Wenatchee Valley College

Tel: (509)682-6800
3,510 students
Public institution
Wenatchee Valley College, the public comprehensive community college in North Central Washington, serves the educational and cultural needs of its communities and the residents throughout its service area. The college provides high-quality transfer, liberal arts, technical/professional, basic skills and continuing education to students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds.
School Highlights
Wenatchee Valley College serves 3,510 students (73% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 32:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 41%.
Wenatchee Valley College is the only community colleges within Chelan County, WA.
The nearest community college is Big Bend Community College (50.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 130 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
College Wenatchee Valley 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
Total Faculty 130 staff
62 staff
Wenatchee Valley College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 3,510 has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,510 students 1,371 students
Wenatchee Valley College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
Wenatchee Valley College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,578 students
779 students
Wenatchee Valley College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 932 students
1,083 students
Wenatchee Valley College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Wenatchee Valley College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Wenatchee Valley College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Wenatchee Valley College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Wenatchee Valley College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% White
Wenatchee Valley College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Wenatchee Valley College More (2008-2014)
% Unknown races
Wenatchee Valley College Unknown (2006-2014)
Wenatchee Valley College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.57 0.70
Wenatchee Valley College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,711 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,105 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,711 $5,664
Wenatchee Valley College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,105 $10,360
Wenatchee Valley College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Total Dormitory Capacity 75 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 79%
Wenatchee Valley College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Wenatchee campus is located near the east slopes of the Cascade Mountains, midway between Seattle and Spokane. Its 52-acre site includes modern classrooms and laboratories, including a new art facility, distance learning classrooms, computer and science labs, a bookstore, a student center, library, fitness center, cafeteria, campus theater, art gallery, district administrative offices and the Washington Higher Education Telecommunications Center. The Grady and Lillie Auvil Teaching and Demonstration Orchard is located in the Wenatchee campus area. The WVC Community and Professional Program is located in North Central Washington's new Confluence Technology Center, not far from the Wenatchee campus. Wenatchee Valley College opened as a private institution in Wenatchee in 1939 as a result of donations from 51 local citizens. Two years later, it became part of the state's public education system. Classes were held on the third floor of the Wenatchee High School building on the corner of King and Idaho streets until the donation of the A. Z. Wells home in 1949. Wells House, a large house on a five-acre tract on Fifth Street, was built of hand-hewn stone from the Columbia River and graced with castle-like turrets. Wenatchee Valley College is approved to grant Associate of arts and sciences degree, Associate of sciences degree, Associate of technical sciences degree (in a variety of workforce education programs), Associate of general studies degree, Certificate of completion and Certificate of attendance. Wenatchee Valley College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Specific programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Sciences.

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Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,000 per year for in-state students and $7,107 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,169 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 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Washington is The Art Institute of Seattle. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.