Flathead Valley Community College: Narrative Description

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777 Grandview Dr.
Kalispell, MT 59901-2622
Tel: (406)756-3822
Free: 800-313-3822
Admissions: (406)756-3846
Fax: (406)756-3815
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fvcc.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 40-acre small town campus. Endowment: $865,025. Educational spending 2003-04: $2690 per student. Total enrollment: 2,100. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 381 applied, 89% were admitted. Full-time: 972 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 1,128 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 2 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 0.5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 50% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $1739 full-time, $62.10 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $2856 full-time, $102 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7146 full-time, $255.20 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $25.75 per credit part-time, $609.50 per year part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Forestry Club, Pi-Ta Club. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Flathead Valley Community College Library with 19,038 books, 495 microform titles, 125 serials, 514 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $188,636. 132 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The campus is located 3 miles north of Kalispell city center in the beautiful Flathead Valley, a region noted for the production of seed potatoes, wheat, cattle, Christmas trees, plywood, lumber and sweet cherries. The city is circled by dense forests, lakes, and mountains, with more than 2,000 miles of good fishing streams. Transportation for the area is provided by air, rail, and bus lines. There are 28 churches, one library, a hospital and a medical center. Convenient shopping is easily accessible. Although Kalispell is a resort area, the local industries include plywood production, camper and camp trailer manufacturing, log-skidding machinery, and chemical and concrete products. Part-time employment is available for students.

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