- Founded in 1939, serving Washington state for over 80 years
- Total annual enrollment : over 4,500
- Total annual graduates : 749
- 4 bachelor’s degrees, 7 associate degrees 60 program and certificates
Wenatchee Valley College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the NWCCU indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
WVC among Aspen Institute’s top 150 community colleges
WVC was named this week to the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program list of top 150 community colleges in the nation.
The honor allows WVC to compete for $1 million in shared prize funds to be awarded in 2023. The Aspen Prize recognizes community colleges for outstanding student outcomes in five critical areas: teaching and learning, certificate and degree completion, transfer and bachelor’s attainment, workforce success, and equity for students of color and students from low-income backgrounds.
“It is an honor to be included in the list of the Aspen Institute’s top 150 community colleges,” said WVC President Jim Richardson. “Our faculty and staff work tirelessly to remove barriers, prepare students for careers or transfer, improve student success and achieve equitable outcomes for all students.”
The Aspen Institute selects the top 150 colleges from more than 1,000 public community and technical colleges nationwide. The Aspen Prize was established in 2011 and is awarded every two years. Nine other Washington community and technical colleges were nominated this year. Learn more about the Aspen Institute at highered.aspeninstitute.org.
Wenatchee Valley College is a student-centered institution that focuses on learning.
We offer students individual support, small classes with exceptional faculty, and a quality education at an affordable price.
Wenatchee Valley College is dedicated to preparing students to succeed at four-year colleges and universities.
Students can receive four-year and two-year degrees, as well as certificates in a variety of fields.
We also offer high-quality workforce and technical programs to help students enter today's challenging workplace.
WVC is committed to the healthy economic future of our region.
We provide job training and other services for new and existing businesses and industries throughout the tri-county area.
WVC also provides continuing education and training for individuals, classes for licensure/re-licensure, and general interest
classes throughout the year.
We strongly believe that the mission of Wenatchee Valley College is reflected in our work:
"...(to serve) the educational and cultural needs of its communities and residents....“
We at WVC enjoy our work and meeting those diverse, lifelong educational needs of our region and developing the potential
of our students.
In the welcoming, yet dynamic, diverse, and challenging environment of Wenatchee Valley College, every student is
important to us.
We are here for your success. I invite you to explore our website, visit our beautiful campuses and learn more about the
many exciting opportunities that await you.Sincerely, Jim Richardson, Ph.D President