Kalamazoo Valley Community College, located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was founded in through voter action in 1966. The school serves nearly 14,000 students annually, and has grown significantly since its founding, having added programs, services and facilities as needed to meet the growing needs of the community.
KVCC manages the Kalamazoo Valley Museum and is host to the bi annual Kalamazoo Animation Festival International. It maintains two campuses, one in Texas Charter Township and the second in downtown Kalamazoo. KV Community College is dedicated to providing a quality education through modern programs, services, facilities and a dedicated faculty.
Kalamazoo Valley Community College offers a variety of programs that result in either career development or academic transfer. Career training and technical programs provide education in a high demand field or industry through the development of skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as qualified professionals.
Courses are taught in both classroom and simulated settings, with such controlled environments allowing for the development of practical experience necessary for mastering certain necessary skills. Such programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree that demonstrates competency.
Individuals working toward academic transfer will complete the first two years of a four year education locally and at low cost, followed by applying for transfer to a four year institution to transfer earned credits and complete the final two years, eventually earning one's bachelor's degree.
Students transferring to public schools in Michigan will have an easier time due to agreements in place that facilitate admission if certain prerequisites are met. Individuals transferring to out of state or private schools will have to meet the varying transfer requirements of individual schools and should meet with a counselor to develop a curriculum that assists in meeting such requirements.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to apply to Kalamazoo Valley Community College must be at least eighteen years of age or have a high school diploma. Applicants must submit a completed form, provide transcripts and test scores if available, and pay all associated fees.
Students may also be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Students are encouraged to participate in orientation and to meet with a counselor to discuss program enrollment, curriculum and future goals.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and is awarded based on individual need. Students are asked to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used to determine the student's need when constructing his or her financial aid packet.
Aid must be reapplied for each academic year and should be submitted by posted dates to ensure that funds are disbursed in a timely fashion.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,900-$3,400
- Out-of-State: $6,600-$7,920
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $95-$110 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $220-$260 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||76%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||67%||$4,619|
|Receiving Student Loans||24%||$4,192|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Kalamazoo Valley Community College may offer services to students including:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Michigan.
|Kalamazoo Valley Community College||Kalamazoo County||Michigan|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1971)
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 Kalamazoo 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
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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