Kennebec Valley Community College

Tel: (207)453-5000
  • Kennebec Valley Community College, one of the seven colleges in the Maine Community College System, is a commuter college located on a sixty-acre campus in central Maine.
School Highlights
  • Kennebec Valley Community College serves 2,401 students (25% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is more than the state average of 14%.
  • Kennebec Valley Community College is the only community colleges within Somerset County, ME.
  • The nearest community college to Kennebec Valley Community College is Purdue University Global (19.5 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 72 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Kennebec Valley Community College(ME) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty72 staff40 staff
Kennebec Valley Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Kennebec Valley Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Kennebec Valley Community College diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has grown by 67% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,401 students1,107 students
Kennebec Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio33:124:1
Kennebec Valley Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students589 students421 students
Kennebec Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,812 students686 students
Kennebec Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Kennebec Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown ME All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Kennebec Valley Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Kennebec Valley Community College Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
Kennebec Valley Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Kennebec Valley Community College Black (2011-2012)
% White
Kennebec Valley Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Kennebec Valley Community College More (2014-2016)
% Unknown races
Kennebec Valley Community College Ethnicity Breakdown ME All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.130.26
Kennebec Valley Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Kennebec Valley Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,200$33,900
Kennebec Valley Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,345 is less than the state average of $4,123. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,045 is less than the state average of $7,746. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,345$4,123
Kennebec Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,045$7,746
Kennebec Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%90%
Kennebec Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,500$12,000
Kennebec Valley Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
Kennebec Valley Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • KVCC was organized in 1969 by the 104th Maine Legislature and first classes began in the fall of 1970, with 35 full-time and 131 part-time students. Since then, KVCC has undergone many changes and has grown to an enrollment of 1,772 full and part-time students enrolled in credit courses for the fall semester, 2004. In addition, non-credit enrollment and contract training enhance KVCC's enrollment by approximately 1,043 students. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. and offers 25 full-time associate degree, diploma and certificate programs. In addition, KVCC offers a comprehensive schedule of continuing education courses and business and industry outreach programs. Kennebec Valley Community College's Center for Professional Development has an established history in industrial, mechanical, medical, safety, computer, and business training. Areas in which courses are available include, but are not limited to Motion Control / Mechanical Maintenance, OSHA, Industrial, Licensure Courses, Business and Computers and Personal Enrichment. The Marden Center for Student Success provides numerous services designed to meet individual academic and learning needs by interacting with students, faculty and staff to promote educational opportunity, academic achievement, and personal growth. The Center offers specialized advising and registration, short-term personal counseling, career guidance, general information and referral to community services. The Continuing/Community Education Division (CED) at Kennebec Valley Community College provides credit and Professional Development course offerings and training to those individuals, businesses and organizations that require flexible scheduling and unique, innovative programming.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Purdue University Global
    Private, for profit
    1,080 students | 19.50 Mi14 Marketplace Drive
    Augusta ME  04330
  • 4,664 students | 19.60 Mi46 University Dr
    Augusta ME  04330
  • Beal College
    Private, for profit
    429 students | 42.80 Mi99 Farm Road
    Bangor ME  04401
  • 443 students | 43.40 Mi1 College Circle
    Bangor ME  04401
  • 3,162 students | 44.20 Mi1250 Turner Street
    Auburn ME  04210
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Did You Know?
For Maine public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,123 per year for in-state students and $7,746 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,482 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maine community colleges have a diversity score of 0.26, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Maine is Washington County Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.