Yakima Valley College Strategic Plan
- Yakima Valley College was founded in 1928 and has a long tradition of quality teaching and commitment to students.
- As a public, two-year institution of higher education, YVC is part of one of the best comprehensive community college systems in the nation.
- The college is governed by a
5 member Board of Trustees
- YVC is
accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. We also have earned special accreditation recognition in the following programs automotive service technology, dental hygiene, medical assisting, nursing, radiologic sciences, surgical technology, and veterinary technology
- The college serves over 800 square miles including Yakima, Kittitas and Klickitat counties. YVC has campuses in Yakima & Grandview and Learning centers in Ellensburg, Toppenish, and Sunnyside.
- Since 2002, YVC has been designated by the US Department of Education as a
- The college employs an average of 1,040 people including full-time, part-time, and student workers.
- We offer face-to-face and online instruction with flexible class schedules for day and evening classes.
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Total amount of financial aid awarded
Operating Resources total amount
State & Federal Grants & Contacts total amount
Degrees & Certificates
24 professional / technical,
22 transfer, 2 bachelor of applied science degree
Did you know?
YVC costs $3,846 per year
for tuition and fees as compared to
CWU at $8,691 or WSU at $10,916.
Research shows that student who transfer from YVC to a 4-year university do as well
or better than native university students in terms of GPA.
YVC awarded 1,015 degrees and certificates to the graduating class of 2014.
63% of YVC students receive
need based financial aid.
Did you know 80% of professional / technical program graduates are employed in their field of study.
Transfer courses taken at YVC count at all other Washington State public college and universities.
Preparing Students for High-Skill, High-Demand Careers
Offering new bachelor of applied science degree in business management
Workforce and industry partnerships
Facility development and enhancements for state-of-the-art classrooms and labs
Enhancing Curriculum for Cultural and Global Perspectives
Offering art, music, drama, and lectures for students and the community
Spanish for Heritage Speakers
English as a Second Language
Accelerating College Readiness
High school / college partnerships
Opportunities to earn high school diploma
I-BEST: combining basic skills instruction with professional / technical programs so student can earn skills that transfer directly to the workplace
Structuring developmental education courses so students can easily transition
Real World Application
Undergraduate research opportunities
Sources: State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Field Guide, YVC’s Annual Report for Academic Year 2013-2014, Human Resources, Budget Office,
and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.