Yavapai College, located in Prescott, Arizona, was founded in 1965, taking four years to prepare operations which began in 1969 on what was once Fort Whipple, used in the defense of the territory one hundred years ago. The school has grown rapidly over the years, covering much of Yavapai County and expanding its facilities and programs across four additional campuses located in Clarkdale, Prescott Valley, Sedona, and Chino Valley. The school is one of the few that offers a gunsmithing program, and has been considered among the best in the field since its establishment.
Yavapai College offers a variety of options for a large selection of individuals. Some may choose to take individual courses, others may seek online training or education, high school students may choose to dual enroll through partnerships established by the school, others may seek to gain the high school equivalency through GED programs.
Yavapai College primarily offers associate degrees in a variety of fields allowing for academic transfer or career training opportunities. Students choosing to continue their education at four year institution will complete many of their lower division and general education requirements at Yavapai prior to transferring to a college or university to complete the final two years of education required for a bachelor's degree.
Career training degrees and certificates are awarded to individuals who pursue an education on one of the many high demand fields currently seeking professionals. The school will provide the education, skills and training necessary to be able to enter the workforce in one of these fields, capable of performing the tasks and duties asked of such employees on a regular basis with competence and confidence. Programs take between one and two years to complete and generally reflective of the employment needs of the community, allowing residents of the area to seek employment opportunities nearby.
Programs offered include:
As a public, two year, open enrollment institution, Yavapai College will admit an individual who meets the minimum requirements for admissions, enrolling them once an application is submitted. Students should provide all pertinent documentation regarding previous education, take a placement exam, participate in student orientation and meet with a counselor to discuss program enrollment and future plans as well as a plan for a curriculum that best reflects the student's needs. Registration for classes typically takes place shortly before each semester, requiring all students to have completed their application and enrollment, as well as submitted aid forms and information by this time.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Student that are in need of aid must complete all necessary forms provided by the school, the most important of which is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which may be completed online and the information from which is the primary source for determining a student's need, aid program eligibility and monetary awards. Aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year due to changing financial circumstances of the student based on tax returns.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $2,100-$2,500
- Out-of-State: $8,700-$10,430
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $86-$100 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $130-$150 per credit 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||73%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||65%||$5,114|
|Receiving Student Loans||23%||$5,435|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Yavapai College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
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 Yavapai College compared to community colleges in Arizona, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Yavapai College||Yavapai County||Arizona|
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 1981)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Arizona
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2011)
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 Yavapai 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
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Yavapai College.
- Coconino Community College in Flagstaff, AZ (63 miles away)
- Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, AZ (67 miles away)
- Glendale Community College in Glendale, AZ (69 miles away)
- Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale, AZ (74 miles away)
- Phoenix College in Phoenix, AZ (77 miles away)