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Study at Palo Verde College

Palo Verde College, previously known as Palo Verde Junior College, was established in 1947. The main campus of this community college is located in Blythe, California, and covers 200 acres. Aside from this, the college also operates the Needles campus, which was started in 1998. The college offers Enrolment to more than 2, 000 students every year.

Palo Verde College, PVC, offers degrees and academic programs in various Course Topics. The academic divisions of this college are:

  • Division of Business
  • Division of History, Social and Behavior Sciences
  • Division of Language Arts and Communication Studies
  • Division of Mathematics and Sciences
  • Division of Nursing and Allied Health
  • Division of Professional Technologies
PVC also offers vocational/ certificate programs along with personal enrichment programs in subjects such as computer science, child development, accounting, alcohol drug studies, and business. Online courses are also available for the benefit of remote students. In addition, there is a special Disabled Students Programs and Services that is designed to assist students with physical, psychological, or learning difficulties.

Profile of Palo Verde College

Blythe, California is home to Palo Verde College. Blythe is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Palo Verde College go up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in family and social work.

Palo Verde College Selectivity

Prospective students are drawn to the school's open admissions.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Palo Verde College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school has 3, 831 enrolled students . A large number of students at Palo Verde College are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at the school are male.

Palo Verde College Tuition and Affordability

Palo Verde College is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"COLLEGE MISSION Palo Verde College is a California community college that provides an exemplary learning environment with high quality educational programs and services. It promotes student success, lifelong learning and community development. Our goal is to create better futures for our students and our communities. "

Palo Verde College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts95liberal arts and sciences, geography
Nursing and Emergency Medicine85EMT paramedic, nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, home health aide
Business and Management46business management, accounting, business
Family and Social Work26child development
Production Trades14welding
Therapy and Counselling9substance abuse Counselling
Medical Support and Technology8phlebotomy
Mechanics and Repair4automobile mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering2information technology, web design, system administration
office and Administration1administrative assistant, data entry
Construction Trades0construction
Security and Law Enforcement0fire-fighting, criminal justice and police
Engineering Technician0hazardous materials tech
Media0animation and special effects, journalism

Contact: Palo Verde College

Palo Verde College

One College Drive

Blythe, California 92225

General Phone: (760) 921-5500


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