Flathead Valley Community College

  • 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 2,351 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the state community college average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority American and Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.

Top Rankings

Flathead Valley Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Montana for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 105 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Flathead Valley Community College(MT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty105 staff40 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Flathead Valley Community College has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The Flathead Valley Community College diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 35% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,351 students1,367 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:119:1
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# Full-Time Students848 students488 students
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# Part-Time Students1,503 students879 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
124140
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
2%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
1%
2%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
73%
62%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
% Non Resident races
4%
3%
% Unknown races
14%
26%
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Diversity Score0.440.55
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College Completion Rate
24%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,900$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,192 is more than the state average of $4,139. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,960 is more than the state average of $8,788. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,192$4,139
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,960$8,788
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Flathead Valley Community College is North Idaho College (120.4 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 6,049 students | 120.40 Mi1000 West Garden Avenue
    Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
    (208) 769-3311
    120.406,049
  • 10,375 students | 145.30 Mi1810 North Greene Street
    Spokane, WA 99217
    (509) 533-7000
    145.3010,375
  • 5,184 students | 150.30 Mi3410 W Fort George Wright Dr
    Spokane, WA 99224
    (509) 533-3500
    150.305,184
  • 1,514 students | 150.70 Mi2100 16th Ave S
    Great Falls, MT 59405
    (406) 771-4300
    150.701,514
  • 1,520 students | 156.20 Mi1115 N Roberts Street
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 447-6900
    156.201,520
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Did You Know?
For Montana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,139 per year for in-state students and $8,788 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Montana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Montana is Dawson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.