Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell

Kalispell, MT

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Flathead Valley Community College offers 178-degree programs and 21 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. 41% are women, and 59% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Flathead Valley Community College is 7965$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $9077 and $12052 per year. 22% of full-time Flathead Valley Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $26,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Flathead Valley Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Flathead Valley Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,995
$30,001 - $48,000$7,891
$48,001 - $75,000$9,873
$75,001 - $110,000$11,044



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1014 of Flathead Valley Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 47 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Flathead Valley Community College number 8 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Montana.

Students at Flathead Valley Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Flathead Valley Community College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Flathead Valley Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

22% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Flathead Valley Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Flathead Valley Community College is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Flathead Valley Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Flathead Valley Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 777 Grandview Dr address in Kalispell, Montana.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Flathead Valley Community College with 0.05% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are forcible sex offense and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Flathead Valley Community College offers 178 programs in total: 96 are for Associate's degree, 41 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 41 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 31 universities in Montana state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree , less than 1-year certificate and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 21 distance learning programs that are provided in the Flathead Valley Community College: 15 are for Associate's degree and 6 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Montana state average data to help you compare.


Flathead Valley Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1518 students with 45532 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Flathead Valley Community College

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One of the best community contributors! My husband graduated from this college. I also have taken some online courses and have had a great experience!

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So many people need to understand how much more affordable community college is

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Nice option for our local students looking to save a little money on college and be right here at home.

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In my 3rd semester here and absolutely love it!

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This is, on the contrary to what one person said, a great college. The classes are vast and very diverse, with many classes being in a very friendly, comfortable environment. The staff is a great staff, where many of the teachers, whom besides many having Master's Degrees and/or PhD's have also recieved awards of Recognition for many, diverse reasons, are very friendly, with a few exceptions. However, realistically, for a college where being a full-time student earning 17 credits while, including fees, only costing you $2,063.40/semester (~$2500, including all 5 books as well), as opposed to, say MSU Billings, or Gonzaga, or if you want a 10 Star education, Yale, which on average cost $10709, $20710, and $54000 respectively (not including books), who I may say also have some teachers who are neither friendly, nor great, it is wonderful to learn at. These are by the way only per semester. Not only does FVCC offer great staff, delicious food (they have a multiple entree restaurant service set-up; a meal costs on average 7$ for a 32 oz soda and a large plate of food), a variety of classes, many activities, a great theatre production, fantastic up-to-date software, and so much more, this college offers a great education and a life time of memories, equal if not greater to that of a greater college, for a fraction of the cost. FVCC may not be perfect, but nothing is. And FVCC is a lot closer than many others. If you want a great, quality education while you plan for your future, visit FVCC.

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Location & Website

Address: 777 Grandview Dr


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4067563822

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: fvcc.edu

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