Kalamazoo Valley Community College Overview

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6767 West O Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070
Phone: (269) 488-4100
2012–13 Tuition & Fees
$4,241 in-state
$5,729 out-of-state
Students
11,052 total
4,325 full-time
6,727 part-time
49% male / 51% female

Summary

Kalamazoo Valley Community College is a public, two-year institution in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Its campus is located in a suburb, with a total enrollment of 11,052. The school utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. The student-faculty ratio is 23:1. The highest degree offered at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is an associate degree. The school has an open admissions policy and offers credit for life experiences.

The in-district tuition and fees for 2012–13 were $2,614; in-state tuition and fees were $4,241, and out-of-state tuition and fees were $5,729. There is no application fee.

Students can earn degrees and certificates in 18 different fields. Popular programs include: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Health Professions and Related Programs, and Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields.

General Information (Fall 2012)

School type Public
Academic calendar Semester
Setting Suburb
Size Large

Applying (Fall 2012)

Application fee $0
Open admission policy Yes
Total entering students, fall 2012 3,286

Academic Life

Full-time retention rate 1 56%
Part-time retention rate 1 39%
Graduation rate 2 10%
Transfer-out rate 3 26%
Entering students who are full-time first-time undergraduates 4 34%
Student-faculty ratio 23:1

Student Life (Fall 2012)

Total enrollment 11,052
Full-time enrollment 4,325
Part-time enrollment 6,727
Male 49%
Female 51
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Black or African American 15%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
White 73%
Two or more races 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown 3%
Nonresident alien 1%
Percent of population under 18 N/A
Percent of population 18-24 N/A
Percent of population 25-65 N/A
Percent of population over 65 N/A

Campus Info and Services (Fall 2012)

Distance education Yes
Employment services for students Yes
Credit for life experiences Yes
Remedial services Yes
Academic/career counseling service Yes
Placement services for completers Yes
On-campus day care for students' children N/A
Library facilities at institution Has own library

Paying for School

At Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 61 percent of undergraduates receive grant or scholarship aid and the average scholarship or grant award is $7,374.
In-state tuition and fees $4,241
Out-of-state tuition and fees $5,729
Books and supplies $1,320
1 Full-time and part-time retention based on Fall 2011 students returning in Fall 2012.
2 Graduation rate based on the Fall 2009 cohort (graduated by 2012).
3 Transfer-out rate based on the Fall 2009 cohort (transferred out by 2012).
4 Entering students who are full-time first-time undergraduates are from the Fall 2009 cohort.

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