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 31:1.
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 13% over five years.
Yakima Valley Community College (WA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 183 staff 138 staff
Yakima Valley Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 3,950 has declined by 6% 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 state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,950 students 3,682 students
Yakima Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 31:1
Yakima Valley Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,888 students 2,087 students
Yakima Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,062 students 1,890 students
Yakima Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Yakima Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown WA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
234 140
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Yakima Valley Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
2%
7%
Yakima Valley Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
43%
10%
Yakima Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
1%
4%
Yakima Valley Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
48%
59%
Yakima Valley Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
4%
5%
Yakima Valley Community College More (2008-2014)
% Unknown races
1%
7%
Yakima Valley Community College Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups 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 0.62
Yakima Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,820 is less than the state average of $3,898. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,214 is less than the state average of $8,657. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,820 $3,898
Yakima Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,214 $8,657
Yakima Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 79% 72%
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

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Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,898 per year for in-state students and $8,657 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,683 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 lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Washington is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.