Whatcom Community College

Tel: 3603833000
4,498 students
Public institution

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School Highlights:
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Whatcom Community College serves 4,498 students (53.91% of students are full-time).
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Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 45%.
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Whatcom Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Whatcom County, WA.
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The nearest community college is Bellingham Technical College (2.09 miles away).

School Overview

Whatcom Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 4,498 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,498 students 1,282 students
# Full-Time Students 2,425 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 2,073 students
1,017 students
% Asian
2%
2%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
% White
34%
57%
% Two or more races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
42%
3%
% Non Resident races
17%
2%
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,065 is less than the state average of $5,694. 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 $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,065 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,415 $10,252
Source: 2005 (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 $15,169 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 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Washington is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.