Flathead Valley Community College

Kalispell, MT 59901
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Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) is located in Kalispell, Montana. This community college was founded in 1967. It allows students to pursue various associate degree programs in several different areas of study. FVCC has an onsite brewery and offers an associate degree course in brewing science and brewery operations. This is a school that gives students many opportunities to pursue exciting academic fields of study. It also aims to make student life as convenient as possible. In recent years, FVCC has even created student housing to help meet the needs of the community.

The FVCC nursing program has consistently been one of the most sought-after programs offered by the school. Students will be able to pursue practical nursing or registered nursing programs. There is also a certified nursing assistant program. The associate degree nursing program currently holds pre-accreditation status with the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation. FVCC has many partnerships with larger universities that will allow their associate degrees to transfer over to four-year programs. This means that associate degree program nurses will have options to continue forward to earn a bachelor degree.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students2,307
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate57%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 5 19
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 98.3%
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
06/01/1970 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$162/credit
In State Students$211/credit
Out of State Students$417/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,290 $9,495 $18,765
ADN 70 $11,340 $14,770 $29,190
BSN 125 $20,250 $26,375 $52,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 75% of Flathead Valley Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 44% $4,040
Other Federal Grant 6% $441
State Grant & Scholarships 11% $3,245
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 36% $2,230
Federal Student Loans 18% $4,646
Private Loans 1% $5,325


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$7,138
$30,001 to $48,000$7,362
$48,001 to $75,000$9,119
$75,001 to $110,000$11,411
Over $110,000$12,156

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Montana state board of nursing.
Flathead Valley Community College
777 Grandview Dr
Kalispell, MT 59901

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