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Bellingham Technical College

3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA

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Bellingham Technical College, located in Bellingham, Washington, is a fully accredited community college that offers 35 associate degrees and 43 career certificate programs.

Each year, BTC has over 8,000 students enrolled at their campus, which lies 90 miles north of Seattle. BTC offers partnerships with larger state Universities to ensure acceptance and the transferal of credits for students who wish to pursue a 4-year degree.

Bellingham Technical College’s job placement program has been incredibly successful and is a great way for alumni to find jobs after graduation. 84% of graduates are placed in a degree applicable job within 6 months of their graduation date.

While Bellingham Technical College does not offer an athletic program, there are other student activities that are extended to attendees. BTC offers a fully-functional student government, many campus-based groups and clubs, as well as the opportunity to join Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society dedicated to two-year institutions.

The cost to attend Bellingham Technical College is $105.00 per credit hour for Washington State residents. For out-of-state students, the cost to attend BTC is $277.00 per credit hour.

Applying at Bellingham Technical College is easy. Applications can be completed online or in-person at the BTC campus. Class enrollment forms are provided online and in-person for the convenience of the student.

If you would like to apply to attend Bellingham Technical College, or of you would like to learn more about the programs of study offered at BTC, click here to access their official website.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $2,500-$3,000
    • Out-of-State: $7,100-$8,556
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $70-$84 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $200-$240 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid83%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships76%$5,773
Receiving Student Loans38%$6,651
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Bellingham Technical College may offer student services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Whatcom County and community colleges in Washington as a whole.

 Bellingham Technical CollegeWhatcom CountyWashington
Graduation Rate42.3%25.8%29.5%
Transfer-out Rate5.8%9.1%19.5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1967)
  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2009)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Bellingham Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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Contact Information

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
83%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
24:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$6,203