Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Tel: (269)488-4100
10,192 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 10,192 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 42:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 23%.
Kalamazoo Valley Community College is the only community colleges within Kalamazoo County, MI.
The nearest community college is Glen Oaks Community College (25.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 245 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Kalamazoo 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 245 staff
59 staff
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 10,192 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has decreased from 43:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,192 students
1,282 students
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 42:1
Kalamazoo Valley Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,888 students
810 students
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 6,304 students
1,017 students
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Kalamazoo Valley Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Kalamazoo Valley Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Kalamazoo Valley Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Kalamazoo Valley Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
Kalamazoo 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. 0.25 0.53
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,711 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,354 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,711 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,354 $10,294
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77%
Kalamazoo Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
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    62249 Shimmel Rd
    Centreville, MI 49032
    25.2  Mi  |  1221  students
  • Battle Creek Kellogg Community College
    450 North Ave
    Battle Creek, MI 49017
    26.7  Mi  |  4986  students
  • Dowagiac Southwestern Michigan College
    58900 Cherry Grove Rd
    Dowagiac, MI 49047
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  • Benton Harbor Lake Michigan College
    2755 East Napier Avenue
    Benton Harbor, MI 49022
    37.6  Mi  |  4230  students
  • Elkhart Harrison College-Elkhart
    881 Parkway Ave
    Elkhart, IN 46516
    39.4  Mi  |  498  students
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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,508 per year for in-state students and $5,995 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,883 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 81%. 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 0.38, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Lansing Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.