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Wenatchee Valley College Overview

Wenatchee Valley College is a public institution located in Wenatchee, Washington. Wenatchee is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Wenatchee Valley College Known For?

1,069 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at WVC is the bachelor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Wenatchee Valley College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

WVC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#383 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at WVC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Value Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#192 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#192 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Wenatchee Valley College?

Location of Wenatchee Valley College

Contact details for WVC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1300 Fifth St, Wenatchee, WA 98801-1799
Phone: 509-682-6800
Website: www.wvc.edu

How Do I Get Into WVC?

You can apply to WVC online at: https://www.wvc.edu/admissions/apply.html

As long as you submit the requested materials to Wenatchee Valley College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Wenatchee Valley College?

5% Take Out Loans
14.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At WVC, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $5,048 a year. That adds up to $20,192 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WVC is 14.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Wenatchee Valley College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,293 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,352 undergraduate students at WVC, with 2,293 being full-time and 1,059 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  WVC

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,293 full-time undergraduates at WVC, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  WVC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wenatchee Valley College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of WVC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 22
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 982
White 1,057
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 207

Over 9 countries are represented at WVC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, Canada, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Wenatchee Valley College

416 Took All Classes Online
1,122 Took At Least One Class Online
19.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,122 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at WVC has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of WVC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wenatchee Valley College was 19.2%. This is the #922 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at WVC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Wenatchee Valley College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 573 0 0 573
Teacher Education Grade Specific 81 11 2 0 94
Nursing 0 52 0 35 87
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 10 36 0 46
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 2 14 14 0 30
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 10 19 0 29
General Business/Commerce 0 24 0 0 24
Computer Systems Networking 0 12 12 0 24
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 14 8 0 22
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 11 6 0 17
General Physical Sciences 0 17 0 0 17
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 14 0 0 0 14
Accounting 0 6 6 0 12
Allied Health Professions 0 12 0 0 12
Precision Metal Working 1 5 6 0 12
Business Administration & Management 0 8 2 0 10
Agricultural Production 0 8 0 0 8
Business Support & Assistant Services 3 0 4 0 7
Mental & Social Health Services 0 7 0 0 7
Design & Applied Arts 0 7 0 0 7
Fire Protection 0 5 0 0 5
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 3 0 3
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 3 0 0 0 3
Natural Resources Conservation 0 3 0 0 3
Natural Resource Management 0 2 0 0 2
Data Entry 0 0 1 0 1
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 0 0
Horticulture 0 0 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 104 811 119 35 1,069

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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