Whatcom Community College

Tel: 3603833000
10,964 students
Public institution

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School Highlights:
Whatcom Community College serves 10,964 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 28%.
Whatcom Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Whatcom County, WA.
The nearest community college is Bellingham Technical College (2.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 310 teachers has grown by 115% over five years.
Whatcom Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Instructional Staff Total 310 staff
45 staff
Whatcom Community College Total Faculty (2006-2011)

Student Body

The student population of 10,964 teachers has grown by 169% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 36% over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,964 students
1,303 students
Whatcom Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1
29:1
Whatcom Community College student staff (2006-2011)
# Full-Time Students
4,126 students
834 students
Whatcom Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 6,838 students
1,040 students
Whatcom Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Whatcom Community College sch enrollment Whatcom Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
1%
% Asian
4%
2%
Whatcom Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
4% 1%
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Whatcom Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
4%
11%
Whatcom Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
80%
66%
Whatcom Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Whatcom Community College More (2008-2012)
Whatcom Community College sch ethnicity Whatcom Community 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 0.44
Whatcom Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,464 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 43% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,699 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,464 $5,890
Whatcom Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,699 $10,050
Whatcom Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The College's main campus is located in Bellingham, Washington. This area, well known for its natural beauty, is nestled between majestic Mt. Baker and Puget Sound providing many recreational opportunities. The College offers day and evening classes in new, attractive, and up-to-date facilities. Classes average 20-30 students, allowing more individual attention from faculty. The College, which is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, offers associate degrees in academic transfer, general studies, and professional/technical areas, as well as opportunities to complete high school, or take classes for personal enrichment. The college also has special programs to assist students in acquiring learning skills necessary for academic and occupational success. Academic Departments and Professional Programs at Whatcom Community College includes Academic Skills/Resources, Administration of Justice, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Business Administration, Business Department, Computer Information Systems, Early Childhood Education, Education Paraprofessional, English, Hospitality & Tourism Business Management, Interdisciplinary Studies, Library & Information Science, Massage Practitioner, Math, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Office Administration, Paralegal Studies, Physical Therapist Assistant, Science, Visual and Performing Arts, Visual Communications and World Languages.

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Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,000 per year for in-state students and $7,107 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $9,101 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Washington is 65%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.