Why Choose FVCC?
World class faculty. Small classes. Fantastic student life. Unparalleled natural surroundings. FVCC is affordable excellence. The numbers speak for themselves.
- 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
- 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 Experience
- $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
- 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
- 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.