The Yuba Community College District was founded in 1927. Yuba College opened on its current site, 2088 North Beale Road in Marysville, in September 1962. The campus currently includes 23 buildings and sits on 160 acres.
In addition to the main campus, Yuba College operates two educational centers: one at the Beale Air Force Base Outreach Center in Linda and another at the Sutter County Center located in Yuba City. The Beale Air Force Base Outreach Center has hosted classes since the fall semester of 1960. The Sutter County Center opened in the fall of 2012 and is the college's newest center, just off Highway 99.
Yuba College has always maintained a strong partnership with area high schools and transfer universities, as is evident by its many articulated courses and programs. The college provides services to allow eligible 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students to enroll in college courses; these efforts assist students to plan and complete their college degrees through quality dual or concurrent enrollment, with less cost while working toward a two-year or four-year college educational goal.