Yakima Valley College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,936
3.63% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$7,262
After Financial Aid
2017 Enrolled Students
4,007
70% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
24%
80 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 Dental Hygiene (33 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees), and Network & System Administration (2 degrees).

In 2017, 1,498 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Yakima Valley College. 74.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (753 degrees), 1.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (580 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Yakima Valley College is $3,936, which is $-8,954 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Yakima Valley College is $3,936, which is $-8,954 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,262.

In 2017, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 19% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,936
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Yakima Valley College was $3,936. The cost of tuition at Yakima Valley College is $-8,954 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

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Average Net Price

$7,262
2017 Value
0.206%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Yakima Valley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,262. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Yakima Valley College grew by 0.206%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,609
Room and Board
$825
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Yakima Valley College was of $8,609 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $825. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.191% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 21.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
19%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Yakima Valley College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.89% with respect to 2016, when 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Yakima Valley College has a total enrollment of 4,007 students. The full-time enrollment at Yakima Valley College is 2,805 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,202. This means that 70% of students enrolled at Yakima Valley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Yakima Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.7% Hispanic or Latino, 35.8% White, 4.89% Two or More Races, 1.55% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.15% Asian, 0.998% Black or African American, and 0.0749% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Yakima Valley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (35.6%), followed by White Female (22.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (16.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Yakima Valley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,007 students. The full-time enrollment at Yakima Valley College is 2,805 and the part-time enrollment is 1,202. This means that 70% of students enrolled at Yakima Valley College are enrolled full-time compared with 45.4% 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 (64%), 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
    2,073
  2. White
    1,435
  3. Two or More Races
    196

The enrolled student population at Yakima Valley College is 51.7% Hispanic or Latino, 35.8% White, 4.89% Two or More Races, 1.55% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.15% Asian, 0.998% Black or African American, and 0.0749% 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 46.1% White, 24.4% 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, 134 students (3.34%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 736 more women than men received degrees from Yakima Valley College. The majority of degree recipients at Yakima Valley College are hispanic or latino (753 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (580 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Yakima Valley College is Dental Hygiene (33 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees) and Network & System Administration (2 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 (492 degrees awarded), Health (508 degrees), and Education (145 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 (1,963,714 people), Registered nurses (1,351,559 people), Software developers (432,074 people), Secondary school teachers (322,508 people), and Education administrators (280,238 people).

The most specialized majors at Yakima Valley College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (492 degrees awarded), Health (508 degrees), Education (145 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (64 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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Yakima Valley College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (492 degrees awarded), Health (508 degrees), Education (145 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (64 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 (2,998,733 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,571,537 people), Computer Systems Design (533,181 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (437,460 people), and Outpatient care centers (242,927 people).

The most specialized majors at Yakima Valley College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (492 degrees awarded), Health (508 degrees), Education (145 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (64 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. 33 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 2 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Yakima Valley College was Dental Hygiene with 33 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 381
  2. 1,117

In 2017, 381 degrees were awarded to men at Yakima Valley College, which is 0.341 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,117).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 159 degrees were awarded to men at Yakima Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.477 times less than the 333 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 333 degrees were awarded to women at Yakima Valley College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.09 times more than the 159 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Yakima Valley College is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.25% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

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

The most common race/ethnicity at Yakima Valley College is hispanic or latino (753 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (580 degrees).

2.94% of degree recipients (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    587 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    417 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Yakima Valley College is hispanic or latino female (587 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (417 degrees).

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Operations

Yakima Valley College has an endowment valued at nearly $11.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $276k (2.37%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($144k on $10M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Yakima Valley College had a total salary expenditure of $56.3M. Yakima Valley College employs 127 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Yakima Valley College are Female Instructors (68), Male Instructors(59), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yakima Valley College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 72 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 32 employees, and Management with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.7M
2017 Endowment
9.02%
growth from 2016

Yakima Valley College has an endowment valued at about $11.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Yakima Valley College grew 9.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.65M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.31M - Federal
  2. $1.8M - State
  3. $3.44M - Local

As of 2017, Yakima Valley College received $2.31M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.8M from state grants and contracts, and $3.44M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$23.4M
2017 Salaries
13.7%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Yakima Valley College paid a median of $23.4M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($56.3M) and a 13.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.74% decline from 2015 and a 2.55% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 6.2M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.9M
Instructional Salaries
127
Number of Employees

In 2017, Yakima Valley College paid a total of $7.9M to 127 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.15M (29.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
127 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
72 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Yakima Valley College were Instructor with 127 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yakima Valley College were Office and Administrative Support with 72 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 32 employees; and Management with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Yakima Valley College was Female Instructor with 68 employees, Male Instructor with 59 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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