Community college education? It’s worthy in Yakima!


Did you attend a community college? Were you able to use your education to get a good job? Thousands of people in the Yakima Valley can answer yes to this question. In an effort to reinforce the value of community colleges, Yakima Valley College announced it is joining a month-long popular education and “anti-stigma” campaign coordinated by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).

Goals include removing stigma that is just plain wrong

YVC officials say the goals are to raise awareness of the economic, academic, and equity benefits of attending community colleges, and to break longstanding stigmas wrongly associated with public two-year colleges.
YVC officials say public community colleges like YVC are, according to a press release, “a unique American educational model that was designed to ensure access to affordable, high-quality higher education for all. They are the leading educators in life-saving nursing and other healthcare professionals among many others.They also serve as an on-ramp to bachelor’s, master’s and higher degrees for many students, and especially for communities demographically and socio-economically diverse.

Do you believe that universities are better than community colleges?

School officials say many people mistakenly believe that community colleges are inferior institutions, and in most states universities receive significantly more state support per student than community colleges. This is the reason for the campaign to improve awareness of the economic, academic, and equity benefits of attending community colleges. “At YVC, 84% of students are the first in their families to attend college, while 73% come from low-income households, and 83% receive grants, scholarships, or other types of assistance.”

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