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Kennebec Valley Community College

92 Western Ave, Fairfield, ME

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Kennebec Valley Community College, located in Fairfield, Maine, was founded in 1969 through the approval of the Maine Legislature. The school began operations in 1970 to a class of 35 full time and 131 part time students.

KVCC has since expanded both physically and in term of enrollment, with a current annual class size of over 2,500 students. KVCC is dedicated to providing quality education to its students through up to date programs, facilities and services. The school is one of the seven colleges the comprise the Maine Community College System.

Academics

Students may choose from a variety of programs that allow for academic transfer or assist in career training. Academic transfer allows student to complete the first two years of a four year education at KVCC, followed by transfer to a four year institution to continue their education, complete the final two years, and earn a bachelor's degree.

Career training programs provide the education necessary to develop skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as a qualified professional in a given field. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or associate degree that demonstrates competency in the area of study and allows for pursuit of employment at the entry level.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Kennebec Valley Community College is a public two year institution whose requirements for admission are minimal due to its open enrollment policy where any individuals that apply, pay fees, have a high school diploma or are 18 years of age or older may enroll. Students should also supply test scores, transcripts, and take a placement exam if deemed necessary.

Financial aid must be applied for prior to each academic year. Aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and is applied for through the completion and submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $20 application fee for those applying to a program. 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: $2,700-$3,200
    • Out-of-State: $5,400-$6,480
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $90-$110 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $180-$220 per 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 Aid91%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships83%$4,779
Receiving Student Loans50%$5,864
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Kennebec Valley Community College may offer services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Maine, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 Kennebec Valley Community CollegeSomerset CountyMaine
Graduation Rate41.6%-27.2%
Transfer-out Rate9.1%-14.2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1984)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1994)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2005)
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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 Kennebec 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,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Precision Production

    Science Technology

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    nan%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    91%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    18:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    10

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $3,624