Yavapai College

Tel: (928)445-7300
  • Welcome to the friendliest college in the west, where education works for everyone. Recognized for its academic excellence in combination with affordable prices and beautiful setting in the mountains of central Arizona, Yavapai College is the best choice for students seeking a rich, rewarding educational experience.
School Highlights
  • Yavapai College serves 7,842 students (26% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Yavapai College is the only community colleges within Yavapai County, AZ.
  • The nearest community college is Coconino Community College (63.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 140 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
Yavapai College (AZ) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public Pivate, for profit
Total Faculty 140 staff 57 staff
Yavapai College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 7,842 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 51% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,842 students 5,667 students
Yavapai College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 56:1 38:1
Yavapai College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,029 students 1,082 students
Yavapai College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 5,813 students 4,585 students
Yavapai College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Yavapai College Enrollment Breakdown AZ All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
216 337
Yavapai College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Yavapai College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Yavapai College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Yavapai College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Yavapai College Black (2007-2013)
% White
Yavapai College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Yavapai College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Yavapai College Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.50 0.65
Yavapai College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Yavapai College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $33,100 $31,400
Yavapai College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,896 is more than the state average of $1,833. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,088 is more than the state average of $7,109. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,896 $1,833
Yavapai College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,088 $7,109
Yavapai College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76% 84%
Yavapai College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,374 $9,500
Yavapai College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,750 $5,022
Yavapai College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

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Did You Know?
For Arizona public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,833 per year for in-state students and $7,109 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,052 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arizona is 95%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arizona community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Arizona is Brookline College-Tempe. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.