Wenatchee Valley College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,768
3.63% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,114
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.42%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
3,090
68.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
34.3%
152 Graduates

About

Wenatchee Valley College is a higher education institution located in Chelan County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wenatchee Valley College were Registered Nursing (14 degrees awarded) and Mechanical Engineering Technology (2 degrees).

In 2020, 1,020 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wenatchee Valley College. 62.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (484 degrees), 1.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (404 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wenatchee Valley College is $3,768, which is $−4,212 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wenatchee Valley College is $3,768, which is $−4,212 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,114.

In 2020, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 7% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,768
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Wenatchee Valley College was $3,768. The cost of tuition at Wenatchee Valley College is $−4,212 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$8,114
2020 Value
3.31%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Wenatchee Valley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,114. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Wenatchee Valley College grew by 3.31%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,460
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wenatchee Valley College was of $8,460 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 4.83% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.45% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
7%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Wenatchee Valley College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.22% with respect to 2019, when 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.42%
2018 Default Rate
26
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Wenatchee Valley College was 9.42%, which represents 26 out of the 276 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Wenatchee Valley College has a total enrollment of 3,090 students. The full-time enrollment at Wenatchee Valley College is 2,116 students and the part-time enrollment is 974. This means that 68.5% of students enrolled at Wenatchee Valley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wenatchee Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.1% White, 39.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.66% Two or More Races, 2.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.17% Asian, 0.421% Black or African American, and 0.0971% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wenatchee Valley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (25.6%) and White Male (18.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wenatchee Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,090 students. The full-time enrollment at Wenatchee Valley College is 2,116 and the part-time enrollment is 974. This means that 68.5% of students enrolled at Wenatchee Valley College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A 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 Wenatchee Valley College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Wenatchee Valley College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,456
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,214
  3. Two or More Races
    144

The enrolled student population at Wenatchee Valley College is 47.1% White, 39.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.66% Two or More Races, 2.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.17% Asian, 0.421% Black or African American, and 0.0971% 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 Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 150 students (4.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 252 more women than men received degrees from Wenatchee Valley College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wenatchee Valley College is white (484 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (404 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wenatchee Valley College is Registered Nursing (14 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering Technology (2 degrees) and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wenatchee Valley College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (516 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (76 degrees), and Agriculture (13 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wenatchee Valley College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,508,712 people), Registered nurses (1,415,254 people), Secondary school teachers (494,762 people), Education administrators (266,530 people), and Special education teachers (216,091 people).

The most specialized majors at Wenatchee Valley College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (516 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (76 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), Education (68 degrees), and Health (183 degrees).

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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 Wenatchee Valley College are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Wenatchee Valley College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (516 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (76 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), Education (68 degrees), and Health (183 degrees).

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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 Wenatchee Valley College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,890,326 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,545,705 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (353,394 people), Outpatient care centers (262,706 people), and Offices of physicians (244,398 people).

The most specialized majors at Wenatchee Valley College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (516 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (76 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), Education (68 degrees), and Health (183 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Wenatchee Valley College.
Most Common
  1. 14 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 2 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wenatchee Valley College was Registered Nursing with 14 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

384
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
636
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 384 degrees were awarded to men at Wenatchee Valley College, which is 0.604 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (636).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 168 degrees were awarded to men at Wenatchee Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.483 times less than the 348 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 348 degrees were awarded to women at Wenatchee Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.07 times more than the 168 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wenatchee Valley College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.29% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    484 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    404 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wenatchee Valley College is white (484 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (404 degrees).

4.22% of degree recipients (43 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    307 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    252 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    177 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wenatchee Valley College is white female (307 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (252 degrees).

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Operations

Wenatchee Valley College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.37M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13.2k (0.141%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Wenatchee Valley College had a total salary expenditure of $41.5M. Wenatchee Valley College employs 85 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Wenatchee Valley College are Female No academic ranks (47), Male No academic ranks(38), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wenatchee Valley College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 31 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 24 employees, and Management with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.37M
2020 Endowment
4.85%
decline from 2019

Wenatchee Valley College has an endowment valued at about $9.37M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Wenatchee Valley College declined 4.85% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.94M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.2M - Federal
  2. $4.74M - State
  3. $5.44M - Local

As of 2020, Wenatchee Valley College received $1.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.74M from state grants and contracts, and $5.44M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.2M
2020 Salaries
8.9%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Wenatchee Valley College paid a median of $18.2M in salaries, which represents 43.8% of their overall expenditure ($41.5M) and a 8.9% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.77% growth from 2018 and a 4.94% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.21M
Instructional Salaries
85
Number of Employees

In 2020, Wenatchee Valley College paid a total of $6.21M to 85 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
85 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
31 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wenatchee Valley College were No academic rank with 85 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wenatchee Valley College were Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 24 employees; and Management with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wenatchee Valley College was Female No academic rank with 47 employees, and Male No academic rank with 38 employees.

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