Annual report to the community 2021-2022
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.
During the 2021-22 academic year Yakima Valley College had an annual headcount of 6,501 students. The cohort included a diverse group of students: 86% were the first in their families to attend college, 50% come from low-income households or were Pell eligible, and 77% received some type of financial assistance. 71% of the student body is female and the average age is 27.
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: 380
- Admin/Exempt – 21%
- Classified – 39%
- Full Time Faculty – 40%
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.
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.
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.
A Look at Our Students
College Infrastructure Projects
The nursing program recently moved to a space previously utilized by Washington State University’s nursing program on YVC’s Yakima Campus. To prepare for the relocation, lab and classroom space underwent significant renovations as well as a substantial overhaul of the mechanical systems. The outdated space needed upgrades to technology, lighting and the HVAC system to improve the learning environment for students and faculty. This upgrade enables the college to continue to offer hands-on learning for the in-demand program. In addition, the project added room for courses, making it more conducive for students to learn. The cost of the project was $2.66 million.