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Kalamazoo Valley Community College Overview

Kalamazoo Valley Community College is a public institution situated in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The suburban atmosphere of Kalamazoo makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Kalamazoo Valley Community College Known For?

1,075 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 22% of the faculty were full-time.

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Kalamazoo Valley Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#343 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Computer Systems Analysis Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular International Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular General Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Graphic Communications Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular General Engineering Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Engineering Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#120 Most Popular Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#137 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Kalamazoo Valley Community College?

Location of Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Contact details for Kalamazoo Valley Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6767 West O Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070
Phone: 269-488-4100
Website: https://www.kvcc.edu

How Do I Get Into Kalamazoo Valley Community College?

You can apply to Kalamazoo Valley Community College online at: https://kvcc.force.com/onlineapp/TX_SiteLogin?startURL=%2Fonlineapp%2FTargetX_Portal__PB

Kalamazoo Valley Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Kalamazoo Valley Community College?

24% Take Out Loans
19.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Kalamazoo Valley Community College, approximately 24% of students took out student loans averaging $4,228 a year. That adds up to $16,912 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is 19.7%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Kalamazoo Valley Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,461 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,755 undergraduate students at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, with 2,461 being full-time and 5,294 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,461 full-time undergraduates at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kalamazoo Valley Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Kalamazoo Valley Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 45
Black or African American 229
Hispanic or Latino 177
White 1,752
International Students 55
Other Races/Ethnicities 203

Over 28 countries are represented at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

297 Took All Classes Online
1,181 Took At Least One Class Online
2.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,181 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Kalamazoo Valley Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 46th most popular in Michigan for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Kalamazoo Valley Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kalamazoo Valley Community College was 2.6%. This is the #1,850 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Kalamazoo Valley Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Kalamazoo Valley Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 20%
Business, Management & Marketing 14%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Kalamazoo Valley Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 470 0 470
Nursing 0 62 0 62
Business Administration & Management 0 48 6 54
Precision Metal Working 37 2 11 50
Culinary Arts 0 29 14 43
General Engineering 0 29 0 29
Allied Health Professions 1 28 0 29
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 10 18 28
International Studies 0 6 19 25
Accounting 0 24 0 24
Graphic Communications 0 22 0 22
Design & Applied Arts 0 18 4 22
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 19 0 19
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 9 7 3 19
General Engineering Technology 0 19 0 19
Dental Support Services 0 17 0 17
Computer Systems Analysis 2 12 0 14
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 10 4 14
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 4 9 13
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 13 0 13
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 13 0 13
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 3 8 0 11
Information Technology 8 0 0 8
Physical Science Technicians 0 7 0 7
Computer Programming 0 6 0 6
Data Entry 6 0 0 6
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 6 6
Fire Protection 0 6 0 6
Marketing 0 5 0 5
Computer Software & Applications 4 1 0 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2 0 3 5
American Sign Language 0 0 3 3
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 3 0 0 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 3 3
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 2 0 0 2
General Education 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 77 895 103 1,075

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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