Yakima Valley College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,799
16.6% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,091
After Financial Aid
2019 Enrolled Students
4,650
67.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
29.8%
85 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 (35 degrees awarded), Dental Hygiene (24 degrees), and Network & System Administration (12 degrees).

In 2019, 1,428 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Yakima Valley College. 72.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (778 degrees), 1.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (479 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Yakima Valley College is $3,799, which is $−8,690 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Yakima Valley College is $3,799, which is $−8,690 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,091.

In 2019, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 15% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,799
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Yakima Valley College was $3,799. The cost of tuition at Yakima Valley College is $−8,690 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$8,091
2019 Value
2.09%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Yakima Valley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,091. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Yakima Valley College grew by 2.09%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,865
Room and Board
$870
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Yakima Valley College was of $8,865 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $870. The cost of room and board increased by 1.9% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.57% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
15%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Yakima Valley College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.72% with respect to 2018, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Yakima Valley College has a total enrollment of 4,650 students. The full-time enrollment at Yakima Valley College is 3,139 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,511. This means that 67.5% 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, 32.2% White, 4.22% Two or More Races, 1.33% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.16% Asian, 0.71% Black or African American, and 0.172% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Yakima Valley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (39.5%), followed by White Female (20.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (17.6%). 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

67.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Yakima Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,650 students. The full-time enrollment at Yakima Valley College is 3,139 and the part-time enrollment is 1,511. This means that 67.5% of students enrolled at Yakima Valley College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% 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 (63%), 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
    2,611
  2. White
    1,498
  3. Two or More Races
    196

The enrolled student population at Yakima Valley College is 56.2% Hispanic or Latino, 32.2% White, 4.22% Two or More Races, 1.33% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.16% Asian, 0.71% Black or African American, and 0.172% 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% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% 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, 174 students (3.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 646 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 (778 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (479 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Yakima Valley College is General Business Administration & Management (35 degrees awarded), followed by Dental Hygiene (24 degrees) and Network & System Administration (12 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 (566 degrees awarded), Agriculture (19 degrees), and Health (460 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 (1,520,765 people), Registered nurses (1,422,335 people), Software developers (533,224 people), Secondary school teachers (504,829 people), and Education administrators (274,189 people).

The most specialized majors at Yakima Valley College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (566 degrees awarded), Agriculture (19 degrees), Health (460 degrees), Education (111 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (68 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 Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Yakima Valley College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (566 degrees awarded), Agriculture (19 degrees), Health (460 degrees), Education (111 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (68 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 (2,940,038 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,591,693 people), Computer Systems Design (596,007 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (425,883 people), and Outpatient care centers (272,064 people).

The most specialized majors at Yakima Valley College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (566 degrees awarded), Agriculture (19 degrees), Health (460 degrees), Education (111 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (68 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. 35 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 12 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Yakima Valley College was General Business Administration & Management with 35 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

391
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,037
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 391 degrees were awarded to men at Yakima Valley College, which is 0.377 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,037).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 184 degrees were awarded to men at Yakima Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.482 times less than the 382 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 382 degrees were awarded to women at Yakima Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.08 times more than the 184 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Yakima Valley College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
    778 degrees awarded
  2. White
    479 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Yakima Valley College is hispanic or latino (778 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (479 degrees).

3.78% of degree recipients (54 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    592 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    330 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    186 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Yakima Valley College is hispanic or latino female (592 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (330 degrees).

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Operations

Yakima Valley College has an endowment valued at nearly $11.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1M (8.95%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Yakima Valley College had a total salary expenditure of $59.3M. Yakima Valley College employs 135 Instructors, 0 No academic ranks, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Yakima Valley College are Female Instructors (72), Male Instructors(63), and Male No academic ranks (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yakima Valley College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 107 employees, Management, with 33 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.2M
2019 Endowment
7.66%
decline from 2018

Yakima Valley College has an endowment valued at about $11.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Yakima Valley College declined 7.66% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $365k higher 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. $3.04M - Federal
  2. $2.24M - State
  3. $4.61M - Local

As of 2019, Yakima Valley College received $3.04M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.24M from state grants and contracts, and $4.61M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$23.3M
2019 Salaries
4.46%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Yakima Valley College paid a median of $23.3M in salaries, which represents 39.3% of their overall expenditure ($59.3M) and a 4.46% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.54% decline from 2017 and a 13.7% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9M
Instructional Salaries
135
Number of Employees

In 2019, Yakima Valley College paid a total of $9M to 135 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
135 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
107 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Yakima Valley College were Instructor with 135 employees; No academic rank with 0 employees; and No academic rank with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yakima Valley College were Office and Administrative Support with 107 employees; Management with 33 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Yakima Valley College was Female Instructor with 72 employees, Male Instructor with 63 employees, and Male No academic rank with 0 employees.

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