Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $1,000—$5,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, Computer Science, Engineering

  • Setting

    City, Small/College town, Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    No housing available

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 6+, TOEFL: 61+, Duolingo: 90+

  • Social Media

With four campuses in Kalamazoo, Michigan – the Texas Township Campus, the Groves Campus, the Arcadia Commons Campus and the Bronson Healthy Living Campus – Kalamazoo Valley Community College offers associate degrees in 25 areas of study. A fully accredited institution, Kalamazoo Valley offers day and evening, online and weekend classes.

Kalamazoo Valley works closely with four-year institutions to ensure the transfer of students’ credits for those interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree after goal completion at Valley. With more than 70 different transfer programs to choose from – in areas such as engineering, business, computer science, culinary and nursing – students have the opportunity to earn credits that are fully transferable to a four-year college or university while at Kalamazoo Valley, for a fraction of the cost of attending a four-year college or university.

Kalamazoo Valley Community College has a dedicated International Student Services office to assist with needs specific to international students such as immigration and enrollment. 


Students can join more than 20 different clubs and organizations including Soccer Club, Science Club, Student Nurses, Gaming Club, and the Global Student Union. Students can also participate in one of five intercollegiate sports teams, including men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, baseball and softball. 


Kalamazoo Valley Community College is a commuter school and therefore does not offer on-campus housing. However, as home to three institutions of higher learning, Kalamazoo is a college town and offers a number of affordable furnished and unfurnished apartments with amenities including swimming pools, volleyball courts, and fitness centers. Many apartment complexes offer shuttle service to Kalamazoo Valley Community College or are within walking distance of the city’s Metro Transit bus line.


Located in Southwest Michigan, Kalamazoo is about two hours from both Chicago and Detroit. With nearly 75,000 residents, Kalamazoo has a big city mindset and small town features. A vibrant and progressive downtown that includes quality dining, nightclubs, microbreweries, shops, live entertainment and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo is minutes away from sprawling beaches and winding nature trails.

Kalamazoo experiences all four seasons. Fall signals its arrival with cool temperatures and the slow turning of leaves into vibrant shades of crimson, orange and gold. Winter brings cold air, with an average temperature of 26 degrees fahrenheit and heavy snowfall to Southwest Michigan, providing outdoor enthusiasts with the perfect landscape for skiing, sledding and snowmobiling. The snow melts and Kalamazooans shake off winter and eagerly welcome spring, its warmer weather, lush landscapes and sun-filled days. Spring rolls into summer when the average summer high temperatures reach the low 80s (fahrenheit), providing the perfect opportunity to enjoy nearby Lake Michigan, part of the nation’s longest freshwater coastline and one of the more than 11,000 inland lakes across the state.

6 Reasons to Study at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

1.  Easy Admission

We have an open admissions meaning that by submitting the required documents, a student will gain admission. We do not require SAT or ACT, however, we accept these standardized tests.

2.  Lower Tuition Cost

The tuition at Kalamazoo Valley is significantly less than a university. You will save $40,000 or more by beginning your studies here.

3.  Small Class Size

Classes at the college average one instructor to 23 students.

4.  Approachable Teachers

Community colleges emphasize teaching rather than research. Students will be able to talk with their professors and get the support that they need.

5.  Excellent Support Services

Students will find support through advising and counseling, learning about their strengths, transfer resources and student organizations and activities.

6.  High Transfer Rate

We have transfer pathways to top U.S. universities.

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

6767 West 0 Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49009
P: 269.488.4347

615 E. Crosstown Pkwy
Kalamazoo MI 49007
P: 2694884347

7107 Elm Valley Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49009
P: 2694884347
For more information: Kalamazoo Valley Community College