Kalamazoo Valley Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 4070
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070
Tel: (269)488-4400
Admissions: (269)488-4207
Fax: (269)448-4555
Web Site: http://www.kvcc.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 187-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 10,634. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 26:1. Full-time: 3,959 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 6,675 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 46 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 5 members of the Kalamazoo Consortium. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1252 full-time, $55 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $2136 full-time, $94 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2973 full-time, $128 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Kalamazoo Valley Community College Library with 88,791 books, 420 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Western Michigan University.

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