Yakima Valley College

South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98907
  • 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 College serves 4,650 students (68% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 53%.

Top Rankings

Yakima Valley College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Washington for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 423 teachers has grown by 99% over five years.
Yakima Valley College(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty423 staff353 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Yakima Valley College has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Yakima Valley College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,650 students4,700 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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# Full-Time Students3,139 students2,313 students
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# Part-Time Students1,511 students2,387 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
234140
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
7%
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% Hispanic
57%
15%
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% Black
1%
5%
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% White
32%
47%
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% Two or more races
4%
8%
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% Unknown races
4%
12%
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Diversity Score0.570.73
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College Completion Rate
25%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,600$36,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,278 is more than the state average of $4,058. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,746 is less than the state average of $7,211. The out-state tuition has declined by 48% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,278$4,058
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,746$7,211
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%64%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$6,267
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Source: 2020 (or 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

The nearest community college to Yakima Valley College is Wenatchee Valley College (59.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 3,352 students | 59.10 Mi1300 Fifth St
    Wenatchee, WA 98801
    (509) 682-6800
    59.103,352
  • 2,131 students | 70.30 Mi7662 Chanute St NE
    Moses Lake, WA 98837
    (509) 793-2222
    70.302,131
  • 7,280 students | 70.90 Mi2600 N 20th Ave
    Pasco, WA 99301
    (509) 547-0511
    70.907,280
  • 773 students | 75.70 Mi400 E Scenic Dr
    The Dalles, OR 97058
    (541) 506-6011
    75.70773
  • 4,566 students | 91.30 Mi9401 Farwest Dr SW
    Lakewood, WA 98498
    (253) 964-6500
    91.304,566
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For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,058 per year for in-state students and $7,211 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Washington is Highline College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.