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Get the facts about Flathead Valley Community College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Flathead Valley Community College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Flathead Valley Community College was awarded 28 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is precision metal working.

Overall Quality

Flathead Valley Community College is ranked #2,195 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Flathead Valley Community College also holds the #12 spot on the Best Colleges in Montana ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Flathead Valley Community College?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Flathead Valley Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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Flathead Valley Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Flathead Valley Community College it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Flathead Valley Community College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Flathead Valley Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Flathead Valley Community College this rate is 61%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  61 out of 100

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Flathead Valley Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,406 undergraduates at Flathead Valley Community College with 773 being full-time and 1,633 being part-time.

How Much Does Flathead Valley Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Flathead Valley Community College is $9,554. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Flathead Valley Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,021 $8,323 $9,074 $13,250 $12,874

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Flathead Valley Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Flathead Valley Community College, approximately 24% of students took out student loans averaging $5,277 a year. That adds up to $21,108 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Flathead Valley Community College is 9.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Flathead Valley Community College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Flathead Valley Community College make around $28,200 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 29% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Flathead Valley Community College make the most money.

Location of Flathead Valley Community College

Flathead Valley Community College is a public institution located in Kalispell, Montana. Flathead Valley Community College is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

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Contact details for Flathead Valley Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 777 Grandview Dr, Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-756-3822

Flathead Valley Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Flathead Valley Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Flathead Valley Community College

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 531 students took at least one online class at Flathead Valley Community College. This is a decrease from the 625 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 531 195
2017-2018 625 193
2016-2017 516 172
2015-2016 600 168
2013-2014 595 129

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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