Kennebec Valley Community College
- The teacher population of 72 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Kennebec Valley Community College||(ME) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||72 staff||40 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,401 students||1,107 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||33:1||24:1|
|# Full-Time Students||589 students||421 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,812 students||686 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$34,200||$33,900|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Kennebec Valley Community College is Purdue University Global (19.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,080 students | 19.50 Mi14 Marketplace Drive
Augusta,  ME  04330
- 4,664 students | 19.60 Mi46 University Dr
Augusta,  ME  04330
- 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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