Yuba College, founded in 1911, was one of the first junior colleges in California. The college opened its doors to 67 students in Marysville. In 1928, it became part of the Yuba County Community College District – the first such district in California.
In 1974-75 the district was expanded to serve students in all or part of eight Northern California counties: Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Lake, Yolo, Butte, Glenn and Placer. The district currently has three campuses, Yuba College in Marysville, Woodland Community College in Woodland, and the Yuba College Clear Lake Campus in Clear Lake.
Students at the college can complete two years of pre-transfer work or complete degrees and certificates in a variety of general education and occupational degree and certificate programs including business, information technology, culinary arts and nursing.
The college has undertaken a modernization of its facilities to provide students with a quality education. More than $8 million was invested in building the liberal arts and theater buildings. A new sports field is nearing completion.
The adaptive physical education building at Yuba College provides specialized instruction to mobility-limited students and students desiring modulated physical education classes.