Yakima Valley Community College

South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98907-2520
Tel: (509)574-4600
  • 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 Community College serves 3,950 students (73% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 41%.
  • Yakima Valley Community College is the only community colleges within Yakima County, WA.
  • The nearest community college to Yakima Valley Community College is Wenatchee Valley College (59.1 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 183 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Yakima Valley Community College(WA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty183 staff145 staff
Yakima Valley Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Yakima Valley Community College has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Yakima Valley Community College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,950 students4,463 students
Yakima Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:131:1
Yakima Valley Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,888 students2,353 students
Yakima Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,062 students2,110 students
Yakima Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Yakima Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown WA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Yakima Valley Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Yakima Valley Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Yakima Valley Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Yakima Valley Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Yakima Valley Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Yakima Valley Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Yakima Valley Community College More (2009-2016)
% Unknown races
Yakima Valley Community College Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.580.62
Yakima Valley Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Yakima Valley Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2014)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,600$36,300
Yakima Valley Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,278 is more than the state average of $4,032. 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 $7,264. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,278$4,032
Yakima Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,746$7,264
Yakima Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%71%
Yakima Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,905$11,000
Yakima Valley Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,830$5,833
Yakima Valley Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,032 per year for in-state students and $7,264 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,830 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Washington community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Washington is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.