Kalamazoo Valley Community College

6767 West O Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070
Tel: (269)488-4100
9,489 students
Public institution
Kalamazoo Valley Community College is a two-year, comprehensive, public institution. This means that we offer a broad array of programs and courses designed for immediate employment as well as transfer to four-year institutions. Our "go-to-work" programs will give you skills necessary for immediate employment in today's highly technological and skill-based work force. Our transfer programs will give you solid grounding for success in a four-year college or university. Graduates in programs designed for immediate employment are highly successful, both in terms of job placement and in terms of entry salaries. Those who seek the bachelors degree have found that the first two years at KVCC prepare them well for upper division work.
School Highlights
Kalamazoo Valley Community College serves 9,489 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 30%.
Kalamazoo Valley Community College is the only community colleges within Kalamazoo County, MI.
The nearest community college is Glen Oaks Community College (25.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 242 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
College Kalamazoo Valley Community College (MI) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years Four or more years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 242 staff
94 staff

Student Body

The student population of 9,489 has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is more than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,489 students 3,372 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 39:1
35:1
# Full-Time Students 3,377 students
1,530 students
# Part-Time Students 6,112 students
1,825 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
3%
3%
% Black
9%
14%
% White
70%
70%
% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
14%
8%
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.50 0.48

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,241 is less than the state average of $4,352. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,729 is less than the state average of $5,856. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,241 $4,352
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,729 $5,856
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77%
89%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College was established by vote of the people in 1966. It is a comprehensive, public, two-year college. Our enrollments total between 10,000 and 11,000 each semester. The College offers certificate programs in over 20 areas of study and associate of applied science degrees in 25 areas. These "go-to-work" programs include business careers, health careers, human and public service careers, and technical and industrial careers. Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) also provides a quality experience for transfer students, offering the associate of arts degree in education and liberal arts, and the associate of science degree in pre-science and pre-engineering. We are a fully accredited institution. KVCC has two campuses: the Texas Township Campus and the Arcadia Commons Campus. Designed by Aldon Dow, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Texas Township Campus is housed on 187 acres of rolling woodland west of Kalamazoo. This campus is just off I-94 and the I-94/US 131 interchange. Additional acres are also available for future expansion at this location. At Texas Township, students may participate in athletics and intramural programs, play tennis, use the pool or exercise facilities, or maybe cross country ski on the College's wooded trails. The Texas Township Campus, which totals about 430,000 square feet, is home to the Advanced Technology Center, a showcase for cutting edge developments in design and manufacturing technologies. The Advanced Technology Center features a manufacturing floor and demonstration area, an auditorium with uplink/downlink and teleconferencing facilities, a computer-integrated manufacturing cell, a lab dedicated to computer-assisted drafting, design and manufacturing, and other state-of-the-art facilities. Staff of the Center work with industry to assess new manufacturing technologies, demonstrate new products, train employees in new processes or tools, and share these developments with KVCC students. Our Learning Center provides one-to-one tutoring, study skills development, assistance to students with special needs, and other tools for your educational success. Other services include a friendly and knowledgeable financial aid staff, touch tone as well as in-person registration, and counselors who are dedicated to you, the student. Student activities and clubs provide opportunities to connect to other students as well as to develop skills which will add to your learning experience and make you a better job candidate.

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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,352 per year for in-state students and $5,856 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $7,740 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.