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Yavapai College

Research Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. Learn about its admission requirements, degree and certificate programs and financial aid to make an informed education decision.

About Yavapai College

Yavapai College is a 2-year, public college located in Prescott, AZ. In addition to its Prescott Campus, the college operates five other campuses: the Prescott Valley Campus, Verde Valley Campus, Chino Valley Agribusiness and Science, Sedona Center for Arts and Technology and the Career and Technical Education Center.


Yavapai College operates six academic divisions: Business and Computer Science, Foundation Studies, Career and Technical Education, Science and Health, Visual, Performing and Liberal Arts, and a division for Lifelong Learning. Through these divisions, the college offers 59 certificate programs and 32 associate's degree programs. Classes in these programs are available online or in the evenings and on the weekends.

Through a partnership with Old Dominion University, Yavapai students have access to additional distance-learning courses. Yavapai College also has a partnership that allows students to transfer credits earned in a Yavapai College associate's degree to any bachelor's degree program at Northern Arizona University.

The Lifelong Learning division provides college opportunities to children and the elderly. It offers general interest classes and educational travel experiences to members of the Prescott-area community.


Admission at Yavapai is open to any applicant who is a high school graduate, has passed the GED, is over 18 years old and would succeed in a college environment or who is transferring from another college where he or she has displayed academic success. The college allows students to apply online and has no application deadline. Note, however, that some programs and courses require additional application materials and have specific application deadlines.

In the fall of 2011, 77% of students at Yavapai College attended classes on a part-time basis and 23% on a full-time basis. At that time, the student body was 57% female and 66% white. In the fall of 2010, 92% of the school's students came from Arizona.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Yavapai College tuition is $70 per credit for in-state students, with certain courses costing either $76 or $85 per credit. For out-of-state students, the general tuition is $114 per credit, with certain courses costing either $120 or $129 per credit.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the estimated total expenses in 2011-2012 for an in-state, full-time student were $10,400 if he or she lived on-campus, $11,708 if he or she lived off-campus and $4,508 if he or she lived with family. Also in the 2011-2012 school year, the estimated total expenses for an out-of-state, full-time student were $17,192 if he or she lived on-campus, $18,500 if he or she lived off-campus and $11,300 if he or she lived with family.

The Yavapai College Foundation offers over 80 scholarships to degree- and certificate-seeking students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. In 2010-2011, 30% of incoming, full-time students received institutional aid, the average amount of which was $2,439.

School Type 2-year, public**
Degrees Offered 1-2 year certificates**
Associate's degrees**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semesters*
School Setting Small city**
Student Body 7,837 in 2011**
Student Housing Three residence halls are available on the school's main campus*
Schools and Programs Six academic divisions offering about 76 programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 19 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011:
Under-1-year certificates: emergency medical technology (134)**
1-2 year certificates: general studies (31)**
Associate's: liberal arts and sciences (193)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 14% of students who started in 2008 graduated within the normal length for their program**
Admission Rate Open admissions**
Entering Class Size 1,177 in fall 2010***
First-Year Retention Rates From fall 2010-fall 2011: 51% of full-time students, 31% of part-time students**
Average SAT or ACT Scores of Admitted Students Information unavailable*
Application Due Date No general deadline*
Decision Notification Date Rolling admissions*
Tuition (2012-2013) $1,260 for in-state and $5,064 for out-of-state students per semester*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving It) For incoming, full-time students in 2010-2011:
Federal grants (55%)**
State or local scholarships/grants (1%)**
Institutional scholarships/grants (30%)**
Federal student loans (19%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 76% of incoming, full-time students in 2010-2011**

Sources: *Yavapai College, **College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, ***IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 1100 East Sheldon Street, Prescott, AZ 86301
  • Phone: (928) 776-2143
  • Website: www.yc.edu

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