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Palo Verde College

Palo Verde College is an Associate's college with 3253 students located in Blythe, CA.

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Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 3,253
Gender 77% Male / 23% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 14% Full Time / 86% Part Time
Geography 95% In State / 5% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 63% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 41%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 2%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 30%
Ethnicity Unknown 10%
Black or African American 10%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Literary Magazine

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates personal counseling placement services for graduates economically disadvantaged students services financial aid counseling
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): dual enrollment of high school students independent study cooperative education english as a second language (esl)
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Humanities/Humanistic Studies (51%), Biological and Physical Sciences (19%), Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (19%), Business Administration and Management (5%), Child Care Provider/Assistant (2%), Information Technology (0%)

Majors Offered

Associates

A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Associates

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that is either a general synthesis of one or more of the biological and physical sciences, or a specialization which draws from the biological and physical sciences.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Any instructional program in multi/interdisciplinary studies not listed above.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

Job Opportunities:

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Bailiffs
Maintain order in courts of law.
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes.
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, State, or Federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.
Private Detectives and Investigators
Gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.

Associates

A program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

Job Opportunities:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
Computer and Information Research Scientists
Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.
Computer Systems Analysts
Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.
Information Security Analysts
Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.
Software Developers, Applications
Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.
Software Developers, Systems Software
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
Computer Network Architects
Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to be primary providers of home, family, residential, or institutional-based child care services. Includes instruction in child growth and development, nutrition, recreation, planning and supervision of play and learning activities, child abuse and neglect prevention, parent-child relationships, and applicable legal and administrative requirements.

Job Opportunities:

Childcare Workers
Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.

Administration & Faculty

Interim Supt/President Denise Whittaker
Superintendent/President Donald Wallace
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Full-time Faculty 27
Student : Faculty Ratio 36 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 74 : 25
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 88
Tenure Track Faculty 3
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 7

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 22/100
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Selectivity

Deadlines

August

26

Regular Decision

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $8,664 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $7,114

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $1,288, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $1,288 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $11,268
Books $1,710 $1,710
Total (before financial aid) $2,998 $14,266

Students Receiving Aid

88% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Scholarships/Grants 63% $4,301
Other Federal Grants 9% $321
Pell Grants 63% $4,256
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 86% $1,411

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.paloverde.edu/students/finaid.html.

Estimate the net price for you at http://webprod.cccco.edu/npc/951/npcalc.htm.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

13% of students graduated on time.

19% of students graduated in six years.

56% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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