Whatcom Community College

Tel: 3603833000
10,980 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
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Whatcom Community College serves 10,980 students (36.42% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less 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

The teacher population of 232 teachers has grown by 81% over five years.
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
Total Faculty 232 staff
61 staff
Whatcom Community College Total Faculty (2006-2011)

Student Body

The student population of 10,980 teachers has grown by 151% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 28:1 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 10,980 students 1,294 students
Whatcom Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
21:1
Whatcom Community College Student Staff (2006-2011)
# Full-Time Students 3,999 students
822 students
Whatcom Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
Whatcom Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Unknown races
42%
3%
Whatcom Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
17%
2%
Whatcom Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Whatcom Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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
Whatcom Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,580 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 176% over four years.
The out-state tuition of - is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has declined by 100% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,580 $5,694
Whatcom Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketball, Soccer,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Choir and drama programs, Clubs and intramural sports teams, Student clubs and activities Choir and drama programs,
Clubs and intramural sports teams,
Student clubs and activities,
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Whatcom Community College is a regionally and nationally accredited two-year college with an accomplished faculty and staff who serve nearly 11,000 students annually. On its 72-acre campus in Bellingham, Wash., and through online courses, Whatcom offers transfer degrees, professional-technical training programs, as well as basic education, job skills, and Community & Continuing Education classes. According to the Aspen Institute (2014), WCC is rated among the top six community and technical colleges in the state and recognized as one of the leading community colleges in the nation. Established in 1967, Whatcom has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1976. Top degrees WCC grads earn at two- or four-year colleges: Business, finance, accounting; Social sciences; Humanities; Sciences and environmental sciences; Nursing; Engineering, engineering technology.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Bellingham
    3028 Lindbergh Ave
    BellinghamWA 98225
    (360)752-7000
    2.09 Mi | 2,144 students
  • Mount Vernon
    2405 E. College Way
    Mount VernonWA 98273
    (360)416-7600
    26.05 Mi | 4,435 students
  • Everett
    2000 Tower Street
    EverettWA 98201
    (425)388-9100
    55.97 Mi | 6,967 students
  • Everett
    1615 75th Street Sw Suite 220
    EverettWA 98203
    (425)583-0200
    60.62 Mi | 313 students
  • Everett
    Everest College-Everett
    Private for-profit
    906 SE Everett Mall Parkway 6th Floor
    EverettWA 98208
    (425)789-7960
    62.43 Mi | 457 students

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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.