Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee Valley College, also known as WVC, is a community college in Wenatchee, Washington. It was established in 1939 as a private college. The college's main campus is in central Wenatchee, and it also has campuses in Omak, Washington, and a learning center in downtown Wenatchee. The college offers enrollment to more than 7,000 students in credit programs, and over 1,000 students in non-credit training and continuing education programs.

Students of WVC are offered Associate of Arts and Sciences, Associate of Science, Associate of General Studies, and Associate of Technical Science degrees. Technical certificate programs are also available at WVC.

The athletics department fields men's and women's teams in basketball, soccer, baseball, fast pitch, and golf. The teams are known as the Knights.

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Wenatchee Valley College
1300 Fifth St
Wenatchee , WA 98801-1799
General Phone: (509) 682-6800

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Wenatchee Valley College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts337sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine252EMT ambulance attendant, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology64medical assistant, medical lab assistant, radiographer
Construction Trades55carpentry
Agricultural Science and Management52agricultural production, various agricultural courses
Office and Administration27data entry, office management, administrative assistant, office data entry, general office occupations
Mechanics and Repair27industrial electronics tech, HVAC, automobile mechanics, mechanic and repair
Business and Management21business management, accounting technology
Computer Science and Engineering12computer networking
Engineering Technician10drafting
Medical Administration10medical office assistant, medical secretary
Education and Teaching9early childhood education
Therapy and Counseling9substance abuse counseling
Security and Law Enforcement4fire-fighting
Conservation and Resource Management2conservation
Science1physical sciences
Law1legal secretary

Number of programs and degrees for Wenatchee Valley College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree52217
Award of less than 1 academic year27714
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years948

Wenatchee Valley College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wenatchee Valley College had a total enrollment of 3,150 students (2,722 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 0%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 1%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 14%
18-19 22%
20-21 13%
22-24 10%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 6%
65+ 3%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Wenatchee Valley College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 46 %

Wenatchee Valley College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Wenatchee, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Wenatchee Valley College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,622
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,017
Books and supplies $ 924

Financial Aid:
Wenatchee Valley College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 380100)

Wenatchee Valley College Faculty

Wenatchee Valley College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track613
Non-tenured and not on tenure track12

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year35$58,03737$55,708
All faculty totalacademic year35$58,03737$55,708

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Wenatchee Valley College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports81523

Wenatchee Valley College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Agricultural Production Operations, Other

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Wenatchee Valley College Apart:

% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 12%Wenatchee Valley College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Number of degree programs
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Top 14%Wenatchee Valley College Number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 14%Wenatchee Valley College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Wenatchee Valley College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in agricultural science and management
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Top 17%Wenatchee Valley College % of degrees in agricultural science and management
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Wenatchee Valley College % of degrees in liberal arts

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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