Bellingham Technical College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,568

2.19% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$4,522

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

17.1%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

2,392

62.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

55%

22 Graduates

About

Bellingham Technical College is a higher education institution located in Whatcom County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bellingham Technical College were .

In 2017, 978 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bellingham Technical College. 44.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (632 degrees), 4.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (140 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bellingham Technical College is $2,568, which is $-4,846 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bellingham Technical College is $2,568, which is $-4,846 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,522.

In 2017, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,568

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bellingham Technical College was $2,568. The cost of tuition at Bellingham Technical College is $-4,846 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$4,522

2017 Value

41.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bellingham Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,522. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bellingham Technical College grew by 41.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,780

Room and Board

$1,080

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bellingham Technical College was of $9,780 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,080. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

29%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Bellingham Technical College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 8.62% with respect to 2016, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

17.1%

2016 Default Rate

85

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bellingham Technical College was 17.1%, which represents 85 out of the 496 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Bellingham Technical College has a total enrollment of 2,392 students. The full-time enrollment at Bellingham Technical College is 1,501 students and the part-time enrollment is 891. This means that 62.8% of students enrolled at Bellingham Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bellingham Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.4% White, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.61% Two or More Races, 2.88% Asian, 1.34% Black or African American, 0.794% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.251% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bellingham Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (36.3%), followed by White Female (27.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.73%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bellingham Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,392 students. The full-time enrollment at Bellingham Technical College is 1,501 and the part-time enrollment is 891. This means that 62.8% of students enrolled at Bellingham Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%

N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bellingham Technical College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Bellingham Technical College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,445

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    255

  3. Two or More Races

    158

The enrolled student population at Bellingham Technical College is 60.4% White, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.61% Two or More Races, 2.88% Asian, 1.34% Black or African American, 0.794% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.251% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 403 students (16.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 114 fewer women than men received degrees from Bellingham Technical College. The majority of degree recipients at Bellingham Technical College are white (632 degrees awarded). There were 4.51 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (140 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bellingham Technical College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bellingham Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (90 degrees awarded), Precision Production (87 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (132 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College are Software developers (430,276 people), Other managers (144,055 people), Computer occupations, all other (130,353 people), Computer programmers (116,171 people), and Computer & information systems managers (104,578 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College are Construction (90 degrees awarded), Precision Production (87 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (132 degrees), Engineering Technologies (93 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College are Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Marketing managers, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College are Construction (90 degrees awarded), Precision Production (87 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (132 degrees), Engineering Technologies (93 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College are Computer Systems Design (500,614 people), Construction (128,157 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (102,699 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (89,305 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (83,570 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College are Construction (90 degrees awarded), Precision Production (87 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (132 degrees), Engineering Technologies (93 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bellingham Technical College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bellingham Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 546

  2. 432

In 2017, 546 degrees were awarded to men at Bellingham Technical College, which is 1.26 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (432).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 75 degrees were awarded to men at Bellingham Technical College in Electrician, which is 25 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 52 degrees were awarded to women at Bellingham Technical College in Registered Nursing, which is 7.43 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bellingham Technical College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.55% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    632 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    140 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bellingham Technical College is white (632 degrees awarded). There were 4.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (140 degrees).

14.3% of degree recipients (140 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    349 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    283 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bellingham Technical College is white male (349 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (283 degrees).

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Operations

Bellingham Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.18M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $50.2k (1.58%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Bellingham Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $39.4M. Bellingham Technical College employs 62 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Bellingham Technical College are Male No academic ranks (31), Female No academic ranks(31), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellingham Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 87 employees, Service, with 20 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.18M

2017 Endowment

12.4%

growth from 2016

Bellingham Technical College has an endowment valued at about $3.18M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bellingham Technical College grew 12.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $480k lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.48M - Federal

  2. $1.6M - State

  3. $1.45M - Local

As of 2017, Bellingham Technical College received $1.48M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.6M from state grants and contracts, and $1.45M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14M

2017 Salaries

4.19%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Bellingham Technical College paid a median of $14M in salaries, which represents 35.5% of their overall expenditure ($39.4M) and a 4.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.13% decline from 2015 and a 6.31% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.11M

Instructional Salaries

62

Number of Employees

In 2017, Bellingham Technical College paid a total of $4.11M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.95M (30.4%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

62 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

87 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bellingham Technical College were No academic rank with 62 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellingham Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 87 employees; Service with 20 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male No academic rank

  2. Female No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bellingham Technical College was Male No academic rank with 31 employees, Female No academic rank with 31 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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