Yakima Valley Community College

South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98907-2520
  • 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).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 183 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Yakima Valley Community College has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:131:1
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# Full-Time Students2,888 students2,353 students
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# Part-Time Students1,062 students2,110 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
234140
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
7%
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% Hispanic
43%
10%
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% Black
1%
4%
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% White
48%
59%
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% Two or more races
4%
5%
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% Unknown races
1%
7%
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Diversity Score0.580.62
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College Completion Rate
25%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,600$36,200
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,746$7,264
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%71%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,905$10,614
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,830$5,830
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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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 3,510 students | 59.10 Mi1300 Fifth St
    Wenatchee WA  98801
    (509)682-6800
    59.103,510
  • 2,016 students | 70.30 Mi7662 Chanute St NE
    Moses Lake WA  98837
    (509)793-2222
    70.302,016
  • 11,368 students | 71.20 Mi2600 N 20th Ave
    Pasco WA  99301
    (509)547-0511
    71.2011,368
  • 991 students | 75.60 Mi400 E Scenic Dr
    The Dalles OR  97058
    (541)506-6000
    75.60991
  • 3,671 students | 91.30 Mi1601 39th Ave SE
    Puyallup WA  98374
    (253)840-8400
    91.303,671
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