Whatcom is a public college located in Bellingham, Washington. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,449 undergraduate students. The Whatcom acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping, and Nursing Assistant. Graduating 31% of students, Whatcom alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,700.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities687 Graduates
Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping111 Graduates
Nursing Assistant102 Graduates
Early Childhood Education64 Graduates
Computer and Information Systems Security53 Graduates
Physical Therapy Technician39 Graduates
Massage Therapy and Bodywork26 Graduates
Computer Systems Technician21 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Whatcom Community College Reviews
I attended WCC as a full-time Running Start student for two years, the student resources that were made available were very useful especially the library's silent room and the learning center. As a student of color, the intercultural center was also a great place to be in regards to the sense of community created there amongst other students of color as well and was a very welcoming space. Professors were sometimes hit or miss but when they hit, they were extremely knowledgable and likable people who had passion for what they taught and really wanted to students to learn rather than just pursue a grade.
As a new student, I have not much to go off of. The beginning process of enrolling and taking my first steps as a student, have not necessarily been difficult, but a bit confusing. Almost all WCC staff members that have assisted me through these beginning steps have been very kind and did their best to help me. However, I feel that some staff lack enough knowledge to fully help me or other beginning students. Other than being sent around to numerous incorrect places, I think I will enjoy other parts of the school, such as the friendly faces.
Whatcom Community College encourages student involvement, student leadership, student lead conferences, diversity, and self expression. They have fantastic teachers, who respond to emails efficiently and are always welcoming. The environment on campus and in classes is very safe. Teachers try to engage students rather than lecture all of the time. Teachers are always encouraging discussions. The campus has great resources for students like tutoring, bus passes, computer labs, lots of studying areas, smoking areas, counseling, and lots transfer or job fairs. They have a lot of fun events as well as informational events held on campus. It's just a fantastic school.