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Many enroll at the University of Virginia
Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) found that 1,563 students who were taking credit classes at PVCC during the 2011-2012 academic year – the most recent figures available – were attending a four-year college or university within one year, according to enrollment data.
“These numbers demonstrate to us that PVCC is fulfilling our mission to prepare students for a bachelor’s degree,” said PVCC President Frank Friedman.
The data showed that 433 of the students enrolled at PVCC in 2011-2012 were taking PVCC dual enrollment classes in their high school and then attended a four-year school immediately after high school graduation.
Another 525 of the students who were enrolled at PVCC in 2011-2012 are categorized as “swirling.” They attended more than one college, including PVCC, before enrolling in a four-year college in 2012-13.
An additional 605 PVCC students enrolled in 2011-2012 formally transferred from PVCC to a four-year college or university in 2012-13.
One-third of PVCC transfer students select out-of-state colleges or universities to attend, and these are located in at least half the states in the U.S. Transfer institutions include such outstanding colleges as Boston College, University of North Carolina, University of Maryland, Yale, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, University of South Carolina, Penn State and New York University.
Two-thirds of PVCC transfer students opt for in-state institutions, such as James Madison University, Virginia Tech and Virginia Commonwealth University, but not surprisingly, most of these students attend PVCC’s partner across town – the University of Virginia. Of PVCC enrollees during the 2011-2012 academic year, 251 attended U.Va. within a year of PVCC enrollment. This includes 25 dual enrolled high school students and 122 formal transfers.