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

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
$7,409/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,808/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,379/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,085/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,519/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,849/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,267Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
45%
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 Whatcom Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

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Whatcom Community College Reviews

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Great college! Great diversity, fun times with convincing reasons to succeed in life. This college has been a blessing and showed me that I can achieve many things. One thing I like from this college is that you can graduate in a variety of topics and transfer out into another 4 year university.
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Since Whatcom is a community college, it gives everyone a great tipping point, go out and find a job, or transfer to another school and contunue your education. Which is great for me because I plan on transfering to Western Washington University and I'll have half of my studies done already!
The school's online courses have made quite a convenience for many students with conflicting schedules and students who have different learning styles. Online classes may not offer the community-environment that most traditional classrooms in the school offers, online students experience a more personalise environment, not necessarily confined to traditional schedules, styles, and approaches. A variety of resources such as teacher contacts, academic sources, and others have aided many students, such as myself, in catering to interact and become educated for these online courses. The online classes have easy to understand displays and interactive guidelines that students would have little difficulties in learning where and how to submit, write, or do assignments, videos, and learning agendas. Because of the more personalised approach, many students have to manage the workload by themselves with little interaction and aid from external sources, so students with online courses have to rely on themselves and each other to placate disorganisation. Messages and chatrooms offer features to interact with teachers and other students alike, though some at inconvenient time tables and often left to respond in uncertain or intermittent times. Although the online courses offer a more personalised approach in education, one has to be self-disciplined and adaptive to the Internet to run through Whatcom's online educational system.