Whatcom Community College (WCC)

Bellingham, WA

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Whatcom Community College

Whatcom Community College

Whatcom Community College Student Essentials

Whatcom Community College Student Essentials
Region: Northwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Orca Whale
Website: www.whatcom.ctc.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $4,065
Out-of-State Tuition: $9,415
Retention Rate: 63%
Enrollment: 6,607
Year Established: 1970

About WCC

Situated on a scenic campus in Bellingham, Washington, Whatcom Community College offers comprehensive academics, including transfer and professional degrees and programs for special populations.

To cater to its fairly high enrollment, Whatcom grants transfer degrees and degrees in many fields, such as Business, Early Childhood Education, Medical Assisting, Nursing and Paralegal Studies.

At Whatcom you can also benefit from numerous specialized programs, which include non-degree community education courses, worker retraining programs, ESL programs, classes for high school students and classes for those over age 50.

The student services at Whatcom are in place to offer personal, academic and career counseling and provide support to veterans and disabled students.

Student activities and organizations include a school newspaper, film screenings, field trips, on-campus lectures, recreational opportunities and various student clubs.

Admission to a Whatcom associate’s degree program is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who has a high school diploma or GED.

Tuition is significantly lower for Washington State residents. However, those who still require assistance may apply for financial aid.

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WCC Map & Location

Whatcom Community College
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226


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Getting Around WCC

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Bellingham, WA

Winter
Dec
46
35
Jan
48
36
Feb
50
36
Spring
Mar
54
39
Apr
59
42
May
64
47
Summer
Jun
69
51
Jul
73
54
Aug
74
54
Fall
Sep
68
50
Oct
59
45
Nov
51
39

WCC Students

Total Students 6,607

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 7%
  • African American: 1%
  • Caucasian: 72%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 15%
Latino 7%
African American 1%
Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 4%
Unknown and Other 15%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 36%
Part-Time 64%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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Whatcom Community College

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