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|Type||Public community college|
|President||Dr. Lisa Rhine, PhD|
|114 (full time), 300 (adjunct)|
|Students||11,616 (fall 2013)|
Latitude and Longitude:
|Colors||Green and gold|
Yavapai College was established in 1965 by means of a countywide election. In the four years that followed, a board was appointed, a bond was passed, college personnel were hired, and curricula were established. The first classes were held in fall 1969. In February 1970, the college district dedicated its first buildings in Prescott on a 100-acre (0.40 km2) site that was once part of Fort Whipple, the military base constructed in 1864 to provide security and protection for the territorial capital. 
Yavapai College offers on-campus housing at the Prescott Campus in the two residence halls: Marapai and Kachina. There is a food court available, as well as Common Grounds café. Yavapai College operates year-round 24-hour police services.
On October 3, 2012, the Yavapai College District Governing Board approved a motion to support reinvestment in on-campus housing, allotting $5.2 million for the proposed renovation project. 
In 2010-11, the college offered 99 certificate, degree and transfer options to students in 73 different programs of study. In addition to traditional curricula, the college offers many learning options to fit the lifestyles and circumstances of its students. Alternative learning options include credit for prior learning, internships/service learning, non-credit courses, college for children, high school partnerships (dual enrollment), internet courses, open entry/open exit courses, telecourses, senior programs (OLLI, Elderhostel/Edventures) and high school equivalency program ( GED testing). 
The college offers seven Associate degree programs: Associate of Arts/Associate of Science, Associate of Business Degrees, Associate of Arts in Elementary Education, Associate of Fine Arts Degree, Associate of General Studies Degree Program, Associate Degree in Nursing and Associate of Applied Science Degree
The college is the location of the Yavapai College Gunsmithing School, which for several years was renowned as one of the top three gunsmithing schools in the U.S. wuth Trinidad State Jr College and Colorado School of Trades. 
Yavapai College currently[ when?] sponsors four intercollegiate teams - two men (soccer, baseball) and two women (volleyball, softball) - and competes in Division 1 of the National Junior College Athletics Association ( NJCAA). The college belongs to the Arizona Community College Athletics Conference (ACCAC), a league of fifteen community colleges in Arizona.
Men's and women's basketball programs were sponsored until 2011, when they were eliminated due to Arizona state budget cuts. 
The college athletic teams have distinguished themselves athletically with national championships in soccer (7), baseball (4), softball (2) and cross country (2).
In spring 2014, in joint efforts between students and the athletic department, Yavapai College began streaming and broadcasting sporting events online via its Ustream.tv account.
- Kyle Blanks, former major league first baseman and outfielder. 
- Kole Calhoun, right fielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks in Major League Baseball.
- Chad Curtis, former Major League baseball player.
- Roger Espinoza, Honduran midfielder who plays for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer.
- Ken Giles, pitcher who currently plays for the Toronto Blue Jays. 
- Alan Gordon, retired from professional soccer in October 2018; he played for the United States men's national soccer team and spent most of his career with the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer.
- Billy Hatcher, former major league outfielder who was a member of the Cincinnati Reds 1990 World Series victory; he is currently[ when?] the Reds' third base coach.
- Kelvin Jack, Trinidadian goalkeeper. 
- Avery John, Trinidadian soccer defender; both he and Jack represented their country at the 2006 FIFA World Cup
- Justin Meram, striker who currently plays for the Atlanta United FC of Major League Soccer.
- Eric Prindle, mixed martial arts fighter who competed for Bellator Fighting Championships.
- Mike Randolph, former defender in Major League Soccer. 
- Jennifer Sadler, opposite for the Australia women's national volleyball team.
- Curt Schilling, former Major League baseball pitcher, three-time World Series winner, six-time MLB All-Star. 
- Kirby Yates, relief pitcher for the San Diego Padres. 
- Brian Stauffer, award-winning illustrator
- Hughes, Tom; Diane Mazmanian & Sandra Thurman-Jackson, Yavapai College Fact Book 2006. Retrieved July 16, 2006.
- "YC District Governing Board October Meeting Report". Yavapai College. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
- Hughes, Tom; Diane Mazmanian & Sandra Thurman-Jackson, Yavapai College Fact Book 2008. Retrieved February 13, 2009.
- Top Gunsmithing Schools in the US
- "Yavapai College basketball programs being cut". USA Today. February 26, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2012.