South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98907
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 3,954 students (68% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 50%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,954 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,278
  • Out-state tuition: $4,746
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 69%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 423 teachers has grown by 131% over five years.
Yakima 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
423 staff
353 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Yakima Valley College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The Yakima Valley College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,954 students
4,189 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,701 students
2,116 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,253 students
1,887 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Yakima Valley College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
384 students
384 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,701 students
2,116 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,253 students
1,887 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
234 students
160 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
8%
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% Hispanic
57%
14%
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% Black
1%
5%
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% White
31%
50%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
% Two or more races
5%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Yakima 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
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Yakima Valley College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score
0.58
0.71
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
25%
30%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Yakima Valley College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of WA by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
2.11%
2.2%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,600
$36,400
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Yakima 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 $4,278 is more than the state average of $4,105. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,746 is less than the state average of $7,359. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,278
$4,105
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,746
$7,359
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Yakima 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
83%
67%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Yakima 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
$12,500
$11,794
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Yakima 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
$6,500
$6,292
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Yakima 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

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Yakima Valley College cost?

Yakima Valley College's tuition is approximately $4,278 for In-State students and $4,746 for Out-State students.

What is Yakima Valley College's ranking?

Yakima Valley College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Washington for: Average community college minority breakdown and Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,954 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,278
  • Out-state tuition: $4,746
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 69%
  • 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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