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Whatcom Community College is a public institution situated in Bellingham, Washington. The location of Whatcom Community College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

190 Undergraduate Degrees

Where Is Whatcom Community College?

Location of Whatcom Community College

Contact details for Whatcom Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: 360-383-3000

How Do I Get Into Whatcom Community College?

You can apply to Whatcom Community College online at:

Whatcom Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Whatcom Community College?

9% Take Out Loans
12.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Whatcom Community College, approximately 9% of students took out student loans averaging $4,333 a year. That adds up to $17,332 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Whatcom Community College is 12.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Whatcom Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,293 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,152 undergraduate students at Whatcom Community College, with 2,293 being full-time and 1,859 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Whatcom Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,293 full-time undergraduates at Whatcom Community College, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Whatcom Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Whatcom Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Whatcom Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 121
Black or African American 41
Hispanic or Latino 318
White 1,311
International Students 157
Other Races/Ethnicities 345

Over 32 countries are represented at Whatcom Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, China, and Japan.

Online Learning at Whatcom Community College

16 Took All Classes Online
1,044 Took At Least One Class Online
1,303.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,044 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Whatcom Community College has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Whatcom Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Whatcom Community College was 1,303.0%. This is the #55 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Whatcom Community College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Whatcom Community College Healthcare Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 68 0 0 68
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 0 40 0 40
Registered Nursing 0 26 0 26
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 5 18 23
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 18 0 0 18
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 0 4 11 15
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 0 0 0
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 86 75 29 190


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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