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Founded in 1956 by the Battle Creek Board of Education, Kellogg Community College (KCC) is a two-year institution of higher learning located in Battle Creek, Michigan. The college provides academic, occupational, general, and lifelong learning opportunities to students as well as the community. Apart from its main campus, KCC also operates satellite campuses including the Eastern Academic Center in Albion, the Fehsenfeld Center in Hastings, the Grahl Center in Coldwater, and the Regional Manufacturing Technology Center in Battle Creek.


Associate Degrees

Kellogg Community College offers more than 30 associate’s degrees in diverse areas of study including liberal arts, science, fine arts, and health science. Students can earn any of the following degrees: Associate of Arts, Associate in Criminal Justice, Associate of Science, Associate of General Studies, Associate of International Studies, and Associate of Applied Science. The occupational associate degree curriculum is intended for career entry and/or progression in special fields.

Certificate Programs

Kellogg also offers more than 40 certificate programs. The certificate programs include Accounting, Administrative Assistant, Art, Business Management, Computer Programming, Early Childhood Education, Human Services Technician, Medical Administrative Assistant, MOS Master Preparation, Nursing-Practical, and Word/Information Processing.

As a full-fledged educational facility, KCC not only offers certificate and associate’s degree courses, but also provides a wide range of special services for the students to help them make the job of getting a degree as easy and effortless as possible.

KCC Online

Kellogg Community College provides online courses for the convenience of students who are unable to attend a traditional college. Some of the online courses offered at KCC are Biological Science, Human Anatomy, Principles of Management, Business Law, Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education, Child Growth and Development, and Introduction to Child Care. KCC offers a variety of student support services for students enrolled in the online courses.


Kellogg Community College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The institute also has several discipline-based accreditations from agencies including the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association, Council on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs, Council on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs, and the State of Michigan Board of Nursing.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Kellogg Community College boasts an enrollment of more than 13,700 students each semester. Freshman students seeking admission to KCC must be 18 years of age or older. Applicants must send the completed application form along with their official transcripts and must take the ACT or COMPASS placement exam. Admissions requirements may vary slightly for each degree or certificate program.

The KCC student body boasts diversity and it welcomes international students from across the world. Applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds must provide proof of their proficiency in the language by taking the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or the MELAB (Michigan Test of English Proficiency).

Financial Aid

Kellogg Community College offers financial aid programs for eligible students through various mediums: grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study programs. All students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Grants and Scholarships

Grants and scholarships are a type of gift aid that does not need to be returned. Some of the grants offered at KCC are the federal Pell grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG).

Scholarships that are available to eligible KCC students are the Kellogg Community College Foundation Scholarship, Foundation Gold Key Scholarship, Kellogg Community College Trustees Academic Scholarship, Kellogg Community College Athletic Scholarship, and other private scholarships. h3. Loans

Loans are a type of financial aid that must be returned with interest. Students can apply for the following loans at KCC: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Federal Direct Plus Loan.

Work Study and Veteran’s Benefits

Kellogg Community College also offers work-study programs in which students take part-time jobs on- or off-campus to help pay for college. In addition to assistance with meeting their educational expenses, the work experience also adds to students’ resume. KCC also offers financial aid in the form of veteran benefits. Students who have served in the military or the dependents of a deceased or 100% disabled veteran may be eligible for the veteran’s benefits.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Office of Student Life

The KCC Student Life office supports the academic goals of the college by engaging students in programs that are designed to enhance their overall college experience. It aims to promote a positive college experience through campus partnerships and cooperative planning. The Office of Student Life also coordinates an array of opportunities for students to gain experience including campus activities, student organizations and clubs, the Honors Program, and honor societies.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Students are encouraged to participate in the various on-campus clubs and organizations, which include the Anime Club, Art League, Bruin Christian Fellowship Club, Campus Republicans, Chess Club, Encore Theatre Company, Environmental Club, The Experience, Film Club, Human Services Club, Student American Dental Hygiene Association, Student Nursing Association, Tech Club, and Societus Technica.

Media and Publications

The Bruin is the student operated newspaper of Kellogg Community College.

Student Employment Services

Kellogg Community College offers a full range of student employment services for the students and alumni. The job developers in Branch, Barry, and Calhoun counties work with faculty, coordinators and community personnel to help students and alumni develop permanent job leads and work-experience opportunities.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Kellogg Community College’s athletics department sponsors men’s and women’s teams in diverse sports such as basketball, baseball, volleyball, and softball. The intercollegiate programs are sponsored throughout the year, with ongoing recruitment of qualified athletes. KCC is part of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) – Western Conference and is also a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) – Region 12. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Bruins. The sports facilities at KCC are the Wellness Center, Racquetball Courts, Auxiliary Gym, and Main Gym.

Additional School Information

The Student Leadership Institute (SLI) works with the philosophy that all students have leadership potential and that it can be improved when given the opportunity to develop. SLI focuses on the critical components required to develop and enhance leadership talent within KCC students. Leadership opportunities are offered through an assortment of means such as service learning, seminars, annual workshops, and a leadership summit conference.


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Information Summary

Ranks 72nd in Michigan and 3510th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.02

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 402 0.65
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 5 0.01
Forcible Rape 62 0.10
Robbery 98 0.16
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,146 1.86
Larceny 1,846 2.99
Vehicle theft 97 0.16

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Battle Creek, MI 49017-3397
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population36,322 (30,207 urban / 6,115 rural)
Households14,888 (2.40 people per house)
Median Household Income$36,465
Families9,482 (2.99 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2603

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4144th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,806 $4,553 $6,514
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $248 $248 $248
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $99 $155 $218
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,554 $6,301 $8,262
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $13,015 $14,762 $16,723
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,545 $9,292 $11,253

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,713 $2,868 $4,247 $4,499 $5,968 $6,328
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,400 $1,500
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,310 $5,470
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,904 $2,991
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,904 $2,991

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 661st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $81,516 ($80,082 male / $54,079 female)
Number of FT Faculty 67 (39 male / 28 female)
Number of PT Faculty 420
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $3,377,926

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