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Why Choose FVCC?

With over 100 academic programs to choose from and a vibrant student life, Flathead Valley Community College offers an outstanding education taught by world class faculty.  Not to mention, campus is located in the heart of the beautiful Flathead Valley in Northwest Montana!  The education you’ll receive here rivals the quality you’ll find at top universities in the country but at a fraction of the price. Meet with one of our friendly academic advisors today to help you get started.

It’s your Future… Make it happen at FVCC.

Outstanding Education


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  • 18:1 – FVCC’s student to faculty ratio which provides a more personal, tailored education experience.
  • 0 – Number of classes at FVCC taught by teaching assistants.  FVCC students are taught by outstanding and award-winning faculty.
  • 74% – Percent of A’s and B’s earned by FVCC transfer students during their first semester at a four-year Montana campus compared with 69% for the overall student population.

Engaging College Experience


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  • 27 – Number of students living out their college experience in FVCC’s new student housing.
  • 350 – Number of students on intramural sports teams at FVCC (including flag football, basketball, dodgeball, bowling, soccer, volleyball, and more).
  • 4 – Number of theatre productions produced by FVCC students in FVCC’s theatre this year.
  • 50% – Percent of FVCC students involved in at least one student organization, group, and/or activity on campus (including Art Club, Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, Service Learning, Student Government, Theatre, The Mercury Newspaper, and more)
  • 5,240 – Number of hours, last year alone, 265 FVCC students volunteered to improving the community and enhancing the lives of local citizens.

Affordable College Education

  • $8,223 or 48% – Average annual savings of taking a full credit load at FVCC versus a four-year in-state institution.*
  • 73% – Percent of degree seeking FVCC students who are receiving some type of financial assistance.
  • $11,891,296 – Amount awarded in financial assistance to 1,778 students last year.
  • 10% – Top percent of area high school graduates who are eligible to receive a full FVCC tuition waiver.
  • 6 – Number of FVCC credits local high school students can take for free through FVCC’s Running Start program.

Appealing Local Area


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  • 30 – Minutes to the entrance of Glacier National Park, offering some of the most scenic hiking and outdoor recreation in the world.
  • 124 – Number of marked ski trails on neighboring Whitefish Mountain Resort, and Blacktail Mountain, offering a combined 4,000 acres area of winter wonderland to explore.
  • 12 – Miles to Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, with plenty of room to play in, on, and around the water.

Easily Transferable Credits


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  • 223 – Number of FVCC courses designed to easily apply as credit hours to four-year institutions in the Montana University System and around the nation.
  • 286 – Number of FVCC students who transferred to four-year institutions in Montana and around the nation last year seamlessly with the help of our professional transfer advisors.
  • 63 – Average number of credits FVCC students transferred with last year.


*Compares cost of in-district FVCC student living with family to cost of Montana four-year institution student living on campus.

What Kind of Student Are You?

New Student I have never attended college, and I would like to apply to a degree or certificate program at FVCC.

Transfer Student – I would like to apply to a degree or certificate program at FVCC and have previously attended college elsewhere.

Former Student – I attended FVCC in the past and would like to return to continue my education.

International Student – I am not a United States citizen or permanent resident, and I wish to attend FVCC with a student visa.

Non-degree Student (Credit) – I am not seeking a college degree or certificate, but I would like to enroll in classes at FVCC for college credits.

Continuing Education (Non-Credit) – I am seeking non-credit courses at FVCC for personal enrichment or career development.

Workforce Training – am seeking professional development opportunities for myself or my staff.

Veteran – I am a U.S. veteran looking for educational opportunities and special programs for veterans.

Adult Basic Education – I am seeking improve or refresh my reading, writing, math, language and study skills before entering college.

GED/HiSET– I am seeking to prepare for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) test.

Teacher – I am a teacher looking for recertification opportunities or continuing education units.

High School Student – I am attending high school, or I am home schooled, and I would like to enroll in classes at FVCC for college credits.

Study Abroad Student – I would like to travel and explore the world while earning college credits at FVCC.

Senior Citizen – I am looking for classes at FVCC designed for me and my interests.

English as a Second Language – My native language is not English, and I am seeking to build English skills.

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Last modified: August 26, 2015