Whatcom Community College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - PoorSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very GoodCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Excellent
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Whatcom Community College is a medium two-year, public school with 4,395 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1967 and is one of the 5 schools and colleges located in Bellingham, Washington.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
24
Fair
Several-month certificate, 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 24 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Nursing, Accounting and Finance, Medical Assistant, and Computer Science. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
68%
Fair
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.

Whatcom Community College student retention rate is relatively low at 68% (close to Washington average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
14 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Whatcom Community College is low - 38%. Approximately 23% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Whatcom Community College is pretty decent: 14:1. Find out more details about faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$9,800
Medium
Average tuition costs are close to the nationwide median - $9,500 per academic year. The additional fees at Whatcom Community College beyond tuition are about $300; which comes to $9,800 a year.

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

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This school will consider accepting 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) at entry.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at 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



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,300
Medium
Whatcom Community College offers 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. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
B
Dicey
Whatcom Community College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 200 students, which offers a viable on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low: nearly $4,300 per year.

Based on the college crime information, Whatcom Community College seems to be a generally 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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