Kennebec Valley Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,820
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,419
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
16.5%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
2,406
23.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
45.2%
94 Graduates

About

Kennebec Valley Community College is a higher education institution located in Somerset County, ME. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kennebec Valley Community College were .

In 2019, 396 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kennebec Valley Community College. 62.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (364 degrees), 33.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kennebec Valley Community College is $2,820, which is $−5,004 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kennebec Valley Community College is $2,820, which is $−5,004 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,419.

In 2019, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,820
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Kennebec Valley Community College was $2,820. The cost of tuition at Kennebec Valley Community College is $−5,004 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,419
2019 Value
20%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Kennebec Valley Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,419. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Kennebec Valley Community College grew by 20%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,377
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kennebec Valley Community College was of $6,377 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
32%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Kennebec Valley Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.66% with respect to 2018, 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.
16.5%
2017 Default Rate
80
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Kennebec Valley Community College was 16.5%, which represents 80 out of the 485 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 has a total enrollment of 2,406 students. The full-time enrollment at Kennebec Valley Community College is 564 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,842. This means that 23.4% 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 80.6% White, 1.91% Hispanic or Latino, 1.12% Black or African American, 0.748% Two or More Races, 0.707% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.457% Asian, and 0.291% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kennebec Valley Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (53%), followed by White Male (34.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

23.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kennebec Valley Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,406 students. The full-time enrollment at Kennebec Valley Community College is 564 and the part-time enrollment is 1,842. This means that 23.4% of students enrolled at Kennebec Valley Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2019 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 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Kennebec Valley Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,939
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    46
  3. Black or African American
    27

The enrolled student population at Kennebec Valley Community College is 80.6% White, 1.91% Hispanic or Latino, 1.12% Black or African American, 0.748% Two or More Races, 0.707% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.457% Asian, and 0.291% 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 44% White, 26.9% 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, 338 students (14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 100 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 (364 degrees awarded). There were 33.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (11 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kennebec Valley Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (44 degrees awarded), Precision Production (24 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (20 degrees).

Workforce

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 Kennebec Valley Community College are Registered nurses (1,376,845 people), Medical & health services managers (146,419 people), Pharmacists (135,161 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (129,707 people), and Other managers (124,100 people).

The most specialized majors at Kennebec Valley Community College are Construction (44 degrees awarded), Precision Production (24 degrees), Engineering Technologies (20 degrees), Health (190 degrees), and Agriculture (4 degrees).

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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, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Dentists, Physicians, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Kennebec Valley Community College are Construction (44 degrees awarded), Precision Production (24 degrees), Engineering Technologies (20 degrees), Health (190 degrees), and Agriculture (4 degrees).

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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 Kennebec Valley Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,457,365 people), Elementary & secondary schools (235,027 people), Outpatient care centers (224,961 people), Offices of physicians (220,193 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (162,019 people).

The most specialized majors at Kennebec Valley Community College are Construction (44 degrees awarded), Precision Production (24 degrees), Engineering Technologies (20 degrees), Health (190 degrees), and Agriculture (4 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kennebec Valley Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

148
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
248
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 148 degrees were awarded to men at Kennebec Valley Community College, which is 0.597 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (248).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Kennebec Valley Community College in Lineworker, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 32 degrees were awarded to women at Kennebec Valley Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 8 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 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, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kennebec Valley Community College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.13% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    364 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    11 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kennebec Valley Community College is white (364 degrees awarded). There were 33.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (11 degrees).

2.78% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    227 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    137 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kennebec Valley Community College is white female (227 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (137 degrees).

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Operations

Kennebec Valley Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.58M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13k (0.364%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Kennebec Valley Community College had a total salary expenditure of $18.8M. Kennebec Valley Community College employs 42 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Kennebec Valley Community College are Female Instructors (26), Male Instructors(16), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kennebec Valley Community College are: Management, with 17 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 10 employees, and Service with 8 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.58M
2019 Endowment
3.84%
growth from 2018

Kennebec Valley Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.58M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Kennebec Valley Community College grew 3.84% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $726k 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $806k - Federal
  2. $1.04M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Kennebec Valley Community College received $806k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.04M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6.8M
2019 Salaries
5.37%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Kennebec Valley Community College paid a median of $6.8M in salaries, which represents 36.1% of their overall expenditure ($18.8M) and a 5.37% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.37% growth from 2017 and a 2.09% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.41M
Instructional Salaries
42
Number of Employees

In 2019, Kennebec Valley Community College paid a total of $2.41M to 42 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
42 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
17 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kennebec Valley Community College were Instructor with 42 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kennebec Valley Community College were Management with 17 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees; and Service with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kennebec Valley Community College was Female Instructor with 26 employees, Male Instructor with 16 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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