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.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||91%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||83%||$4,779|
|Receiving Student Loans||50%||$5,864|
Admissions, Academics, & 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 College||Somerset County||Maine|
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)
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,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Kennebec Valley Community College.
- York County Community College in Wells, ME (101 miles away)
- River Valley Community College in Claremont, NH (159 miles away)
- Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle, ME (164 miles away)
- Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA (237 miles away)