Yakima Valley Community College

South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98907-2520
Tel: (509)574-4600
4,206 students
Public institution

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As a learning-centered institution, YVCC responds to the ever-changing and diverse community we serve. We provide opportunities for our students to acquire knowledge in basic literacy; academic, professional, and technical education; and skills for lifelong learning.
School Highlights:
Yakima Valley Community College serves 4,206 students (70% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 28%.
Yakima Valley Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Yakima County, WA.
The nearest community college is Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (3.6 miles away).

School Overview

Yakima Valley Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 4,206 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,206 students
1,303 students
Yakima Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,938 students
836 students
Yakima Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,268 students
1,046 students
Yakima Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Yakima Valley Community College sch enrollment Yakima Valley Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Yakima Valley Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
37%
7%
Yakima Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
1%
12%
Yakima Valley Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
55%
67%
Yakima Valley Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Yakima Valley Community College More (2008-2012)
Yakima Valley Community College sch ethnicity Yakima Valley Community College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.56 0.45
Yakima Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,820 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,214 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,820 $5,940
Yakima Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,214 $10,047
Yakima Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Yakima Valley Community College is one of the oldest community colleges in the state of Washington. Founded in 1928, the college has a long tradition of quality in teaching and in its commitment to students. Yakima Valley Community College is a public, two-year institution of higher education which is a part of one of the best comprehensive community college systems in the nation. As such, the college offers programs in adult basic education, English-as-a-second-language, lower division arts and sciences, professional and technical education, and community services. Yakima Valley Community College employs a talented and dedicated faculty whose primary interest is in delivering the best possible instruction to students. The college offers programs in Distance Learning, Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language & GED, Adult Education and various programs of study. The college is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. Credits earned in nearly all courses numbered 100 or higher are transferable to other colleges and universities nationwide.

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For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,780 per year for in-state students and $7,715 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,729 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Washington community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.46, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Washington is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.