Whatcom Community College: Review & Facts

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Whatcom Community College is a medium two-year, public school with 4,555 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1967 and is one of the 6 schools and colleges located in Bellingham, Washington.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
21
1-year certificate and associate's degree are offered at Whatcom Community College.

Whatcom Community College implements a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 21 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Medical Assistant, Computer Science, Physical Therapy, and Nursing. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools and colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
63%
Whatcom Community College student retention rate is relatively low at 63% (below Washington average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Whatcom Community College is low - 32%. Approximately 23% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Whatcom Community College is decent: 16:1. Find out more details about faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$9,500
Average tuition costs are close to the nationwide median - $9,500 per academic year.

Read the details about Whatcom Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This school might accept dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Whatcom Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (360) 383-3000 or check Whatcom Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B+
Whatcom Community College provides a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Whatcom Community College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses.

ROTC
Available
No
At present there is no on-campus housing at Whatcom Community College.

Based on the college crime information, Whatcom Community College appears to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Whatcom Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Whatcom Community College, 237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226, USA
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