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About Yavapai College

Yavapai College serves its students and the community at six locations, offering dozens of degrees and certificates that can lead to well-paying and fulfilling careers.


The College was approved by voters in 1966 and broke ground on its first campus in Prescott in 1968. The Verde Valley Campus was founded in 1968. Now with six locations, the College recently celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018.


Yavapai College enriches our community by providing accessible, quality workforce, transfer, lifelong, and cultural learning opportunities.

Vision Statement

Yavapai College ensures that Yavapai County is a premier place to learn, work, and live.


  • Offer Career Education programs that provide the education and training necessary to compete in the global job market.
  • Ensure that General Education students can matriculate and continue in other institutions and programs.
  • Provide the Community with access to lifelong learning and cultural opportunities.
  • Assure the Communities of Yavapai County receive the leadership and encouragement to promote economic development.

Governing Board

The Yavapai District Governing Board is comprised of five elected members representing district areas from across Yavapai County. The board meets regularly throughout the year and is tasked with making decisions that will support its three ends: Education, Economic, Community.



In February 2019, Dr. Lisa B. Rhine became the tenth president of Yavapai College, bringing to the institution over 30 years of leadership experience across a number of leading colleges and universities in Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia. Learn more about Dr. Rhine, and her executive leadership team.


The College Council is YC’s participatory governance model for interactive communication and information-sharing for all college groups, including faculty, staff, and students. The Council meets regularly to conduct on-going communication and advise the President on important college-wide matters with the focus on the College’s mission and student success.


Yavapai College has six distinct locations across Yavapai County, including campuses in Prescott and the Verde Valley. All six locations offer a variety of academic programs and services for students. Learn more about each location below

Academic Programs

Dozens of degrees and certificates are available for students who are:

  • A high school student who wants to earn college credit and get a head-start on earning a degree
  • A high school graduate looking for an associates degree or certificate, or to amass credits to transfer to a four-year school
  • Looking to improve their skill set, get a new job, or advance in their current career
  • Interested in learning a trade in a technical field
  • Naturally curious and want to learn more about things that interest them

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Student and Consumer Information

The following information can assist students, their families and interested parties in obtaining information about Yavapai College. The information is made available to prospective and current students and employees in accordance with federal regulations and accreditation requirements.

General Institutional Information

Lifelong Learning

Yavapai College offers numerous opportunities for lifelong learning through its Community Education and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) programs. Learn more about lifelong learning specific lifelong learning opportunities at: