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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    D+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
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.
About Whatcom Community College...
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

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$7,291/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,719/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
64%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,449Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,962
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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Campus Life

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What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
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  • Beautiful campus, fun instructors
    33%
  • Great instructors
    26%
  • Beautiful campus, good facilities
    22%
  • Good teachers, no community
    11%
  • Cares more about student's feelings theneducation.
    4%
  • Linguistic, ethnically, and individually diverse
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%

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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.
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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.