Whatcom Community College Rankings

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Ranking Category
#6584 of 14,131 In the World
#1830 of 2,597 In North America
#1742 of 2,496 In the United States
#40 of 57 In Washington
#2 of 4 In Bellingham
#5975 of 6,281 For Sociology
#6383 of 6,450 For Political Science
#6684 of 6,939 For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
100%
Aid receiving
64%
Undergraduates
3,850
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
www.whatcom.edu

Whatcom Community College Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Whatcom Community College has an acceptance rate of 100% and is among the 23% of the easiest universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

913 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,409 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Whatcom Community College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 2279 (60%)
Hispanic 518 (14%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 261 (7%)
Two or more races 245 (6%)
Nonresident Alien 235 (6%)
Asian 208 (5%)
Black or African American 58 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 12 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 9 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$5,510
Students receiving aid
64%

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $4,523
Tuition in-state $4,523
Tuition out-of-state $10,127
Fee in-district $345
Fee in-state $345
Fee out-of-state $345

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 230
Room charge $9,450

Whatcom Community College majors

Whatcom Community College has granted 14 bachelor's degrees in Network and System Administration/Administrator. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Whatcom Community College.

Major Associate Bachelor
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 559
Business & Commerce, General 51
Physical Therapy Assistant 45
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 33
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 29
Computer Support Specialist 21
Business Administration and Management, General 16
Mechanical Engineering 14
Network and System Administration & Administrator 14
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 10
Medical & Clinical Assistant 9
Physical Sciences, General 9
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 7
Accounting Technology & Technician and Bookkeeping 6
Prepress & Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 6
Substance Abuse & Addiction Counseling 5
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 4
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 3
Banking and Financial Support Services 2
Music, General 2
Chemical Engineering 1
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 1
Grand Total 833 14

Whatcom Community College has a graduation rate of 34%, which is among the 17% lowest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 34% 26% 41%

Publications & Citations

Whatcom Community College has published 165 scientific papers with 1,861 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Medicine, Environmental Science, Biology, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Geography and Cartography, Law, and Computer Science.

Publications
165
Citations
1,861

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
103 / 628
Medicine
86 / 1,151
Environmental Science
74 / 1,051
Biology
73 / 1,026
Sociology
70 / 402
Psychology
56 / 829
Political Science
54 / 279
Geography and Cartography
47 / 749
Law
45 / 235
Computer Science
44 / 629
Philosophy
44 / 112
Engineering
43 / 407
Physics
40 / 516
Chemistry
39 / 449
Geology
39 / 681
Ecology
38 / 435
Public Health
38 / 366
Mathematics
38 / 278
Business
33 / 134
Demography
29 / 218
Psychiatry
29 / 682
History
26 / 153
Pathology
25 / 484
Paleontology
25 / 322
Quantum and Particle physics
24 / 85
Genetics
24 / 344
Surgery
24 / 568
Linguistics
23 / 80
Archaeology
23 / 150
Nursing
22 / 87
Economics
21 / 90
Statistics
20 / 187
Mechanical Engineering
19 / 137
Art & Design
18 / 33
Anthropology
18 / 42
Development Studies
17 / 86
Social Psychology
17 / 110
Biochemistry
17 / 301
Marketing
17 / 27
Agricultural Science
16 / 188

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 0 6
1991 0 3
1992 0 4
1993 2 4
1994 1 4
1995 0 6
1996 1 5
1997 0 7
1998 1 3
1999 3 11
2000 1 12
2001 4 14
2002 4 19
2003 3 24
2004 2 28
2005 3 24
2006 1 38
2007 2 36
2008 0 41
2009 3 47
2010 3 55
2011 2 72
2012 3 71
2013 6 81
2014 6 72
2015 8 110
2016 4 82
2017 10 102
2018 7 82
2019 12 143
2020 11 130
2021 18 193
2022 13 162

General info

Total FTE staff 350
Carnegie classification Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional

Location and contacts

Address 237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, Washington, 98226
United States
City population 91,000
Phone 3603833000