Quinebaug Valley Community College
- Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) is a public two-year college, supported by the State of Connecticut and governed by the Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges. It is accredited by the Board of Governors for Higher Education and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. One of twelve institutions in the community-technical college system, QVCC’s service region is Windham County in the northeastern corner of the state. QVCC has developed comprehensive degree and certificate programs to be responsive to the needs of the residents of the area it serves.
- The teacher population of 63 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Quinebaug Valley Community College||(CT) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||63 staff||71 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,883 students||2,814 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||30:1||22:1|
|# Full-Time Students||671 students||971 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,212 students||1,843 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$30,100||$35,100|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) is a public two-year college, supported by the State of Connecticut and governed by the Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges. It is accredited by the Board of Governors for Higher Education and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. One of twelve institutions in the community-technical college system, QVCC's service region is Windham County in the northeastern corner of the state. QVCC has developed comprehensive degree and certificate programs to be responsive to the needs of the residents of the area it serves. QVCC prides itself on offering academic programs of high quality. Its graduates transfer easily to many four-year colleges and universities, and its occupational programs are highly regarded by area employers. QVCC also has a strong and growing program of continuing education and community service activities. The College also functions to a large extent as a community center, opening its library and many events to the general public. It presents lectures, art exhibits, concerts, and occasional dramatic productions. Training for local business is also a major activity. QVCC has established itself as a viable and significant educational institution in and for the community it serves. The Center for Community and Professional Learning, which serves lifelong learners from childhood through retirement, works in partnership with college and community constituencies to develop and provide innovative program and service initiatives that respond to community learning needs and support local economic development efforts. Programs and services include credit-free courses, pre-and post-associate degree level job-focused training options, customized training services, support for activities and groups that promote social and cultural awareness, and activities and services that assist entrepreneurs and employers. The associate degree represents college-level work requiring a minimum of 60 and a maximum of 68 semester hours of credit. Quinebaug Valley Community College grants the degrees of Associate in Arts, and Associate in Science.
- The nearest community college to Quinebaug Valley Community College is Community College of Rhode Island (22.4 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 17,553 students | 22.40 Mi400 East Ave
Warwick,  RI  02886
- 2,922 students | 24.10 MiOne New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich,  RI  02818
- 4,259 students | 24.40 Mi574 New London Turnpike
Norwich,  CT  06360
- 2,021 students | 30.90 Mi61 Sever St
Worcester,  MA  01609
- 1,299 students | 31.00 Mi99 Main Street
Franklin,  MA  02038
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