WCC Description

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.

Quick Facts about Whatcom Community College

Region

Northwest

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Orca Whale

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$3,630

Out-of-State Tuition

$9,405

Retention Rate

64%

Enrollment

4,429

Year Established

1970

WCC Students

Total Students
4,429

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
100%
Out-of-State
0%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
1%
Asian
3%
Caucasian
73%
Latino
5%
Other
18%

Students State Origin

Washington
100%

International Students

International
2%
Domestic
98%

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