Yakima Valley Community College

South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98907
Tel: (509)574-4600
4,037 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 4,037 students (72% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 43%.
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 168 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
College Yakima Valley Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 168 staff
61 staff
Yakima Valley Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,037 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 19:1 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 grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,037 students 1,315 students
Yakima Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1
22:1
Yakima Valley Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,893 students
815 students
Yakima Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,144 students
1,061 students
Yakima Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Yakima Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
Yakima Valley Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
5%
Yakima Valley Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
46%
20%
Yakima Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
1%
15%
Yakima Valley Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
45%
49%
Yakima Valley Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
Yakima Valley Community College More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
6%
Yakima Valley Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
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 (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,820 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,214 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,820 $5,590
Yakima Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,214 $10,086
Yakima Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 234 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 84%
89%
Yakima Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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
  • 3,469 students | 59.10 Mi1300 Fifth St
    Wenatchee, WA 98801
    (509)682-6800
    59.103,469
  • 1,840 students | 70.30 Mi7662 Chanute St NE
    Moses Lake, WA 98837
    (509)793-2222
    70.301,840
  • 6,254 students | 71.20 Mi2600 N 20th Ave
    Pasco, WA 99301
    (509)547-0511
    71.206,254
  • 1,057 students | 75.60 Mi400 E Scenic Dr
    The Dalles, OR 97058
    (541)506-6000
    75.601,057
  • 3,243 students | 91.30 Mi1601 39th Ave SE
    Puyallup, WA 98374
    (253)840-8400
    91.303,243
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 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Washington is The Art Institute of Seattle. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.