Yakima Valley Community College

Yakima Valley Community College

Yakima Valley Community College, YVCC, is a two-year, public college in Yakima, Washington. It was established in 1928 and offers programs at the certificate and associate's degree levels in areas as diverse as agriculture and drama. Fields of study also include health sciences, business technology, information technology, English, social sciences, and music. The college also has adult education center and distance learning programs.

YVCC is a member of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. Students participate in baseball, basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball, and wrestling. The students can also choose from ten clubs and organizations including the Phi Theta Kappa club, the PlayMasters Drama club, and the MBA club. Eligible students who need financial aid can choose from various options at this college. Along with conventional scholarships, loans and work study programs, privately funded scholarships are available.

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Contacting Yakima Valley Community College

Yakima Valley Community College
South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima , WA 98907-2520
General Phone: (509) 574-4600

Yakima Valley Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts329liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine142registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology119dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical coding, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, veterinary assistant, radiation therapist, surgical tech, radiographer ...
Business and Management91business, business management, accounting technology, call center operation
Education and Teaching25early childhood education, teacher education, teacher aide
Office and Administration21data entry, word processing, office management, administrative assistant, general office occupations
Mechanics and Repair20automobile mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering20data processing tech, web design, computer networking, computer support
Engineering Technician17civil engineering tech, telecommunications tech, instrumentation tech, drafting
Therapy and Counseling14substance abuse counseling
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Medical Administration6medical secretary
Law5legal secretary
Science3physical sciences
Agricultural Science and Management2agricultural management, various agricultural courses
Construction Trades1electrician

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree63231
Award of less than 1 academic year8812
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years10612

Yakima Valley Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Yakima Valley Community College had a total enrollment of 4,354 students (3,425 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 59%
Black 2%
Hispanic 31%
Asian 2%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 21%
20-21 15%
22-24 12%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

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


Yakima Valley Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 35 %

Yakima Valley Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Yakima, 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.

Yakima Valley Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,962
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,358
Books and supplies $ 924

Financial Aid:
Yakima Valley Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 380500)

Yakima Valley Community College Faculty

Yakima Valley Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track710
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1219

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year48$57,47562$57,420
All faculty totalacademic year48$57,47562$57,420

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

Yakima Valley Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports101525

Yakima Valley Community College Degree Programs (2007)

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

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
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
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision
Word Processing

Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Yakima Valley Community College Highlights

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What Sets Yakima Valley Community College Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Yakima Valley Community College Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Yakima Valley Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Yakima Valley Community College Female % of student body
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Yakima Valley Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
Number of students
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Top 17%Yakima Valley Community College Number of students
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Yakima Valley Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Yakima Valley Community College % of degrees in computer science and engineering

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
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
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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