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 Flathead Valley Community College 

Name: Flathead Valley Community College
President/CEO: Jane A. Karas
City: Kalispell and Libby
State: MT
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Rural
Year Established: 1967

Governing Board Website  


Flathead Valley Community College


Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 2,539
Part Time: 41.5%
Fulltime: 58.5%

Male: 41.7%
Female: 58.3%

African-American: 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander:  0.9%
Hispanic: 1.7%
Native American: 3.1%
White: 81.3%


 Flathead Valley Community College President

Jane A. Karas

 Flathead Valley Community College Board Chair

Robert A. Nystuen
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“At FVCC, students come first. There is no limit to the opportunities available for all students whether recently graduating high school or returning to college after raising their families. FVCC provides opportunities for students beginning their college education before transferring to pursue bachelor’s degrees and for students preparing to go right into the workforce. We offer our students a quality education at an affordable cost in one of the most beautiful areas in our nation. With our excellent support services, small class sizes, and outstanding faculty, we all work together to help every student succeed.”

Interesting Facts

  • FVCC is the largest of Montana’s three comprehensive two-year community colleges. Its state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies provide students with an outstanding foundation for their first two years of college while preparing them for a successful, seamless transfer to colleges and universities in Montana and across the nation.
  • FVCC offers associate of applied science degrees and certificates in over 50 career and technical fields, from nursing and surveying to jewelry arts and heavy equipment operations, which prepare students to enter rewarding careers immediately following graduation.
  • FVCC provides diverse enrichment opportunities for the community. FVCC Theatre produces exceptional, affordable entertainment and the multicultural affairs program sponsors numerous free lectures and special events throughout the year.  The Continuing Education Center provides affordable non-credit special interest courses and programs, from Kid’s College to customized workforce training, for lifelong learners of all ages.  FVCC is also home to the national champion logger sports team.
  • FVCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities. Together, with its extended learning center in Libby, 90 miles northwest of Kalispell, the college serves over 100,000 people a year across 5.6 million acres, an area greater in size than the state of Massachusetts.
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