- 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.
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)
Yakima Valley College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:
The teacher population of 423 teachers has grown by 131% over five years.
Yakima Valley College
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Four or more years
Four or more years
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.
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 $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
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)
- 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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