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Yakima, WA Area Scholarships

Yakima (/ˈjækɪmɑː/ or /ˈjækɪmə/) is a city in and the county seat of Yakima County, Washington, and the state's eleventh-largest city by population. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 91,067 and a metropolitan population of 243,231. The unincorporated suburban areas of West Valley and Terrace Heights are considered a part of greater Yakima.

Yakima is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) southeast of Mount Rainier in Washington. It is situated in the Yakima Valley, a productive agricultural region noted for apple, wine and hop production. As of 2011, the Yakima Valley produces 77% of all hops grown in the United States. The name Yakima originates from the Yakama Nation Native American tribe, whose reservation is located south of the city.

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Schools in and around Yakima, WA

Yakima Valley College
Four or more years; Public; $4,359 average out-state tuition; $3,936 average in-state tuition
Perry Technical Institute
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
Four or more years; Private not for profit
Yakima Beauty School Beautyworks
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Professional Beauty School
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Elite Cosmetology, Barber & Spa Academy
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit