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Annual report to the community

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.

2020-2021 Enrollment

During the 2020-21 academic year Yakima Valley College had an annual headcount of 7,045 students. The cohort included a diverse group of students. 84% were the first in their families to attend college, 62% come from low income households or were Pell eligible, and 83% received some type of financial assistance. 70% of the student body is female and the average age of 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: 360

  • Admin – 12%
  • Exempt – 10%
  • Classified – 40%
  • Full Time Faculty –38%

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.

Local funds = $477,000 (1%); State Operating Funds = $23,237,136 (62%); Tuition = $9,144,806 (24%); Reserves = $4,554,287 (13%)

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 Grants $20,454,964 71%; State Grants $2,356,693 8%; Local Grants $320,625 1%; Contracts $5,755,351 20%

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.

Grants and Waivers $17,588,248 80%; Student Loans $2,945,380 13%; Work Study $75,633

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.


Course Type


Professional/Technical Training 51%; Academic Transfer 29%; College & Career Readiness 17%; Personal Enrichment 3%
White 48%; Hispanic/Latino 60%; Indigenous Peoples 4%; Black/African American 3%; Asian 2%; Pacific Islander 1%

College Infrastructure Projects

Science labs on YVC’s Grandview Campus recently underwent significant renovations. The outdated labs needed updates to improve the learning environment for students and faculty and will enable to college to continue to offer hands-on learning on the Grandview Campus. In addition, the project added more capacity to classes, allowing greater access to students hoping to take lab science courses.

Project Summary

  • Construction: $1,271,318
  • Equipment: $165,000
  • Contingency: $143,632
  • Sales Tax: $129,556
  • Design: $197,494