Wenatchee Valley College, located in Wenatchee, Washington, was founded in 1939 and was originally a private institution supported by fifty one local residents. Two years later the school became part of the Washington State public education system. Soon thereafter the school began a period of movement and expansion, until a permanent campus was formed in 1949.
WVC has since expanded its facilities in subsequent years to meet growing demand. In addition to the main campus, the school operated two more campuses in Omak and downtown Wenatchee (known as the Downtown Learning Center). The school also offers dual enrollment for high school students through the states Running Start Program.
As a comprehensive community college, WVC offers a variety of programs that allow for academic transfer or career opportunities. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying for transfer to a four year institution in order to continue their education to complete a bachelor's degree.
Training programs at Wenatchee Valley offer education and training in a high demand field or industry for students who plan to pursue long term employment upon completion. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Wenatchee Valley College is an open enrollment institution that admits any individuals that pay their fees and have a high school education or are at least eighteen years of age. Students should supply transcripts and standardized test scores if available and may be required to take a placement exam.
Meeting with a counselor and participating in new student orientation are encouraged. Financial aid is given in the form of loans, grants and scholarships, based on need as determined by the information a student provides on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $3,400-$4,100
- Out-of-State: $3,800-$4,586
- For part-time students, charges are between $100-$120 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||78%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||72%||$6,305|
|Receiving Student Loans||12%||$4,764|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Wenatchee Valley College may provide services including:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Wenatchee Valley College compared to community colleges in Washington, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1996)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Washington
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Wenatchee Valley College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Wenatchee Valley College.
- Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, WA (50 miles away)
- Yakima Valley Community College in Yakima, WA (59 miles away)
- Renton Technical College in Renton, WA (83 miles away)
- Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, WA (87 miles away)
- Cascadia Community College in Bothell, WA (90 miles away)