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IPEDS ID: 161192
OPE ID: 00982600
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Kennebec Valley Community College
92 Western Ave, Fairfield, Maine 04937-1367
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 04937
General information:  (207) 453-5000
Website:  www.kvcc.me.edu
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  2,470 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Admissionswww.kvcc.me.edu/Pages/Admissions/Admissions-Home
Apply Onlinewww.kvcc.me.edu/Pages/Admissions/Apply-To-KVCC
Financial Aidwww.kvcc.me.edu/Pages/Financial-Aid/Financial-Aid-Home
Net Price Calculatormy.kvcc.me.edu/ICS/Finances/Finances_Homepage.jnz?portlet=Net_Price_Calculator
Mission Statement
  Kennebec Valley Community College prepares students to achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals in a supportive environment through shared values of responsibility, integrity, and respect.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty45199
Instructional45199
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
In-state$3,124$3,186$3,186$3,2582.3%
Out-of-state$5,644$5,766$5,766$5,8982.3%
Books and supplies$1,098$1,098$1,504$1,5040.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$7,104$7,238$7,312$7,3120.0%
Other$5,190$5,288$5,342$5,3420.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$5,190$5,288$5,342$5,3420.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
Off Campus$16,516$16,810$17,344$17,4160.4%
Off Campus with Family$9,412$9,572$10,032$10,1040.7%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$19,036$19,390$19,924$20,0560.7%
Off Campus with Family$11,932$12,152$12,612$12,7441.0%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid117693%————
Grant or scholarship aid14677%$729,846$4,999
Federal grants12365%$563,085$4,578
Pell grants12365%$554,285$4,506
Other federal grants74%$8,800$1,257
State/local government grant or scholarships9349%$112,624$1,211
Institutional grants or scholarships5630%$54,137$967
Student loan aid8746%$509,924$5,861
Federal student loans8646%$477,424$5,551
Other student loans32%$32,500$10,833
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,54162%$6,018,748$3,906
Pell grants1,28352%$4,240,435$3,305
Federal student loans90337%$4,835,860$5,355
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$7,833$8,356$9,290
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$7,123$7,326$8,378
$30,001 – $48,000$8,534$8,237$9,454
$48,001 – $75,000$12,282$11,765$12,052
$75,001 – $110,000$13,493$12,975$13,715
$110,001 and more$13,868$13,690$13,960
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)2,470
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment180
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 29%
Part-time: 71%Student Gender:
Male: 33%
Female: 67%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 87%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 53%
25 and over: 46%
Age unknown: 1%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 98%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 35%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 64%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $20
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 57%
Part-time students: 43%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 38 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 42%
Transfer-out rate: 9%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 37%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 33%
Asian: 50%
Hispanic/Latino: 67%
White: 41%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 38%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
Within "Normal time" for the program: 30%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 34%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 35%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
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Certificate
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Certificate
Associate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--13d
Finance, General--0
Management Information Systems, General-113d
Marketing/Marketing Management, General--24d
Category total-150d
Construction Trades
Electrician-719
Lineworker-24-
Category total-3119
Education
Teacher Assistant/Aide--1
Category total--1
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-08
Category total-08
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development-027
Category total-027
Health Professions and Related Programs
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-5-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)0429
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician-017
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-0-
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage-9-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary--3
Medical/Clinical Assistant--20
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other--23d
Occupational Therapist Assistant--13
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist-19-
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant--18
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer0215
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--36
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--7
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant--7
Category total077168d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other--32d
Category total--32d
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--1
Category total--1
Natural Resources and Conservation
Forest Technology/Technician-02
Category total-02
Precision Production
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist-22
Category total-22
Science Technologies/Technicians
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician--5
Category total--5
Grand total0111315
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education3/12/2003 -  Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions(!)7/1/1979 - 3/12/2003Resigned
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate2/1/1994 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant5/12/1993 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers10/28/2005 -  Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs10/1/1984 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary021
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate22.3%18.1%
Number in default7854
Number in repayment349297
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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