Yakima Valley Community College: Review & Facts

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Yakima Valley Community College is a medium two-year, public school with 4,305 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1928 and is one of the 4 colleges located in Yakima, Washington.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
45
Yakima Valley Community College will give you the option to get a several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, or associate's degree.

Yakima Valley Community College deploys a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and offers 45 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Education, Nursing, Medical Assistant, and Work and Family Studies. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges and schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
58%
Yakima Valley Community College student retention rate is low at 58% (way below Washington average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Yakima Valley Community College is very low - 29%. Around 19% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Yakima Valley Community College is reasonable -- 24:1. Find out more information on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$4,300
Average tuition costs are very low - about $4,000 per year. The additional fees at YVCC beyond tuition are approximately $300; which makes it a total of $4,300 annually.

Read the details about Yakima Valley Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The college will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at YVCC is $20.00.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Yakima Valley Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (509) 574-4600 or check Yakima Valley Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,200
Yakima Valley Community College offers a distance education program and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at YVCC, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Yakima Valley Community College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 300 students, which offers a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low -- around $3,200 a year.

Based on the college crime numbers, Yakima Valley Community College appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Yakima Valley Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Yakima Valley Community College, South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, Washington 98907-2520, USA
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