• 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 3,090 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)

Top Rankings

Wenatchee Valley College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 277 teachers has grown by 113% over five years.
Wenatchee Valley College
(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
277 staff
353 staff
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Student Body

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.
Total Enrollment
3,090 students
4,189 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,116 students
2,116 students
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# Part-Time Students
974 students
1,887 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Wenatchee Valley College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
285 students
384 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,116 students
2,116 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
974 students
1,887 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
75 students
160 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Wenatchee Valley College and the percentage of Asian community college students in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
39%
14%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Wenatchee Valley College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Wenatchee Valley College and the percentage of Black community college students in WA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
49%
50%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
% Two or more races
4%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Wenatchee Valley College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
6%
% Unknown races
4%
7%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Wenatchee Valley College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score
0.61
0.71
This chart display the diversity score of Wenatchee Valley College and the community college average diversity score of WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
28%
30%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Wenatchee Valley College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of WA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
3.07%
2.2%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,400
$36,400
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Wenatchee Valley College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of WA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

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
$3,711
$4,105
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Wenatchee Valley College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,105
$7,359
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Wenatchee Valley College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
72%
67%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Wenatchee Valley College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$10,240
$11,794
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Wenatchee Valley College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$6,292
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Wenatchee Valley College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

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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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)

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Did You Know?

For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,105 per year for in-state students and $7,359 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,532 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Washington community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Washington is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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