Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Tel: (269)488-4100
  • 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 9,489 students (36% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College is the only community colleges within Kalamazoo County, MI.
  • The nearest community college to Kalamazoo Valley Community College is Glen Oaks Community College (25.2 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 242 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Kalamazoo Valley Community College(MI) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty242 staff100 staff
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Kalamazoo Valley Community College has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Kalamazoo Valley Community College diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has grown by 90% over five years.
Total Enrollment9,489 students3,505 students
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio39:135:1
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,377 students1,591 students
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students6,112 students1,914 students
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown MI All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Kalamazoo Valley Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Kalamazoo Valley Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Kalamazoo Valley Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.480.50
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,100$31,100
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,896 is less than the state average of $5,223. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,601 is less than the state average of $7,110. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,896$5,223
Kalamazoo Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,601$7,110
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%89%
Kalamazoo Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$13,000$13,600
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,489$6,000
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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.

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For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,223 per year for in-state students and $7,110 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,115 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity score of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.