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Yuba College

Research Yuba College in Marysville, CA. Learn about its admission requirements, degree programs and financial aid to make an informed education decision.

About Yuba College

Yuba College is a 2-year public school that serves a 4,192 square-mile district comprised of all or part of six California counties. The college's 160-acre main campus has provided educational opportunities to students since 1927. In addition to its main campus, the school operates two satellite campuses and also offers classes at Beale Air Force Base.


Yuba College operates six academic divisions: Mathematics, Engineering, Science and Health Occupations, Health and Physical Education, Business and Technology, Language Arts, Social Sciences and the Fine Arts. Through these divisions, it offers over 60 associate's degree and certificate programs. Some of these programs are designed for students seeking to transfer to a 4-year institution, while others provide career preparation or are pre-professional programs.

Examples of fields of study include drafting technology, engineering, information technology, physical education, nursing, music and agriculture. In 2011, the most popular field of study for associate's degree students was the liberal arts and sciences. At that same time, the most popular field of study among certificate program students was cosmetology.


Yuba College operates on an open admissions policy and accepts applications year round. Applications can be submitted online and must include official high school transcripts or transcripts from any colleges previously attended.

After admission, students must take a college placement examination, complete an orientation program and meet with an academic counselor. The orientation can be completed online, but counselor meetings must be attended on campus.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2012-13 academic year was $46 for in-state and $210 for out-of-state students per unit. The college estimated that, for that same period of time, books would cost between $600 and $700 per year.

The school accepts grants and loans, and also offers scholarships. In 2011, 79% of students received state and local government grants or scholarships. However, at that same time, 1% of first-time, full-time students received institutional scholarships.

School Type 2-year, public*
Degrees Offered Less than one year certificates*
Less than two year certificates*
Less than four year certificates*
Associate's degrees*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semesters**
School Setting Rural, fringe*
Student Body 7,299 in 2011*
Student Housing None available*
Schools and Programs Six academic divisions offering more than 60 programs of study**
Student-Faculty Ratio 27 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Less than one year certificate: cosmetology/cosmetologist, general (49)*
Associate's degrees: liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies (92)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 19% within 150% of normal program time*
Admission Rate Open admissions policy*
Entering Class Size 1,500 in 2010***
First Year Retention Rates 63% of full-time and 35% of part-time students*
Average ACT or SAT Scores of Admitted Students Information unavailable*
Undergraduate Application Deadline Rolling admissions**
Decision Notification Date Rolling admissions**
Tuition (2012-2013 $46 for in-state and $210 for out-of-state students per unit**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percentage of Students Receiving It) In 2011:
Federal grants (65%)*
Pell grants (65%)*
Other federal grants (6%)*
State/local government grants/loans (79%)*
Institutional grants/scholarships (1%)*
Federal student loans (4%)*
Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid of Any Type 81% in 2011*

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

School Contact Information:

  • Address: 2088 North Beale Road, 100B Building, Marysville CA 95901
  • Phone: (530) 741-6720
  • Website: http://yc.yccd.edu

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