Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodNG
- Student LifeB
Whatcom is a public college located in Bellingham, Washington. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,368 undergraduate students. The Whatcom acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping, and Early Childhood Education. Graduating 37% of students, Whatcom alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,700.
Whatcom Community College Rankings
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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 Humanities656 Graduates
Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping143 Graduates
Early Childhood Education94 Graduates
Computer and Information Systems Security64 Graduates
Child Development58 Graduates
Nursing Assistant53 Graduates
Physical Therapy Technician41 Graduates
Physical Sciences34 Graduates
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Whatcom Community College Reviews
Everyone that I have interacted with that is associated with WCC has been pleasant, helpful, and informative/knowledgeable. The only thing that I struggled with was the need to have multiple accounts to sign into and potentially have messages, announcements, or notifications. This was my first quarter as a returning student though. Some of the enrolling processes were difficult when it was done all online or over the phone. Some of the ratings I am supposed to answer below are not applicable so I wasn't able to answer truthfully. I have no experience with the physical campus or the "school scene".
Whatcom has a wonderful staff and is in a nice area for those looking for the college experience without the bulk of Seattle. Theres many good places for food with in walking distance and plenty of night time activities in the city. The professors were all enthusiastic about teaching and accommodating of those needing help. The math department was the only department that left much to be desired, but I only had two teachers for the whole department and don’t want to lessen my opinion for a mediocre course. Advisors are all helpful at helping you achieve your goals and the staff are friendly. I would definitely recommend this college and am sad to be leaving.
Phenomenal staff! Super helpful and competent even throughout the pandemic. Thanks, WCC. Can't wait to start in the Fall!