC, approximately 9% of students took out student loans averaging $4,750 a year. That adds up to $19,000 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at PVCC is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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Piedmont Virginia Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,030 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,997 undergraduate students at PVCC, with 1,030 being full-time and 3,967 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,030 full-time undergraduates at PVCC, 50% are male and 50% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Piedmont Virginia Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 50
Black or African American 110
Hispanic or Latino 97
White 646
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 110

Over 17 countries are represented at PVCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Nigeria, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Piedmont Virginia Community College

1,289 Took All Classes Online
2,778 Took At Least One Class Online
96.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,778 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at PVCC has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of PVCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Piedmont Virginia Community College was 96.0%. This is the #350 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at PVCC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Piedmont Virginia Community College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 133 0 0 133
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 1 24 0 25
Radiologic Technology 9 16 0 25
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 14 14
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 13 0 0 13
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician 1 8 0 9
Surgical Technology 0 0 8 8
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 6 0 0 6
General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts 2 2 0 4
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 2 1 0 3
Other Industrial Production Technologies 2 0 0 2
Other Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 1 1
Industrial Technology 0 0 0 0
Laboratory Technician 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 169 51 23 243

Piedmont Virginia Community College Trades

In 2021-2022, Piedmont Virginia Community College awarded 514 undergraduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards by award type for each trade program. Basic certificates are awards that are completed in less than a year, and undergraduate certificates are those awards that take between one and four years.

Major Basic Certificates Undergrad Certificates Associate’s Bachelor’s
Allied Health Professions 145 8 41 0
Culinary Arts 2 0 2 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 13 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 1 0 8 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 6 1 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 2 0 0 0
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 14 0 0
Total 356 46 112 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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