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School Highlights

Yavapai College serves 6,009 students (24% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 55%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 6,009 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,896
  • Out-state tuition: $8,088
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 523 teachers has grown by 273% over five years.
Yavapai College
(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
523 staff
296 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Yavapai College has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The Yavapai College diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,009 students
3,327 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,454 students
1,301 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,555 students
3,091 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
377 students
343 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,454 students
1,301 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
7 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,555 students
3,091 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
216 students
250 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
3%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
20%
34%
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% Black
1%
6%
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% White
56%
45%
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
18%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.65
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.88%
3.35%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.28%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,100
$32,100
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,896 is more than the state average of $1,844. The in-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,088 is more than the state average of $7,206. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,896
$1,844
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,088
$7,206
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
74%
79%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,197
$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$4,750
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Yavapai College is committed to teaching excellence and student learning. It provides a safe-learning environment supported by a comprehensive program of student and academic support services. Instructors are committed to instructional excellence, professional development, student learning, and innovative approaches to teaching, using outcomes assessment and appropriate technological support. Yavapai College's Performance Hall offers year-round entertainment while the Prescott Fine Arts Association and other smaller theaters provide artistic performances for a refined audience. Art galleries help to promote local artists as well as visiting artists who thrive on the creative atmosphere of Prescott. The new Gateway Mall offers a big town shopping experience for the Central Arizona region.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Yavapai College cost?

Yavapai College's tuition is approximately $1,896 for In-State students and $8,088 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 6,009 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,896
  • Out-state tuition: $8,088
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Arizona public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,844 per year for in-state students and $7,206 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,065 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Arizona community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Arizona is Bryan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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