Whatcom Community College

Tel: (360)383-3000
4,498 students
Public institution

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Whatcom Community College is a state supported, public, comprehensive community college. Its primary mission is effective quality education designed to foster the development of students' knowledge, communication and critical thinking skills, personal integrity, global understanding, and appreciation of diversity. In preparing students for full and effective lives in a changing world, the College offers courses and associate degrees necessary for successful transfer to baccalaureate institutions; professional technical degrees and certificates; and pre-college, self-development, and community education courses and programs.
School Highlights:
Whatcom Community College serves 4,498 students (54% 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%.
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 - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Whatcom Community 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 4,498 teachers has grown by 10% 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 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 36% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,498 students
1,283 students
Whatcom Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,425 students
832 students
Whatcom Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,073 students
1,021 students
Whatcom Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Whatcom Community College sch enrollment Whatcom Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
4%
2%
Whatcom Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
6%
7%
Whatcom Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
1%
12%
Whatcom Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
83%
66%
Whatcom Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
5%
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 0.45
Whatcom Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,065 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,415 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,065 $5,845
Whatcom Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,415 $10,047
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 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.