Kennebec Valley Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,880
2022 Average Net Price
$8,491
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.37%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,119
24.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
43.6%
88 Graduates

About

Kennebec Valley Community College is a higher education institution located in Somerset County, ME. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Kennebec Valley Community College were General Studies (38 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (33 degrees), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (28 degrees).

In 2022, 398 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kennebec Valley Community College. 67.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (356 degrees), 29.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (12 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kennebec Valley Community College is $2,880, which is $−5,232 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Kennebec Valley Community College is $2,880, which is $−5,232 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,491.

In 2022, 87% of undergraduate students attending Kennebec Valley Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 17% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,880
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Kennebec Valley Community College was $2,880. The cost of tuition at Kennebec Valley Community College is $−5,232 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,491
2022 Value
0.664%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Kennebec Valley Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,491. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Kennebec Valley Community College grew by 0.664%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,510
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kennebec Valley Community College was of $6,510 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
17%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Kennebec Valley Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.1% with respect to 2021, when 82% 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.
4.37%
2019 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Kennebec Valley Community College was 4.37%, which represents 18 out of the 412 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

Kennebec Valley Community College had a total enrollment of 2,119 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Kennebec Valley Community College is 510 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,609. This means that 24.1% of students enrolled at Kennebec Valley Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kennebec Valley Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 87.2% White, 3.16% Hispanic or Latino, 2.31% Two or More Races, 2.03% Black or African American, 0.755% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.708% Asian.

Students enrolled at Kennebec Valley Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (55.9%), followed by White Male (33.5%) and Two or More Races Female (1.96%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

24.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kennebec Valley Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,119 students. The full-time enrollment at Kennebec Valley Community College is 510 and the part-time enrollment is 1,609. This means that 24.1% of students enrolled at Kennebec Valley Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%
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 Kennebec Valley Community College was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Kennebec Valley Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,848 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    67 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    49 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Kennebec Valley Community College is 87.2% White, 3.16% Hispanic or Latino, 2.31% Two or More Races, 2.03% Black or African American, 0.755% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.708% Asian. 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, 68 students (3.21%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 142 more women than men received degrees from Kennebec Valley Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kennebec Valley Community College is white (356 degrees awarded). There were 29.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (12 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Kennebec Valley Community College is General Studies (38 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (33 degrees) and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (28 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Kennebec Valley Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (43 degrees awarded), Precision Production (18 degrees), and Health (219 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kennebec Valley Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,610,379 people), Registered nurses (1,442,453 people), Secondary school teachers (455,329 people), Education administrators (267,612 people), and Special education teachers (196,158 people).

The most specialized majors at Kennebec Valley Community College in 2022 are Construction (43 degrees awarded), Precision Production (18 degrees), Health (219 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (48 degrees), and Education (28 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 Kennebec Valley Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Kennebec Valley Community College are Construction (43 degrees awarded), Precision Production (18 degrees), Health (219 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (48 degrees), and Education (28 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kennebec Valley Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,910,944 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,598,786 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (348,830 people), Outpatient care centers (285,192 people), and Offices of physicians (230,248 people).

The most specialized majors at Kennebec Valley Community College are Construction (43 degrees awarded), Precision Production (18 degrees), Health (219 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (48 degrees), and Education (28 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 Kennebec Valley Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 38 degrees awarded
  2. 33 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Kennebec Valley Community College was General Studies with 38 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

128
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
270
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 128 degrees were awarded to men at Kennebec Valley Community College, which is 0.474 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (270).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Kennebec Valley Community College in Lineworker, which is 21 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Kennebec Valley Community College in General Health Services, which is 6.56 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 30% of students graduating from Kennebec Valley Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Kennebec Valley Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 1.14% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    356 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    12 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kennebec Valley Community College is white (356 degrees awarded). There were 29.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (12 degrees).

2.76% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    242 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    114 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kennebec Valley Community College is white female (242 degrees awarded). There were 2.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (114 degrees).

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Operations

Kennebec Valley Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.02M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−1.38%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Kennebec Valley Community College had a total salary expenditure of 23.5M. Kennebec Valley Community College employs 51 Instructors. Most academics at Kennebec Valley Community College are Female Instructor (29), and Male Instructor (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kennebec Valley Community College are: Management, with 19 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 9 employees, and Service with 9 employees.

Endowment

$4.02M
2022 Endowment
7.16%
decline from 2021

Kennebec Valley Community College has an endowment valued at about $4.02M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Kennebec Valley Community College declined 7.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.19M lower 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-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.58M
2022 Salaries
0.0881%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Kennebec Valley Community College paid a median of $7.58M in salaries, which represents 32.3% of their overall expenditure ($23.5M) and a 0.0881% 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

$3.18M
Instructional Salaries
51
Number of Employees

In 2022, Kennebec Valley Community College paid a total of $3.18M to 51 employees working as instructors, which represents 42% 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
51 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kennebec Valley Community College was Instructor with 51 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kennebec Valley Community College were Management with 19 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 9 employees, and Service with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kennebec Valley Community College was Female Instructor with 29 employees, and Male Instructor with 22 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Kennebec Valley Community College.

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