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Annual report to the community 2022-2023

Yakima Valley College’s annual report to the community provides highlights and updates of activities and initiatives over the past year and summarizes the college’s achievements during that time. The results of these efforts are illustrated in the accomplishments of our outstanding students, faculty and staff.


As a federally designated Hispanic-serving Institution residing on the traditional homelands of the 14 Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Yakima Valley College cultivates equity and a culture of innovative and inclusive teaching and learning.

Yakima Valley College serves all students holistically, supports all students’ learning goals, and fosters achievement within career and educational pathways.

We strengthen our communities by providing opportunities for personal enrichment, economic mobility, and sociocultural engagement.

2022-2023 Enrollment

During the 2022-23 academic year Yakima Valley College had an annual headcount of 6,283 students. The cohort included a diverse group of students: 86% were the first in their families to attend college, 53% come from low-income households or were Pell eligible, and 80% received some type of financial assistance. 67% of the student body was female and the average age is 28.


Yakima Valley College employs a dedicated team of faculty, staff and administrators who strive to promote life-long learning to students in the Yakima Valley.

Full-Time Employees: 335

  • Admin/Exempt – 24%
  • Classified – 39%
  • Full Time Faculty – 37%

Operating Resources

Operating resources are state-allocated funds given to YVC and income gathered through tuition to cover the operation of the college. Operating funds cover items such as staff salaries, facilities and utilities management.

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State and Federal Grants and Contracts

State and federal grants and contracts are additional funds allocated to institutions like YVC to support specific programs or initiatives.

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Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid programs, as well as privately funded scholarships, are designed to provide additional financial resources to students attending Yakima Valley College.

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A Look at Our Students

YVC’s diverse community prepares students to thrive in an ever more diverse world. Students are exposed to a wide range of ideas and cultures. Our campus fosters the intellectual and social development of students, making an impact that remains throughout their lives.


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College students by ethnicity
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2022-2023 Interesting Facts

  • First Generation (Numbers reflect 2021-2022 percentage) 86%
  • Students Meeting Academic Program Learning Outcomes 85%
  • Receive Grants, Scholarships and Other Aid 80%
  • Low Income 53%
  • Running Start 19%

Quick Facts

Interested in learning more about YVC’s student achievement data? Visit our Office of Institutional Effectiveness’ Quick Facts webpage