Welcome to Paradise Valley Community College

Explore your future at Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC). With our expansive educational choices, you can achieve your dreams, transform your life, and build lifelong relationships that accelerate your personal and career growth. At PVCC, we believe your success is our success.

Top-notch teaching

PVCC’s award-winning, expert faculty will expand your mind and your understanding of the world.

An affordable education

With a tuition rate of just $86 per credit hour, you’ll increase your knowledge at an affordable rate.

Strategies for success

PVCC wants what works best for you. That means high-quality degree programs, flexible schedules, and enriching experiences.

A supportive environment

A supportive environment

At PVCC you can choose from more than 75 degrees and certificates. Enjoy your first two years in a supportive learning environment that builds your skills while challenging your mind and spirit. At PVCC, you’ll find exceptional academic programs, career preparation, and leadership opportunities.

Engage in the community

Engage in the community

College is about more than what you learn in the classroom. At PVCC, you’ll prepare to be a citizen of your local community and of the world. We encourage students to be civically engaged and contribute to positive social change through community partnerships and outreach programs. And don’t miss out on the more than 25 campus clubs and organizations, where you can develop your leadership and professional skills to build connections for life.

Experience the arts

Experience the arts

Our state-of-the art Center for the Performing Arts, which opened in October 2005, hosts productions, touring acts, and educational programs that bring the arts to our students and our community year-round. The center features:

• Concerts

• Films

• Plays

• Dance performances

• A lobby art gallery


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Stand Puma proud

Stand Puma proud

Be a proud Puma and participate in sports that include cross country, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, and track and field. Our coaches, faculty, and staff support our student-athletes and their championship performances both in the game and in the classroom.

The power of learning

Embrace a rich campus life filled with academics, athletics, arts, culture, and community outreach opportunities at PVCC. With classes both on campus and online, you can launch your education almost anytime. Here, you’ll achieve your goals, create enriching experiences, and build lasting memories.
Complete your bachelor’s degree here

Four years right here

Both Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona offer courses at PVCC, so you can complete your bachelor’s degree here on campus.

Faculty expertise

Faculty expertise

PVCC faculty members, nationally recognized for their experience and contributions to their fields, have been featured on The History Channel and in The New York Times.

Find your niche

Find your niche

With more than 25 campus clubs and organizations to choose from, our students benefit from a range of opportunities to develop skills and build connections.

Recognized for excellence

Recognized for excellence

Since 2013, PVCC has been recognized by the Aspen Institute as a Top 150 College in the U.S. based upon student success and transfer rates.

Main Campus Locations

Union Hills Campus


Satellite Locations

Black Mountain Campus


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Learn more about Paradise Valley Community College

Whether your goal is to earn an associate degree, transfer to a four-year university, or earn a certificate to enhance your career readiness, we can help you succeed! Visit the Paradise Valley Community College website to learn more about our campuses, course offerings, extracurricular programs, and more.

Call us at 602-787-7862

Our Paradise Valley student representatives are here for you. Ask us your questions and get started today.