Kennebec Valley Community College

Tel: (207)453-5000
2,263 students
Public institution
Kennebec Valley Community College, one of the seven colleges in the Maine Community College System, is a commuter college located on a sixty-acre campus in central Maine.
School Highlights:
Kennebec Valley Community College serves 2,263 students (29.34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 15%.
Kennebec Valley Community College is the only community colleges within Somerset County, ME.
The nearest community college is Kaplan University-Maine Campus (19.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 114 teachers has grown by 35% over five years.
College Kennebec Valley Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 114 staff
61 staff
Kennebec Valley Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,263 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 33% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,263 students 1,296 students
Kennebec Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
Kennebec Valley Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 664 students
810 students
Kennebec Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,599 students
1,036 students
Kennebec Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Kennebec Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Kennebec Valley Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Kennebec Valley Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Kennebec Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Kennebec Valley Community College Black (2010-2013)
% White
Kennebec Valley Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Kennebec Valley Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Kennebec Valley Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.08 0.53
Kennebec Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,258 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,898 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,258 $5,694
Kennebec Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,898 $10,252
Kennebec Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93%
Kennebec Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • KVCC was organized in 1969 by the 104th Maine Legislature and first classes began in the fall of 1970, with 35 full-time and 131 part-time students. Since then, KVCC has undergone many changes and has grown to an enrollment of 1,772 full and part-time students enrolled in credit courses for the fall semester, 2004. In addition, non-credit enrollment and contract training enhance KVCC's enrollment by approximately 1,043 students. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. and offers 25 full-time associate degree, diploma and certificate programs. In addition, KVCC offers a comprehensive schedule of continuing education courses and business and industry outreach programs. Kennebec Valley Community College's Center for Professional Development has an established history in industrial, mechanical, medical, safety, computer, and business training. Areas in which courses are available include, but are not limited to Motion Control / Mechanical Maintenance, OSHA, Industrial, Licensure Courses, Business and Computers and Personal Enrichment. The Marden Center for Student Success provides numerous services designed to meet individual academic and learning needs by interacting with students, faculty and staff to promote educational opportunity, academic achievement, and personal growth. The Center offers specialized advising and registration, short-term personal counseling, career guidance, general information and referral to community services. The Continuing/Community Education Division (CED) at Kennebec Valley Community College provides credit and Professional Development course offerings and training to those individuals, businesses and organizations that require flexible scheduling and unique, innovative programming.

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For Maine public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,912 per year for in-state students and $7,420 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,252 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Maine 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 0.27, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Maine is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.