Yakima Valley Community College

South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98907-2520
Tel: (509)574-4600
3,950 students
Public institution
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 3,950 students (73% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 32:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 41%.
Yakima Valley Community College is the only community colleges within Yakima County, WA.
The nearest community college is Wenatchee Valley College (59.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 183 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
College Yakima Valley Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 183 staff
62 staff
Yakima Valley Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 3,950 has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,950 students 1,371 students
Yakima Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
22:1
Yakima Valley Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,888 students
779 students
Yakima Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,062 students
1,083 students
Yakima Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Yakima Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Yakima Valley Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
2%
5%
Yakima Valley Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
43%
20%
Yakima Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
1%
15%
Yakima Valley Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
48%
49%
Yakima Valley Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
Yakima Valley Community College More (2008-2014)
% Unknown races
1%
6%
Yakima Valley Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
Yakima Valley Community 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. 0.58 0.70
Yakima Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,278 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 $4,746 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,278 $5,664
Yakima Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,746 $10,360
Yakima Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Total Dormitory Capacity 234 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 79%
90%
Yakima Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 3,510 students | 59.10 Mi1300 Fifth St
    Wenatchee WA 98801
    (509)682-6800
    59.103,510
  • 2,016 students | 70.30 Mi7662 Chanute St NE
    Moses Lake WA 98837
    (509)793-2222
    70.302,016
  • 6,385 students | 71.20 Mi2600 N 20th Ave
    Pasco WA 99301
    (509)547-0511
    71.206,385
  • 991 students | 75.60 Mi400 E Scenic Dr
    The Dalles OR 97058
    (541)506-6000
    75.60991
  • 3,671 students | 91.30 Mi1601 39th Ave SE
    Puyallup WA 98374
    (253)840-8400
    91.303,671
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.