Yakima Valley Community College: Review & Facts

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Yakima Valley Community College is a medium four-year, public school with 3,960 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1928 and is one of the 3 colleges located in Yakima, Washington.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
61
Fair
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 61 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Medical Assistant, Office and Clerical Services, Education, and Computer Science. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
58%
Bad
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.

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.

Students to Faculty Ratio
16 : 1
Low
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 decent -- 16:1. Find out more information on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$4,700
Low
Average tuition costs are very low - about $4,200 per year. The additional fees at YVCC beyond tuition are approximately $500; which makes it a total of $4,700 annually.

Read the details about Yakima Valley Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying 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, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at YVCC is $30.00.

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
$3,300
Low
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+
Dicey
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 $3,300 a year.

Based on the college crime numbers, Yakima Valley Community College appears to be a relatively safe 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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