Kennebec Valley Community College

  • 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 2,406 students (23% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 22%.

Top Rankings

Kennebec Valley Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Maine for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 122 teachers has grown by 48% over five years.
Kennebec Valley Community College(ME) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty122 staff122 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Kennebec Valley Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The Kennebec Valley Community College diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,406 students1,812 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:113:1
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# Full-Time Students564 students564 students
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# Part-Time Students1,842 students1,248 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
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1%
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% Hispanic
2%
2%
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% Black
1%
4%
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% White
81%
78%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
14%
10%
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Diversity Score0.320.38
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College Completion Rate
45%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,200$33,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,345 is less than the state average of $5,446. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,045 is less than the state average of $8,686. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,345$5,446
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,045$8,686
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$11,922
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,866$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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

The nearest community college to Kennebec Valley Community College is University of Maine at Augusta (19.8 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 4,361 students | 19.80 Mi46 University Dr
    Augusta, ME 04330
    (207) 621-3000
    19.804,361
  • Beal College
    Private for-profit
    390 students | 42.70 Mi99 Farm Road
    Bangor, ME 04401
    (207) 947-4591
    42.70390
  • 3,744 students | 43.30 Mi1 College Circle
    Bangor, ME 04401
    (207) 941-7000
    43.303,744
  • 3,218 students | 44.20 Mi1250 Turner Street
    Auburn, ME 04210
    (207) 755-5100
    44.203,218
  • 183 students | 45.40 Mi70 Middle Street
    Lewiston, ME 04240
    (207) 795-2840
    45.40183
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Did You Know?
For Maine public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,446 per year for in-state students and $8,686 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $9,890 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maine community colleges have a diversity score of 0.38, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Maine is Central Maine Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.