Wenatchee Valley College

  • 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 31:1.
  • 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 to Wenatchee Valley College is Big Bend Community College (50.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Wenatchee Valley College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Washington for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 130 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Wenatchee Valley College(WA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty130 staff145 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Wenatchee Valley College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Wenatchee Valley College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,510 students4,463 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:131:1
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# Full-Time Students2,578 students2,353 students
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# Part-Time Students932 students2,110 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
75140
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
7%
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% Hispanic
34%
10%
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% White
56%
59%
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% Two or more races
2%
5%
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% Unknown races
4%
7%
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Diversity Score0.570.62
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College Completion Rate
28%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,400$36,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,711 is less than the state average of $4,032. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,105 is less than the state average of $7,264. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,711$4,032
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,105$7,264
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%71%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$10,614
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$5,830
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Source: 2016 (or 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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