Yakima Valley College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,458
2.65% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,036
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
3,279
64.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
26.7%
92 Graduates

About

Yakima Valley College is a higher education institution located in Yakima County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Yakima Valley College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (427 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (55 degrees), and General Business (30 degrees).

In 2022, 1,136 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Yakima Valley College. 77.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (661 degrees), 1.88 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (351 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Yakima Valley College is $4,458, which is $−7,506 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Yakima Valley College is $4,458, which is $−7,506 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,036.

In 2022, 59% of undergraduate students attending Yakima Valley College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 8% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,458
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Yakima Valley College was $4,458. The cost of tuition at Yakima Valley College is $−7,506 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$10,036
2022 Value
5.92%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Yakima Valley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,036. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Yakima Valley College grew by 5.92%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,567
Room and Board
$942
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Yakima Valley College was of $9,567 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.43% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $942. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.29% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
8%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Yakima Valley College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Yakima Valley College had a total enrollment of 3,279 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Yakima Valley College is 2,119 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,160. This means that 64.6% of students enrolled at Yakima Valley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Yakima Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.1% Hispanic or Latino, 31% White, 2.2% Two or More Races, 1.71% Asian, 1.16% Black or African American, 1.16% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.152% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Yakima Valley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (42.6%), followed by White Female (20.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (16.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Yakima Valley College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,279 students. The full-time enrollment at Yakima Valley College is 2,119 and the part-time enrollment is 1,160. This means that 64.6% of students enrolled at Yakima Valley College are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2014 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Yakima Valley College was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Yakima Valley College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,939 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,017 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    72 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Yakima Valley College is 59.1% Hispanic or Latino, 31% White, 2.2% Two or More Races, 1.71% Asian, 1.16% Black or African American, 1.16% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.152% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 103 students (3.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 616 more women than men received degrees from Yakima Valley College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Yakima Valley College is hispanic or latino (661 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (351 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Yakima Valley College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (427 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (55 degrees) and General Business (30 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Yakima Valley College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (427 degrees awarded), Health (379 degrees), and Education (116 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Yakima Valley College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,656,807 people), Registered nurses (1,455,874 people), Secondary school teachers (484,164 people), Education administrators (285,710 people), and Other managers (213,980 people).

The most specialized majors at Yakima Valley College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (427 degrees awarded), Health (379 degrees), Education (116 degrees), Language & Linguistics (9 degrees), and Protective Services (23 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Yakima Valley College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Yakima Valley College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (427 degrees awarded), Health (379 degrees), Education (116 degrees), Language & Linguistics (9 degrees), and Protective Services (23 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Yakima Valley College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,028,994 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,635,761 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (408,055 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (391,366 people), and Outpatient care centers (302,044 people).

The most specialized majors at Yakima Valley College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (427 degrees awarded), Health (379 degrees), Education (116 degrees), Language & Linguistics (9 degrees), and Protective Services (23 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Yakima Valley College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 427 degrees awarded
  2. 55 degrees awarded
  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Yakima Valley College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 427 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

260
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
876
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 260 degrees were awarded to men at Yakima Valley College, which is 0.297 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (876).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 116 degrees were awarded to men at Yakima Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.373 times less than the 311 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 311 degrees were awarded to men at Yakima Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.68 times more than the 116 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (37.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Yakima Valley College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (37.6% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    661 degrees awarded
  2. White
    351 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Yakima Valley College is hispanic or latino (661 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (351 degrees).

3.79% of degree recipients (43 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    522 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    260 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    139 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Yakima Valley College is hispanic or latino female (522 degrees awarded). There were 2.01 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (260 degrees).

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Operations

Yakima Valley College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−25.5%) compared to the 0.527% average return (72.1k on 13.7M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Yakima Valley College had a total salary expenditure of 68.2M. Yakima Valley College employs 130 No academic ranks. Most academics at Yakima Valley College are Female No academic rank (67), and Male No academic rank (63).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yakima Valley College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 99 employees, Management, with 40 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 31 employees.

Endowment

$10.8M
2022 Endowment
18%
decline from 2021

Yakima Valley College has an endowment valued at about $10.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Yakima Valley College declined 18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.92M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.87M - Federal
  2. $1.44M - State
  3. $99.7k - Local

As of 2022, Yakima Valley College received $2.87M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.44M from state grants and contracts, and $99.7k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$34.6M
2022 Salaries
32.7%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Yakima Valley College paid a median of $34.6M in salaries, which represents 50.6% of their overall expenditure ($68.2M) and a 32.7% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.55M
Instructional Salaries
130
Number of Employees

In 2022, Yakima Valley College paid a total of $9.55M to 130 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
130 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
99 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Yakima Valley College was No academic rank with 130 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yakima Valley College were Office and Administrative Support with 99 employees, Management with 40 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Yakima Valley College was Female No academic rank with 67 employees, and Male No academic rank with 63 employees.

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