Piedmont Virginia Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,283

2.88% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,428

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.7%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

5,608

22.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

31.2%

110 Graduates

About

Piedmont Virginia Community College is a higher education institution located in Albemarle County, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Piedmont Virginia Community College were .

In 2017, 1,334 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Piedmont Virginia Community College. 63.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (985 degrees), 6.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (149 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont Virginia Community College is $4,283, which is $-3,131 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Piedmont Virginia Community College is $4,283, which is $-3,131 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,428.

In 2017, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 8% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,283

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Piedmont Virginia Community College was $4,283. The cost of tuition at Piedmont Virginia Community College is $-3,131 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,428

2017 Value

6.59%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Piedmont Virginia Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,428. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Piedmont Virginia Community College grew by 6.59%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,920

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Piedmont Virginia Community College was of $6,920 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

8%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Piedmont Virginia Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

13.7%

2016 Default Rate

62

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Piedmont Virginia Community College was 13.7%, which represents 62 out of the 451 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Piedmont Virginia Community College has a total enrollment of 5,608 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont Virginia Community College is 1,257 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,351. This means that 22.4% of students enrolled at Piedmont Virginia Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Piedmont Virginia Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.7% White, 12.9% Black or African American, 6.85% Hispanic or Latino, 4.73% Two or More Races, 4.24% Asian, 0.267% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.178% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Piedmont Virginia Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (36%), followed by White Female (33.8%) and Black or African American Female (5.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

22.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Piedmont Virginia Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,608 students. The full-time enrollment at Piedmont Virginia Community College is 1,257 and the part-time enrollment is 4,351. This means that 22.4% of students enrolled at Piedmont Virginia Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Piedmont Virginia Community College was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Piedmont Virginia Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,855

  2. Black or African American

    726

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    384

The enrolled student population at Piedmont Virginia Community College is 68.7% White, 12.9% Black or African American, 6.85% Hispanic or Latino, 4.73% Two or More Races, 4.24% Asian, 0.267% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.178% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 59 students (1.05%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 366 more women than men received degrees from Piedmont Virginia Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Piedmont Virginia Community College are white (985 degrees awarded). There were 6.61 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (149 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Piedmont Virginia Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Piedmont Virginia Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (621 degrees awarded), Health (444 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (34 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Piedmont Virginia Community College are Registered nurses (1,330,207 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (220,445 people), Medical & health services managers (151,103 people), Physicians (140,841 people), and Other managers (138,074 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont Virginia Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (621 degrees awarded), Health (444 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (34 degrees), Engineering Technologies (29 degrees), and Human Sciences (16 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Piedmont Virginia Community College are Physicians, Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Piedmont Virginia Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (621 degrees awarded), Health (444 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (34 degrees), Engineering Technologies (29 degrees), and Human Sciences (16 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Piedmont Virginia Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,527,238 people), Elementary & secondary schools (473,894 people), Outpatient care centers (227,617 people), Offices of physicians (216,370 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (209,812 people).

The most specialized majors at Piedmont Virginia Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (621 degrees awarded), Health (444 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (34 degrees), Engineering Technologies (29 degrees), and Human Sciences (16 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Piedmont Virginia Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 484

  2. 850

In 2017, 484 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont Virginia Community College, which is 0.569 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (850).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 143 degrees were awarded to men at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.647 times less than the 221 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 221 degrees were awarded to women at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.55 times more than the 143 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

32%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% of students graduating from Piedmont Virginia Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Piedmont Virginia Community College is Female and Asian (60% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    985 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    149 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Piedmont Virginia Community College is white (985 degrees awarded). There were 6.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (149 degrees).

1.72% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    617 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    368 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    103 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Piedmont Virginia Community College is white female (617 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (368 degrees).

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Operations

Piedmont Virginia Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $8.66M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.28k (0.0956%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Piedmont Virginia Community College had a total salary expenditure of $30.6M. Piedmont Virginia Community College employs 26 Associate professors, 20 Professors, and 20 Assistant professors. Most academics at Piedmont Virginia Community College are Female Associate professors (15), Female Assistant professors(12), and Female Professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont Virginia Community College are: Management, with 52 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 22 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.66M

2017 Endowment

11.2%

growth from 2016

Piedmont Virginia Community College has an endowment valued at about $8.66M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Piedmont Virginia Community College grew 11.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.05M - Federal

  2. $372k - State

  3. $247k - Local

As of 2017, Piedmont Virginia Community College received $1.05M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $372k from state grants and contracts, and $247k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.2M

2017 Salaries

1.97%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Piedmont Virginia Community College paid a median of $16.2M in salaries, which represents 52.9% of their overall expenditure ($30.6M) and a 1.97% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.74% growth from 2015 and a 1% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.88M

Instructional Salaries

78

Number of Employees

In 2017, Piedmont Virginia Community College paid a total of $4.88M to 78 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.16M (26%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

26 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

52 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Piedmont Virginia Community College were Associate professor with 26 employees; Professor with 20 employees; and Professor with 20 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Piedmont Virginia Community College were Management with 52 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Piedmont Virginia Community College was Female Associate professor with 15 employees, Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Female Professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Piedmont Virginia Community College.

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