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YVCC Demographics & Diversity

Yakima, Washington

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at YVCC are predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 56% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Yakima Valley Community College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Yakima Valley Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 44%
Black 1%
Hispanic 46%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 0%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 83% more female students than male students enrolled at Yakima Valley Community College with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, YVCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Yakima Valley Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for Yakima Valley Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,572
Women 2,884

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

YVCC serves a very low number of students outside of Washington, with 96 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Yakima Valley Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 96%
Out of State 4%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$49,327 per year

55% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 34.5%
Part time Undergrads 27.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237109 IPEDS survey data for Yakima Valley Community College.