Yavapai College

Yavapai College

Yavapai College, also known as YC, is a community college located in Yavapai County, Arizona. It was established in 1965. YC's main campus is located in Prescott with additional campuses in Clarkdale, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Sedona. The college offers more than 80 certificate, degree, and transfer options to students in over 55 different programs of study. Besides its curriculum, the college also offers many learning options to fit the lifestyles and circumstances of its students.

Yavapai College sponsors more than five intercollegiate teams that participate in various sports such as soccer, baseball, volleyball, and basketball. The teams compete in Division 1 of the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA). It is a member of the Arizona Community College Athletics Conference (ACCAC).

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Yavapai College
1100 E Sheldon St
Prescott , AZ 86301
General Phone: (928) 445-7300

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Yavapai College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine270EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Liberal Arts192liberal arts and humanities
Security and Law Enforcement58criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Mechanics and Repair38computer repair, gunsmith, automobile mechanics, mechanic and repair
Photography and Commercial Art33commercial art, cinematography
Computer Science and Engineering27computer and info science, computer product certification, computer networking
Business and Management18business, accounting, business and related services
Law15legal assistant
Education and Teaching13elementary school teaching, early childhood education
Construction Trades6construction trades
Agricultural Science and Management6agricultural production
Office and Administration5administrative assistant
Production Trades3welding
Architecture and Planning3architectural services
Medical Support and Technology3medical coding
Medical Administration2medical transcription, medical secretary
Design0design and applied arts
Family and Social Work0business and consumer science

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years31129
Associate's degree38120
Award of less than 1 academic year04

Yavapai College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Yavapai College had a total enrollment of 9,060 students (3,691 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 1%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 14%
20-21 8%
22-24 7%
25-29 8%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 12%
50-64 20%
65+ 10%

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

(International Students)1%
New York1%
New Mexico1%

Yavapai College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 47 %
Part-Time 24 %

Yavapai College Room and Board (2007)

Yavapai College offers campus housing for 370 of its 3,691 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Yavapai College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,248
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,918
Room and board $ 4,530
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,576

Financial Aid:
Yavapai College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 107900)

Yavapai College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5747

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*1*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year57$55,24846$52,869
All faculty totalacademic year57$55,24846$52,869

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

Yavapai College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports191029

Yavapai College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Production Operations, General

Architecture And Planning
Architecture and Related Services, Other

Business And Management
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, Other

Design and Applied Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder


Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

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

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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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