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Whatcom Community College

237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, WA

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About

Whatcom Community College is located in Bellingham, Washington and was founded in 1967. The school serves Whatcom County by offering a variety of programs and services that assist in education and workforce development of the region. The school is supported by the state and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on College and Universities.

WCC school maintains an annual enrollment of 7,000 students.  School administration ensures quality education, academic services, and facilities by perpetually reviewing each to remain on the leading edge for students.

Academics

Individuals studying at Whatcom Community College will be able to choose between a variety of academic transfer and career development programs. Academic transfer is accomplished through the completion of a program that mirrors the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying to a four year institution in order to continue one's education and eventually earn a bachelor's degree.

Technical and career programs offer students education and training in a high demand field or industry in order to enter the workforce as a qualified professional upon completion for the purpose of long term employment.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and FInancial Aid

Whatcom Community College is an open enrollment institution that admits any applicants that are at least eighteen or have a high school diploma. Students are asked to complete an application, pay all related fees, provide transcripts and test scores if available, and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Participation in orientation and meeting with a counselor are also encouraged. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships which are awarded based on need a determined by the information provided by students on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. 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: $4,000-$4,800
    • Out-of-State: $9,400-$11,330
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $110-$130 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $290-$340 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 Aid64%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships56%$5,461
Receiving Student Loans11%$5,154
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Whatcom Community College may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how Whatcom Community College compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Whatcom County and community colleges in Washington in total.

 Whatcom Community CollegeWhatcom CountyWashington
Graduation Rate31.4%25.8%29.5%
Transfer-out Rate12.5%9.1%19.5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2010)
    • Find all the other nursing programs in Washington
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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 Whatcom Community 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

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Physical Sciences

Security and Protective Services

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Whatcom Community College.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map




ACCEPTANCE RATE
nan%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
64%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
14:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,283