Founded in 1928, YVC is one of the largest providers of postsecondary education in the south central region of Washington State. The College has a long tradition of quality teaching and a strong commitment to student success. YVC offers a comprehensive curriculum for bachelor of applied science degrees, transfer degrees, professional and technical degrees, basic skills instruction, and personal enrichment. These educational options are accessible throughout the service district both in face-to-face courses and online instruction.
A full array of academic services and programs are offered at the main campus in Yakima as well as at the branch campus in Grandview. Basic skills instruction including adult basic education, English as a second language, GED preparation, and High School 21+ are offered at both campuses as well as at learning centers and community partner organizations throughout the district.
As part of YVC’s accreditation process for the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities, the college annually reviews its progress at meeting strategic goals related to three core themes: community, access, and success. The college has identified multiple objectives and indicators for each of these themes, and has explicitly focused on identifying and closing access and achievement gaps.
Read the Yakima Valley College Strategic Plan – Vision 2020