Yakima Valley College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,230
11.3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$7,265
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
3,954
68.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
28.4%
95 Graduates

About

Yakima Valley College is a higher education institution located in Yakima County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Yakima Valley College were General Business Administration & Management (27 degrees awarded), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (22 degrees), and Dental Hygiene (10 degrees).

In 2020, 1,424 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Yakima Valley College. 73.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (819 degrees), 1.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (434 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Yakima Valley College is $4,230, which is $−7,599 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Yakima Valley College is $4,230, which is $−7,599 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,265.

In 2020, 58% of undergraduate students attending Yakima Valley College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 14% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,230
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Yakima Valley College was $4,230. The cost of tuition at Yakima Valley College is $−7,599 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$7,265
2020 Value
10.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Yakima Valley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,265. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Yakima Valley College grew by 10.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,135
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Yakima Valley College was of $9,135 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 3.05% 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

58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
14%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Yakima Valley College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.69% with respect to 2019, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Yakima Valley College has a total enrollment of 3,954 students. The full-time enrollment at Yakima Valley College is 2,701 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,253. This means that 68.3% of students enrolled at Yakima Valley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Yakima Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.2% Hispanic or Latino, 32% White, 4.17% Two or More Races, 1.37% Asian, 1.26% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.86% Black or African American, and 0.278% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Yakima Valley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (40.8%), followed by White Female (21.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (15.4%). 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

68.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Yakima Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,954 students. The full-time enrollment at Yakima Valley College is 2,701 and the part-time enrollment is 1,253. This means that 68.3% of students enrolled at Yakima Valley College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% at similar Baccalaureate/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 Yakima Valley College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (66%), Yakima 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. Hispanic or Latino
    2,223
  2. White
    1,266
  3. Two or More Races
    165

The enrolled student population at Yakima Valley College is 56.2% Hispanic or Latino, 32% White, 4.17% Two or More Races, 1.37% Asian, 1.26% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.86% Black or African American, and 0.278% 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 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% 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, 141 students (3.57%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 680 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 (819 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (434 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Yakima Valley College is General Business Administration & Management (27 degrees awarded), followed by Early Childhood Education & Teaching (22 degrees) and Dental Hygiene (10 degrees).

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 (502 degrees awarded), Health (499 degrees), and Education (153 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 Yakima Valley College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,786,890 people), Registered nurses (1,353,592 people), Secondary school teachers (399,442 people), Education administrators (275,601 people), and Postsecondary teachers (229,982 people).

The most specialized majors at Yakima Valley College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (502 degrees awarded), Health (499 degrees), Education (153 degrees), Physical Sciences (11 degrees), and Protective Services (27 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 Yakima Valley College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at Yakima Valley College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (502 degrees awarded), Health (499 degrees), Education (153 degrees), Physical Sciences (11 degrees), and Protective Services (27 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 Yakima Valley College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,973,140 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,607,492 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (468,913 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (376,101 people), and Outpatient care centers (263,060 people).

The most specialized majors at Yakima Valley College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (502 degrees awarded), Health (499 degrees), Education (153 degrees), Physical Sciences (11 degrees), and Protective Services (27 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 Yakima Valley College.
Most Common
  1. 27 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 22 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 10 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Yakima Valley College was General Business Administration & Management with 27 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

372
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,052
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 372 degrees were awarded to men at Yakima Valley College, which is 0.354 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,052).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Yakima Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.379 times less than the 364 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 364 degrees were awarded to women at Yakima Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.64 times more than the 138 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (37.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Yakima Valley College is Female and Two or More Races (37.5% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    819 degrees awarded
  2. White
    434 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Yakima Valley College is hispanic or latino (819 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (434 degrees).

3.3% of degree recipients (47 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    621 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    305 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    198 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Yakima Valley College is hispanic or latino female (621 degrees awarded). There were 2.04 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (305 degrees).

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Operations

Yakima Valley College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.51M (14.6%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Yakima Valley College had a total salary expenditure of $64.3M. Yakima Valley College employs 133 Instructors, 2 No academic ranks, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Yakima Valley College are Female Instructors (68), Male Instructors(65), and Female No academic ranks (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yakima Valley College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 105 employees, Management, with 36 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.3M
2020 Endowment
7.6%
decline from 2019

Yakima Valley College has an endowment valued at about $10.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Yakima Valley College declined 7.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.18M 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. $2.96M - Federal
  2. $2.06M - State
  3. $5.79M - Local

As of 2020, Yakima Valley College received $2.96M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.06M from state grants and contracts, and $5.79M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$25.2M
2020 Salaries
8.04%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Yakima Valley College paid a median of $25.2M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($64.3M) and a 8.04% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.46% growth from 2018 and a 4.54% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.27M
Instructional Salaries
135
Number of Employees

In 2020, Yakima Valley College paid a total of $9.27M to 135 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
133 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
105 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Yakima Valley College were Instructor with 133 employees; No academic rank with 2 employees; and No academic rank with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yakima Valley College were Office and Administrative Support with 105 employees; Management with 36 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Yakima Valley College was Female Instructor with 68 employees, Male Instructor with 65 employees, and Female No academic rank with 2 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Yakima Valley College.

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