Kennebec Valley Community College: Narrative Description

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92 Western Ave.
Fairfield, ME 04937-1367
Tel: (207)453-5000
Admissions: (207)453-5033
Web Site:


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Maine Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 58-acre small town campus. Endowment: $222,809. Educational spending 2003-04: $4600 per student. Total enrollment: 1,772. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 476 applied, 71% were admitted. Full-time: 568 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 1,204 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 0.2% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 66% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, radiologic technology, physical therapy assisting, occupational therapy assisting. Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations, interview, nursing exam, HOBET, ACCUPLACER. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2040 full-time, $68 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4470 full-time, $149 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $450 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) Skills USA, Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, Glee Club. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: Evening security patrol. College housing not available. Lunder Library with 19,629 books, 25,734 serials, 1,373 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $179,890. 250 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 Colby College.

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