Yakima Valley Community College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 22520

Yakima, WA 98907-2520

(509) 574-4712

Fax: (509) 574-4649

Contact: Denise Anderson

Registrar and Director for Enrollment Services
Main Address

PO Box 22520

Yakima, WA 98907-2520

(509) 574-4600


Total undergrads: 4,354

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,807


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for allied health programs. ACT/ASSET required for placement and advising of degree seeking students and for math/English placement. Previous college/university transcripts showing successful completion of English and math courses may replace ASSET.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business A,C
Agricultural Supplies A
Agricultural/Food Processing A
Agriculture – General A
Animal Sciences C
Crop Production C
Food Technology/Processing A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Design/Visual Communications A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Accounting Technology A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
E-Commerce A
Entrepreneurial Studies A
Marketing Management A,C
Office Clerical Services C
Office Management A

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General C
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A
Radio/Television Broadcasting C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Data Entry Applications C
Data Processing Technology C
Database Management C
Information Sciences/Systems A
Information Technology C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management C
Web/Multimedia Design A,C
Web/Multimedia Management C
Word Processing C

Construction Trades

Electrician A


Early Childhood Education A,C
Education – General A
Kindergarten/Preschool Education C
Teacher Assistance C


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology C
Construction/Building Technologies C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Instrumentation Technology A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Insurance Coding A,C
Medical Office Assistant C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Technology C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A,C
Pharmacy Assistance A,C
Phlebotomy C
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C
Surgical Technology A,C
Veterinarian Assistance A,C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A

Security & Protective Services

Corrections C
Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Fire Services Administration A
Law Enforcement Administration A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Yakima Valley College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (509) 574-4600
Website: https://www.yvcc.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://www.public.ctc.edu/ApplicantWebClient/Applicant/ApplWelcome.aspx
Address: South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, WA 98907-2520
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,650
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,569 (55% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,285
Out-of-state Tuition: $4,729
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 78%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,602

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Yakima Valley College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Yakima Valley College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 33
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 961
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 851
Construction Trades 1
Education 53
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 24
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 13111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 21
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 12
Physical Sciences 1
Precision Production 22
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Grand total 49443

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Yakima Valley College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,285
Out-of-state $4,729
Books and supplies $900

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 353 78%
Grant or scholarship aid 306 68% $6,602
Student loan aid 45 10% $4,676

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,608 59% $6,338
Federal student loans 651 15% $5,979

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Yakima Valley College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Yakima Valley College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Yakima Valley College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,650
Undergraduate enrollment 4,650
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Yakima Valley College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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