Bellingham Technical College

3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225-1599
Tel: (360)752-7000
2,374 students
Public institution

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Preparing an educated workforce is central to the mission of Bellingham Technical College. Today's workforce requires complex technical competencies as well as academic skills, positive work attitudes and habits, effective human relations, leadership, problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork skills.
School Highlights:
Bellingham Technical College serves 2,374 students (55% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 28%.
Bellingham Technical College is one of 2 community colleges within Whatcom County, WA.
The nearest community college is Whatcom Community College (2.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Bellingham Technical College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,374 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,374 students
1,303 students
Bellingham Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,295 students
836 students
Bellingham Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,079 students
1,046 students
Bellingham Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Bellingham Technical College sch enrollment Bellingham Technical College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
% Asian
4%
2%
Bellingham Technical College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
6%
7%
Bellingham Technical College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
3%
12%
Bellingham Technical College Black (2006-2012)
% White
83%
67%
Bellingham Technical College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Bellingham Technical College sch ethnicity Bellingham Technical College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.30 0.45
Bellingham Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,415 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,415 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,415 $5,940
Bellingham Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,415 $10,072
Bellingham Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The role and mission of Bellingham Technical College has its roots in vocational education in the Bellingham School District (BSD). The first �Industrial School� was planned and constructed in 1911 by the BSD. This school evolved into a manual-training section of Whatcom High School. With the passage of the Smith-Hughes Act in 1917, courses in automotive mechanics and machine shop were offered at Fairhaven High School. Planning for the present program began in 1952 when it was realized that vocational programs offered by the local school district were not meeting the needs of the community. As a result of assessments of community vocational education needs by advisory committees from labor and management, Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute was established on its present 21-acre site at 3028 Lindbergh Avenue in 1957. The college offers Degree/Certificate programs and courses in Business, Computer Technology and Management, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Transportation & Mechanical and Health Sciences & Human Services. The degree & certificate programs at Bellingham Technical College rely on the involvement and support of over 300 business and industry employers and employees from the community. Bellingham Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. The Commission is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Bellingham Technical College is located in the scenic Pacific Northwest, about 90 miles north of Seattle, 60 miles south of Vancouver, BC and just a mile northwest of downtown Bellingham.

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For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,780 per year for in-state students and $7,715 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,729 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Washington community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.46, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Washington is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.