Yavapai College is a public, two year, community college that was founded in 1965. The main campus is located in Prescott, Arizona with satellite campuses located throughout Arizona in the cities of Clarkdale, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Sedona. Yavapai College has the mission of providing quality, higher learning and cultural resources for the diverse populations of Yavapai County. This mission is strived towards through the school wide importance placed on the core values of learning, scholarship, stewardship and diversity.
Students interested in applying to Yavapai College should note that applications are accepted on a rolling admissions schedule and there is an open admission policy. Of the students who decided to attend Yavapai College, 55% and 36% of full time and part time students decided to return for a subsequent year respectively. Students transfer out to another institution of higher learning at a rate of 31% and 16% graduate within the two years it is expected to take to earn an associate’s degree.
There are 8,283 students enrolled at Yavapai College, of these students, 4,556 are over the age of 24 and considered to be adult learners. Students attend classes on a full time basis at a rate of 19% while 81% of students only attend class on a part time schedule. There is about an almost 2 to 4 female to male ratio. White students represent 62% of the student population. Other ethnicities are represented at rates of 9%, 1%, 3% and 1% for Hispanic, African American, American Indian and Asian races respectively. Most students, 92%, have residency within the state of Arizona.
Yavapai College offers a wide variety of learning options with 99 certificate, degree, and transfer options within 73 different programs of study. To help accommodate students of all levels and interests, Yavapai offers alternative learning options including:
• credit for prior learning
• internships and service learning
• non-credit courses
• college for kids
• high school partnerships with dual enrollment
• internet courses
• open entry and open exit courses
• telecommunication courses
• senior programs
• high school equivalency program
Within these programs of study, students work towards completing one of seven associate’s degrees. The degrees available for completion are:
• Associate of Arts
• Associate of Science
• Associate of Arts in Elementary Education
• Associate of Fine Arts Degree
• Associate of General Studies Degree Program,
• Associate Degree in Nursing
• Associate of Applied Science Degree
There are 229 instructional faculty members teaching the classes at Yavapai College and class sizes are kept small due to a 19:1 student to faculty ratio. To help accommodate students with hectic schedules, Yavapai College offers weekday classes, evening classes, weekend classes and even online classes for students who may be unable to commute to campus.
Students who want to gain valuable learning, leadership and problem solving experience outside of the classroom have the option of joining one or more of the many clubs and student organizations on the Yavapai College campus. The clubs cover a variety of topics including religion, special interests, academics and Greek life. Available clubs include:
• Baha'i Association
• Black Student Union
• English Club
• Health Occupations Students of America Club
• Multicultural Club
• Native American Club
• Northern Arizona National Association for the Education of Young Children
• Paralegal Association of Yavapai
• Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
• Republican Club
• Salsa Rueda Club
• Student Leadership Council
• Student Nurses Association of YC
• Veteran Connection Club
• Yavapai Community College Secular Student Alliance
• YC Pride Club
• Student Nurses Association
• Young Life at Yavapai College
Students can also become involved in athletics through the offered varsity level sports teams. The existing sports at Yavapai College include:
Yavapai College is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association and is affiliated with the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference.
The tuition and fees for one academic year at Yavapai College come to $1,824 for in state residents and $9,432 for out of state residents. Students can seek help with financial issues through the on campus financial aid office. The financial aid office is in place to help students manage to cost of tuition through grants, loans, scholarships and payment plans. Currently, 37% of students at Yavapai College receive grant or scholarship aid with an average award amount of $4,996. In addition to grant and scholarship aid, 12% of students receive federal student loan money with an average yearly loan amount of $5,053.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:4,310
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