Flathead Valley Community College

Tel: (406)756-3822
2,216 students
Public institution
Flathead Valley Community College promotes excellence in lifelong learning by offering two-year college programs, the first two years of a four-year college degree, occupational training, and opportunities that enhance the cultural, social, and economic well-being of our students and communities.
School Highlights:
Flathead Valley Community College serves 2,216 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 24%.
Flathead Valley Community College is the only community colleges within Flathead County, MT.
The nearest community college is North Idaho College (120.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 105 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
Flathead 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 105 staff
59 staff
Flathead Valley Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,216 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,216 students
1,282 students
Flathead Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1
22:1
Flathead Valley Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,082 students
810 students
Flathead Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,134 students
1,017 students
Flathead Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Flathead Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Flathead Valley Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Flathead Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% White
81%
57%
Flathead Valley Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
13%
3%
Flathead Valley Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Flathead 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. 0.15 0.53
Flathead Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,192 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,960 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,192 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,960 $10,294
Total Dormitory Capacity 31 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Flathead Valley Community College is a comprehensive community college, providing college transfer, vocational-technical and community service classes for residents of northwestern Montana. We are nestled in between the Rocky Mountains and Flathead Lake, the USA's largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. Our award winning, one-level campus is located just minutes from Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness, and two of Montana's finest ski resorts. FVCC students get a great education right here in Mother Nature's finest outdoor classroom! Flathead Valley Community College promotes excellence in lifelong learning by offering two-year college programs, the first two years of a four-year college degree, occupational training, and opportunities that enhance the cultural, social, and economic well-being of our students and communities. In the 1960's, residents of the Flathead Valley recognized a need for localized higher education. Glacier College, in conjunction with Whitworth College of Spokane, provided some educational services over the course of several years. In 1984-85 the College added the Glacier Institute program in Glacier Park and the Lincoln County Campus which provides classes to the residents of Lincoln County. These programs are fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. FVCC hosts intercollegiate sport teams for men and women in soccer and cross-country running. Co-ed intramurals include soccer, tennis, basketball, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, golf, folf, and many others. A wide variety of outdoor activities and sports are available in the area, such as downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, canoeing, golfing, hiking, fishing, mountain climbing and biking, and windsurfing.

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  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Coeur d'Alene North Idaho College
    Public
    1000 West Garden Avenue
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
    (208)769-3300
    120.3  Mi  |  6049  students
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Did You Know?
For Montana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,863 per year for in-state students and $8,693 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $0 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Montana 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 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Montana is Dawson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.