- 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.
Wenatchee Valley College serves 3,090 students (68% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is same as the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 3,090 students
- In-state tuition: $3,711
- Out-state tuition: $4,105
- Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
- Minority enrollment: 51%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Wenatchee Valley College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:
The teacher population of 277 teachers has grown by 113% over five years.
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The student population of Wenatchee Valley College has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Wenatchee Valley College diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $3,711 is less than the state average of $4,105. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,105 is less than the state average of $7,359. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Wenatchee Valley College cost?
Wenatchee Valley College's tuition is approximately $3,711 for In-State students and $4,105 for Out-State students.
What is Wenatchee Valley College's ranking?
Wenatchee Valley College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Washington for: Least expensive tuition.
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