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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    B+
  6. Location
    B+
Whatcom Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NWAC
Athletic Conference
Address
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
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Whatcom Community College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$7,530/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,863/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,409/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,157/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,979/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,672/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,392Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
No
40%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.35 responses
23%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.35 responses
27%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.15 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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Whatcom Community College Reviews

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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.
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Whatcom Community College has treated me very well. The quality of academics has been high, and if you take the time to look for good professors, you can find some very good ones. I'm a transfer student who will be getting my AA as a direct transfer degree, which means my credits will all transfer as a package to the university in Oregon I will be attending. I'm a big fan of transferring from a community college to a university if you want to save money on a college education. Whatcom definitely delivers in that respect, with a worthwhile education at a much lower cost than two years at a university. If you live in Northwest Washington, or are interested in a quality community college that is located in the same city as a university (Western Washington University), then this could be the school for you.
Whatcom Community College is a great place to thrive because of the caring faculty members. They truly try their best to help you if you are struggling. Whatcom also offers Math and English learning centers where you can drop in at anytime and get help from tutors on any assignment. The only thing I would like to see change is the weather! It is always so rainy in the Pacific Northwest.