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Flathead Valley Community College

777 Grandview Dr, Kalispell, MT

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About

Flathead Valley Community College, located in Kalispell, Montana, was established in 1967 to serve residents of the area. The school is one of three public two year institutions in the state not part of the University of Montana System or the Montana State University System. The school is dedicated to providing a quality education through experienced instructors rather than a mix of student teachers and professors. The school is a short drive away from two ski resorts and the famous Glacier National Park, allowing students access to some of natures wonders and participate in extracurricular sports.

Academics
Flathead Valley Community College offers a variety of programs designed to assist in academic transfer or career training. Academic transfer programs offer students the opportunity to complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by transfer to a college or university in order to complete one's bachelor's degree. Career training programs provide the skills and education necessary to operate as a professional in the workforce. Students will learn to implement methods and techniques in real world settings over the course of one to two years, earning a certificate or degree upon completion.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Flathead Valley Community College is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that allows any individuals who meet the minimum requirements for admission to enroll by submitting a completed application and paying tuition. Students should provide transcripts and test scores and may be required to take a placement exam. Students are encouraged to participate in orientation and meet with a counselor prior to the start of their first semester.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and must be applied for prior to each academic year. Students in need of aid must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used by the school to determine the financial needs and awards for the student.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,900-$3,400
    • Out-of-State: $10,000-$12,020
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $140-$170 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $390-$470 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid85%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships76%$4,518
Receiving Student Loans39%$5,398

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Flathead Valley Community College may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Flathead Valley Community College compared to community colleges in Montana, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Flathead Valley Community CollegeFlathead CountyMontana
Graduation Rate19.6%-26.9%
Transfer-out Rate13.4%-14.4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

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    Programs Offered

    The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

    Get more information about the programs offered by Flathead Valley Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

    (C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

    Business and Marketing Studies

    Computer and Information Sciences

    Construction Trades

    Education

    Engineering Technology

    Health and Clinical Professions

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Precision Production

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Visual and Performing Arts

    Other Community Colleges Nearby

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
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    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    85%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    12:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    14

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $7,343