Kennebec Valley Community College

Fairfield, ME 04937
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Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) is located in Fairfield, Maine. KVCC is a school that was established in 1969. This school is a part of the Maine Community College System and has gone through a number of different changes over the years. One thing that has not changed about KVCC is its deep commitment to the success of the students who are attending the school. KVCC serves over 2,500 students and it offers them many different academic programs. There are more than 30 different associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs for students to choose from. KVCC is also fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

The KVCC nursing program is one that has been helping people to grow as nurses for a long time. The associate degree nursing (ADN) program is held in very high regard at this institution. It is designed to prepare students for the rigors of entry-level registered nurse positions. The curriculum will present students with many learning opportunities that will increase their general knowledge while also allowing them to develop the right skills. There will be many classroom experiences, as well as clinical opportunities during this program. Nursing students at this program have traditionally had great success with the NCLEX-RN licensure exam and go on to find employment in their field. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students2,554
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 30
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
03/12/2003 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/1984 - 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$92/credit
In State Students$92/credit
Out of State Students$184/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 $4,140 $4,140 $8,280
ADN 70 $6,440 $6,440 $12,880
BSN 125 $11,500 $11,500 $23,000
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, 79% of Kennebec 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 51% $4,320
Other Federal Grant 6% $333
State Grant & Scholarships 32% $1,760
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 36% $1,031
Federal Student Loans 40% $4,944
Private Loans 2% $5,219


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$7,484
$30,001 to $48,000$8,352
$48,001 to $75,000$11,497
$75,001 to $110,000$13,602
Over $110,000$13,700

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maine state board of nursing.
Kennebec Valley Community College
92 Western Ave
Fairfield, ME 04937

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