Kalamazoo Valley Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,600
1.69% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$5,418
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.83%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
6,358
26.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
22.5%
172 Graduates

About

Kalamazoo Valley Community College is a higher education institution located in Kalamazoo County, MI. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Kalamazoo Valley Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (274 degrees awarded), General Studies (198 degrees), and Registered Nursing (82 degrees).

In 2022, 971 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. 58.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (738 degrees), 9.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (79 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is $3,600, which is $−4,512 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is $3,600, which is $−4,512 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,418.

In 2022, 65% of undergraduate students attending Kalamazoo Valley Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 16% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,600
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Kalamazoo Valley Community College was $3,600. The cost of tuition at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is $−4,512 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$5,418
2022 Value
7.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Kalamazoo Valley Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,418. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Kalamazoo Valley Community College grew by 7.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,120
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kalamazoo Valley Community College was of $6,120 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.69% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
16%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Kalamazoo Valley Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 35.4% with respect to 2021, when 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.83%
2019 Default Rate
44
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Kalamazoo Valley Community College was 2.83%, which represents 44 out of the 1557 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Kalamazoo Valley Community College had a total enrollment of 6,358 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is 1,695 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,663. This means that 26.7% of students enrolled at Kalamazoo Valley Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67% White, 11.2% Black or African American, 7.96% Hispanic or Latino, 5.02% Two or More Races, 2.3% Asian, 0.676% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0629% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36%), followed by White Male (29.3%) and Black or African American Female (6.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

26.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,358 students. The full-time enrollment at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is 1,695 and the part-time enrollment is 4,663. This means that 26.7% of students enrolled at Kalamazoo Valley Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Kalamazoo Valley Community College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Kalamazoo Valley Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,257 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    713 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    506 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is 67% White, 11.2% Black or African American, 7.96% Hispanic or Latino, 5.02% Two or More Races, 2.3% Asian, 0.676% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0629% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 292 students (4.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 165 more women than men received degrees from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is white (738 degrees awarded). There were 9.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (79 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (274 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (198 degrees) and Registered Nursing (82 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (16 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (472 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kalamazoo Valley Community College are Police officers (133,929 people), Other managers (96,735 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (81,189 people), Software developers (44,124 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (40,750 people).

The most specialized majors at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in 2022 are Science Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (16 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (472 degrees), Engineering Technologies (65 degrees), and Precision Production (25 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kalamazoo Valley Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Kalamazoo Valley Community College are Science Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (16 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (472 degrees), Engineering Technologies (65 degrees), and Precision Production (25 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kalamazoo Valley Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (318,311 people), Elementary & secondary schools (174,100 people), Computer Systems Design (81,752 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (69,802 people), and Construction (67,596 people).

The most specialized majors at Kalamazoo Valley Community College are Science Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (16 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (472 degrees), Engineering Technologies (65 degrees), and Precision Production (25 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 237 degrees awarded
  2. 218 degrees awarded
  3. 69 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common associates degree concentration at Kalamazoo Valley Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 237 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

403
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
568
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 403 degrees were awarded to men at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, which is 0.71 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (568).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 118 degrees were awarded to men at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.756 times less than the 156 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 156 degrees were awarded to men at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.32 times more than the 118 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
21%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 9% of students graduating from Kalamazoo Valley Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.49% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    738 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    79 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is white (738 degrees awarded). There were 9.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (79 degrees).

2.47% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    427 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    311 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is white female (427 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (311 degrees).

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Operations

Kalamazoo Valley Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $13.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 225k (1.66%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Kalamazoo Valley Community College had a total salary expenditure of 83.6M. Kalamazoo Valley Community College employs 103 Instructors, 2 No academic ranks. Most academics at Kalamazoo Valley Community College are Male Instructor (57), Female Instructor (46), and Female No academic rank (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kalamazoo Valley Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 73 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 57 employees, and Service with 40 employees.

Endowment

$13.5M
2022 Endowment
14.7%
decline from 2021

Kalamazoo Valley Community College has an endowment valued at about $13.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Kalamazoo Valley Community College declined 14.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.33M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$35.6M
2022 Salaries
4.63%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Kalamazoo Valley Community College paid a median of $35.6M in salaries, which represents 42.5% of their overall expenditure ($83.6M) and a 4.63% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.4M
Instructional Salaries
105
Number of Employees

In 2022, Kalamazoo Valley Community College paid a total of $10.4M to 105 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
103 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
73 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kalamazoo Valley Community College were Instructor with 103 employees, and No academic rank with 2 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kalamazoo Valley Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 73 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 57 employees, and Service with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kalamazoo Valley Community College was Male Instructor with 57 employees, Female Instructor with 46 employees, and Female No academic rank with 2 employees.

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