Quinebaug Valley Community College

Tel: (860)412-7200
1,934 students
Public institution
Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) is a public two-year college, supported by the State of Connecticut and governed by the Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges. It is accredited by the Board of Governors for Higher Education and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. One of twelve institutions in the community-technical college system, QVCC’s service region is Windham County in the northeastern corner of the state. QVCC has developed comprehensive degree and certificate programs to be responsive to the needs of the residents of the area it serves.
School Highlights:
Quinebaug Valley Community College serves 1,934 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 39%.
Quinebaug Valley Community College is the only community colleges within Windham County, CT.
The nearest community college is Community College of Rhode Island (22.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Quinebaug 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 62 staff
59 staff
Quinebaug Valley Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,934 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,934 students
1,282 students
Quinebaug Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
22:1
Quinebaug Valley Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
677 students
810 students
Quinebaug Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,257 students
1,017 students
Quinebaug Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Quinebaug Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Quinebaug Valley Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
2%
2%
Quinebaug Valley Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
12%
7%
Quinebaug Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
2%
12%
Quinebaug Valley Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
79%
57%
Quinebaug Valley Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Quinebaug Valley Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
3%
Quinebaug Valley Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Quinebaug 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. 0.19 0.53
Quinebaug Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,786 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,318 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,786 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,318 $10,294
Quinebaug Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76%
89%
Quinebaug Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) is a public two-year college, supported by the State of Connecticut and governed by the Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges. It is accredited by the Board of Governors for Higher Education and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. One of twelve institutions in the community-technical college system, QVCC's service region is Windham County in the northeastern corner of the state. QVCC has developed comprehensive degree and certificate programs to be responsive to the needs of the residents of the area it serves. QVCC prides itself on offering academic programs of high quality. Its graduates transfer easily to many four-year colleges and universities, and its occupational programs are highly regarded by area employers. QVCC also has a strong and growing program of continuing education and community service activities. The College also functions to a large extent as a community center, opening its library and many events to the general public. It presents lectures, art exhibits, concerts, and occasional dramatic productions. Training for local business is also a major activity. QVCC has established itself as a viable and significant educational institution in and for the community it serves. The Center for Community and Professional Learning, which serves lifelong learners from childhood through retirement, works in partnership with college and community constituencies to develop and provide innovative program and service initiatives that respond to community learning needs and support local economic development efforts. Programs and services include credit-free courses, pre-and post-associate degree level job-focused training options, customized training services, support for activities and groups that promote social and cultural awareness, and activities and services that assist entrepreneurs and employers. The associate degree represents college-level work requiring a minimum of 60 and a maximum of 68 semester hours of credit. Quinebaug Valley Community College grants the degrees of Associate in Arts, and Associate in Science.

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Connecticut 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 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is Housatonic Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.