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.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||85%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||76%||$4,518|
|Receiving Student Loans||39%||$5,398|
Admissions, Academics, & 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 College||Flathead County||Montana|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
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
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
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
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Flathead Valley Community College.
- Great Falls College - MSU in Great Falls, MT (151 miles away)
- Helena College University of Montana in Helena, MT (156 miles away)
- Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, WA (243 miles away)
- Wenatchee Valley College in Wenatchee, WA (284 miles away)